• New York State has started issuing Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) for summer 2021. This is $375 for food to each student registered in NYC schools in June 2021, going directly on existing cards (SNAP/EBT, Medicaid, or P-EBT card). Please note that this is for LAST summer, being issued now and could take a couple of months to reach all families. Given the long delays, this is causing a lot of confusion, and we know that many families may have lost or discarded their P-EBT cards. Attached is a one-pager in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Bengali, and Chinese. More information is available on this page of our website and the State P-EBT FAQs page.

The utterly horrific and sickening mass shootings in Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, TX has shaken this nation to its core. It has also reaffirmed our commitment to fiercely stand against all forms of violence and hate through our MBK Pledge-signing initiative.

Please help us get as many people as possible to sign the MBK Pledge by signing the Pledge below and then forwarding/posting the MBK Pledge link to your school communities and social media platforms.


Here is the MBK Love, Not Hate Pledge Link:



BTA’s first Sip & Paint was a huge success last night! We had a great turnout (30+), and the parents and kids had an awesome time.

Big thanks to Byrd, Kornrich, and the Watson’s for making this event happen!

Shura, I’m gonna need your masterpiece displayed prominently in my office!

All Day.