Your Child, Your School, Your Voice

About Us

Commitment to Excellence

Community Education Councils, created by the New York State Legislature, are the local bodies responsible for ensuring that public school parents and the public have input in educational decision-making at the community school district level.  This Council supports 23 public elementary, middle and high schools in Central Harlem.

Did You know.........

CEC5 currently has a vacancy.  
Please contact us at 212-222-1359 ext. 2321 or, if you are a dedicated community parent leader interested in serving.

2015-2017 Highlights

  • Wake Up To What Matters Campaign
  • Education Summit (Parent Lead)
  • Town Hall with Chacellor Carmen Fariña
  • Parent Power Series
  • Parent Choice Awards


Dr. Sanayi Beckles-Canton
Chair of the CEC5 Policy Commitee

1st Vice President

Diane Tinsley
Manhattan Borough President Appointee
Chair of the CEC5 Legal Roundtable

2nd Vice President

Pamela Stewart
Manhattan Borough President Appointee
Chair of the the CEC5 Parent Leadership Committee

Recording Secretary

 Miriam Shanderson


 Schadell Barnhill


Sydahne Bradge


Ayisha Irvin


 Nydia Prishker


Anna Minsky

Important Upcoming Events

CEC5 Press Conference

Join us for a Press Conference 

Equity For All Schools in District 5


Foundation Aid $12mm Owed  to D5 




Thursday, May 24, 2018

11:00 AM

Abyssinian Baptist Church

132 West 138th Street

New York, NY 10030

Briefing & Light Breakfast at 10:00 AM

CEC5 May Business Meeting

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

6:00 PM

District 5 Office - Conference Room 231

PS 36 - Unit 2

123 Morningside Drive

New York, NY 10027

Your Child, Your School, Your Voice

CEC D5 Notice of Vacancy

Two Vacancies 

General Education & English Language Learners (ELLs)

Grades K-8

If you are interested in serving on the council, consider filling out an application.  



call the CEC5 Office

Join one of our committees and be apart of the change in District 5

CEC5 Education Policy

Sanayi Beckles-Canton, Chair

CEC5 Parent Leadership

Pamela Stewart, Chair

CEC5 Legal Round table

Diane Tinsley, Chair

CEC5 Diverse Learners Committee (INACTIVE)

Parenting Journey

Parenting journey is a 10 session program that focuses on promoting attitudes that enhance good parenting behaviors and providing the tools for parents and caregivers to effectively model these behaviors at home.  Parenting Journey is designed to create a safe haven, where parents can share their experiences, thoughts, and feelings in an environment of safety, trust and respect.

Class Dates: Tuesdays April 17, 2018 - June 26, 2018

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

225 West 123rd Street

New York, NY 10027

Walk-in/Same Day Registration

Contact: Ocynthia Williams, Co-Director Harlem Renaissance Education Pipeline, Inc. or 646-442-6565

CEC 5 Community Supporters

Dominos Pizza

Supporters of the CEC5  Kids Entrepreneur Workshop

Jacobs Restaurant

Supporters of the CEC5 Legal Roundtable


Supporters of the 2016 CEC 5 Wake Up To What Matter Campaign Launch

Supporter of the 2016 CEC5 Wake Up To What Matters Campaign Launch

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Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center

Supporter of CEC5.

Sussman Education

Supporter of the 2016 CEC5 Wake Up To What Matters Campaign Launch

Frederick Samuel Community Center

Supporters of CEC5

Community Board 9

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Supporters of CEC5

Ellis & Associates, LLC.

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Supporters of CEC5

Community Board 10

Supporter of CEC5

National Black Theatre

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Uptown Grand Central

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Community Education Council District 5

123 Morningside Drive - Unit 2 - Room 232, NY, NY 10027

212-222-1359 Ext. 2321 (Tel.) * (212) 316-0451 (Fax)


Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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