Your Child, Your School, Your Voice


Focus Group & Planning Meeting

District 5 Focus Group & Planning Meeting for Upcoming Town Hall With Chancellor Carranza

The CEC in District 5 will host a focus group for parents, DOE staff and the community to come out and voice their concerns  about the state of District 5.  

During this meeting we will organize all of your concerns and  questions, so that parents  can present them to the Chancellor.  We only have 1 hour with the Chancellor and we want it to be very productive and solution focused.

Please come out and share your concerns, ideas and any thoughts  that you think could help our district become a better space for learning.

Please RSVP at CEC5@schools.nyc.gov

Meeting Info

When: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: CEC Office

123 Morningside Drive, Unit 2, Rm 232

New York, NY 10027-5002

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 212-222-1395 ext. 2321 or  cec5@schools.nyc.gov, 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

Vice President

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

Recording Secretary

 Ayisha Irvin


 Schadell Barnhill


Sydahne Bradge


 Nydia Prishker


Anna Minsky

Important Upcoming Events

HEAF : Harlem Educational Activities Fund Workshop

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

HEAF Headquarters

2090 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard

10th Floor

New York, NY 10027

*Food will be served

A Parent's Talk About Oral Narrative

Join us as we explore the importance of sharing stories with our


Dr. Gigliana Melzi, from New York University will talk about what oral narrative means and why it is important in our homes. She will give us tips on how to help our children to develop vocabulary and comprehension, as well as ways to support the cognitive development of our little ones.

When: Thursday, October 11, 2018

Time: 9AM - 11 AM

Where: P.S. 036 Margaret Douglas 123

Morningside Drive, Unit 2, Rm 232

New York, NY 10027-5002

212-222-1395, Ext. 2321

Superintendent Danika Rux Presents Family Institutes

Maximize Your Time During Parent Conferences

Thursday October 18, 2018

Harlem Renaissance Technology Center

425 West 123rd Street - 6th Floor

Between Amsterdam & Morningside Avenues

Light breakfast & Interpretation services available

Town Hall Event with Chancellor Richard A. Carranza

Attention Parents!

The Community Education Council 

for District 5 presents

A Town Hall Event with 

Chancellor Richard A. Carranza 

Monday, October 29, 2018

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

P.S. 154

250 West 127th Street

New York, NY 10027

All District 5 Parents are urged to attend!

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 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: Fall Cycle Dates Coming Soon

Walk-in/Same Day Registration

Contact: Ocynthia Williams, Co-Director Harlem Renaissance Education Pipeline, Inc.

ocynthiawill@gmail.com 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

Supporter of the CEC5.

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

Supporters of CEC5


Supporters of CEC5

Ellis & Associates, LLC.

Supporters of CEC5


Supporters of CEC5

Community Board 10

Supporter of CEC5

National Black Theatre

Supporters of CEC5

Uptown Grand Central

Supporters of CEC5

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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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