$15M awarded to over 50 Brooklyn schools for STEAM education

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams gets emotional while awarding $15 million worth of STEAM education funding at P.S. 158 Warwick in East New York. (Photo by Alejandra O'Connell-Domenech)

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was emotional at the check presentation.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Thursday morning awarded $15 million in capital investments to 58 Brooklyn schools to bolster their STEAM education, including major technology upgrades.

Adams presented physical checks to teachers and principals from the selected Brooklyn schools at an emotional press conference at P.S. 158 Warwick in East New York.

In addition to technology upgrades, the funds will also go toward the creation of 11 hydroponic labs, three maker spaces, a culinary arts space and a creative lab space. Over the last six years, BP Adams has invested $140 million in Brooklyn schools.

“I’m really excited,” said 16-year-old Brianna De La Cruz, a student at the Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice. The Borough Park middle and high school received $70,000 for a new computer lab.

“College applications are online now, and we won’t have to worry about the computers breaking down as much, because that happens a lot,” she added.

According to the principal Nathalie Jufer, 90 percent of the students at Urban Assembly live below the poverty line and do not have access to the internet at home, making the computer lab an essential to finishing homework assignments.

“It’s going to make classes a lot easier and everyone’s lives easier,” De La Cruz said.

At P.S. 158 Warwick, the hydroponic lab will create a pipeline for students to keep pursuing STEAM classes in middle, school high school and beyond.

“Having the hydroponic lab not only in our district but in Brooklyn means equity for our students,” principal Latishia Towles said.

The occasion was especially impactful for Adams, he said, because of his experience as a police officer in the community when crime was high. The investments in schools were a sign that things would continue to change for the better in the community, he said.

“You know that one day I would like to be the mayor, but no matter what I do in life, in government, I’m going to find a way to continue to give these kids an opportunity,” Adams said. “We have a long way to go, but we are raising the bar and letting all children know that they matter right here in this part of Brooklyn.”

The schools receiving funding are the following: 

School Name:

Allocated

Use

Automotive High School

100,000

Creative Lab

Academy Of Hospitality And Tourism 911

1,200,000

Culinary Arts Lab

Urban Assembly Institute Of Math And Science For Young Women

179,000

Hydroponics

P.S. 58

175,000

Hydroponics

P.S. 130

565,000

Hydroponics

P.S. 181

175,000

Hydroponics

Academy For Conservation And The Environment

500,000

Hydroponics

East New York Middle School Of Excellence

225,000

Hydroponics

P.S. 158 Warwick

225,000

Hydroponics

P.S 190 Sheffield

225,000

Hydroponics

P.S. 212 Lady Deborah Moody

200,000

Hydroponics

Frederick Douglass Academy Vii High School

175,000

Hydroponics

George Westinghouse Career And Technical Education High School

175,000

Hydroponics

Boys And Girls High School

80,000

Infrastructure

Brooklyn Generation School

200,000

Maker Space

East Brooklyn Community High School

100,000

Maker Space

Brooklyn Frontiers High School

150,000

Maker Space

Brooklyn Arts and Science

100,000

Science lab

Medgar Evers College Preparatory School

235,000

Science lab

Medgar Evers College Preparatory School

200,000

Science lab

Van Siclen Community Middle School

600,000

Science lab

P.S. 270 Johann Dekalb

325,000

STEM Labs

M.S. 267 Math, Science & Technology

325,000

STEM Labs

P.S. 92 Adrian Hegeman

100,000

STEM Labs

M.S. 394

200,000

STEM Labs

P.S. 181

75,000

STEM Labs

Academy For Conservation And The Environment

135,000

STEM Labs

The Uft Charter School

319,000

STEM Labs

P.S. 160 William T. Sampson

439,000

STEM Labs

The Academy Of Talented Scholars

250,000

STEM Labs

P.S. 209 Margaret Mead

357,000

STEM Labs

J.H.S. 291 Roland Hayes

300,000

STEM Labs

I.S. 347 School Of Humanities

300,000

STEM Labs

School For Career Development

210,000

STEM Labs

Explore Empower Charter School

35,000

STEM Labs

Frederick Douglass Academy Vii High School

165,000

STEM Labs

P.S. 46 Edward C. Blum

250,000

Technology

Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School

100,000

Technology

P.S. 1 The Bergen School

386,000

Technology

Park Slope Collegiate

180,000

Technology

J.H.S. 57 Whitelaw Reid

350,000

Technology

P.S. 161 The Crown School

240,000

Technology

M.S. 394

150,000

Technology

Urban Action Academy

50,000

Technology

P.S. 224 Hale A. Woodruff

112,000

Technology

J.H.S. 259 William Mckinley

250,000

Technology

P.S. 176 Ovington

60,000

Technology

P.S./I.S. 30 Mary White Ovington

165,000

Technology

P.S. 102 The Bayview School

350,000

Technology

Urban Assembly School For Criminal Justice

70,000

Technology

Riverdale Avenue Community School

75,000

Technology

The Brooklyn School For Social Justice

250,000

Technology

P.S./I.S. 045 Horace E. Greene

350,000

Technology

Lamad Charter School

250,000

Technology

Brooklyn High School For Law And Technology

240,000

Technology

Brooklyn High School Of The Arts

90,000

Technology

The Urban Assembly School For Collaborative Healthcare

80,000

Technology

Medgar Evers College, CUNY

1,000,000

Technology


 

Alejandra O'Connell-Domenech