Municipal Credit Union helps New York City students ‘build a better school’

(April 30, 2014) — Students and administrators at High Bridge Middle School in the Bronx are using their creativity to win money to fund a school project. The school is one of many middle and high schools in New York City  participating in the first Build A Better Schools contest. The public sector-private sector partnership program was initiated by Municipal Credit Union this year in conjunction with the NYC Department of Education, the United Federation of Teachers, the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, CUNY, and local media partners WPIX-TV 11 and the Daily News. The contest encourages students to submit three-minute videos explaining why their school is in need and what project they would undertake if awarded the contest prize money of a $10,000 grand prize or four $5,000 runner-up prizes. Shown visiting High Bridge Middle School on April 29th to discuss the program are: (From L-R) Daily News Community Affairs Manager Brian Adams, United Federation of Teachers Vice President Sterling Roberson, New York City Department of Education Chancellor Carmen Farina, MCU President/CEO Kam Wong, Council of School Supervisors and Administrators President Ernest Logan, and CUNY Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Frank Sanchez.


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