InsideSchools has helped millions of families like yours understand the NYC public school system. Now, we need your help to make sure the newest New Yorkers can navigate their educational journey in their new country.

You know how complicated the New York City public school system can be. Just imagine arriving in a new city where you don’t speak the language and you are living in temporary housing, all while trying to figure out how to support your child in the largest school district in the country.

More than 16,000 newcomer immigrant students living in temporary housing have enrolled in NYC schools over the past year. Many families don’t have the information they need about how the NYC education system works. Some families have not been able to enroll their children in school and others don’t know how to get to the school they are assigned to.

With your support, together we can make a difference. Your contribution will enable us to develop parent-friendly resource materials like handouts and video tutorials in languages that families are comfortable with. We’ll also host workshops to guide families through the New York City public school system and provide personalized support for their children’s learning.

We are planning specialized workshops for Afghan families, focusing on supporting children with educational gaps, as well as assisting Spanish-speaking families with middle and high school placement, along with state testing.

Here are ways you can lend a hand:

  • Donate to help InsideSchools create resource materials and host even more workshops for newly arrived immigrant families in temporary housing.
  • Volunteer your time and talents. If you can help with translation or interpretation, organizing materials and workshops, or sharing your knowledge about the NYC public school system with families, please email us at and write "Volunteer" in the subject line. Briefly let us know how you can help.

If you’re looking for more ways to help, consider donating new or gently used items to Team TLC’s Little Shop of Kindness at 12 West 40th Street.

We appreciate your support in welcoming our newest New Yorkers and equipping them with the tools they need for their educational journey! Thank you so much!

The InsideSchools Team