Case Studies

Summer Arts Academy Daily Diary

One of our fearless interns took the plunge this summer with a journalism / fantasy mashup he named “The Sapling.” It’s a daily diary of the Summer Arts Academy that chronicles how and why 25 students and five teaching artists said yes to an insanely ambitious summer agenda — and delivered! Check it out here,…

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Case Study: Deepening Impacts with Young Life

Improving Educational Outcomes for Students and Schools In October, Young Life New York renewed an innovative partnership with 20/20 Vision for Schools dedicated to making schools better schools and students better students. In Phase Two of our partnership, we will expand our work from eleven schools in five New York neighborhoods to every neighborhood where…

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Case Study: Leadership Summit

The Willow Creek Association’s Global Leadership Summit features 20/20 Vision for Schools this week. Summit speaker Michell Rhee (former Schools Chancellor of Washington, DC, and founder of Children First) will explore how educational inequity robs inner city children of the skills necessary to complete college and compete in an information economy. The Summit asked 20/20 director Jeremy Del…

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Case Study: An Empowered Parent

Although inspired by 20/20’s Vocational Calling, a Brooklyn father struggled to identify where he fit into 20/20’s strategy. He didn’t run a community group or lead a congregation, so he couldn’t commit an organization to adopt a school. Nor was he involved in direct youth work, so he couldn’t directly empower students to lead change…

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Case Study: Abounding Grace Ministries

Ed. Note: The story of PS 34′s partnership with Abounding Grace Ministries and Generation Xcel in Manhattan’s Lower East Side remains the primary inspiration for 20/20 Vision’s school engagement paradigm. Includes narrative, photos, and educational outcome data. This case study was originally published in June 2011, before 20/20 incorporated. // MULTIMEDIA Inspiring a Movement In July…

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Impacting the ABC’s of Educational Policy

New York City spends more than $23 Billion annually in education, more than $21,000 for every one student in its public schools.  How it spends that money is a function of policy decisions made at the city and school levels. Read how one 20/20 partner affected the ABC’s of policy – Appointments, Budgets, and Curriculum –…

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Case Study: Paint the Town

Ed Note: Paint the Town was an initiative sponsored by the Southern Baptist Association in New York City beginning in 2005. In 2007, they asked Jeremy Del Rio to help them reimagine how an evangelical Christian denomination could come alongside public schools in a faith-neutral way. This report, originally written for denominational leaders, summarizes the…

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