Admissions Open House


Admisiones Casa Abierta


Family Preparedness Plan

Family Preparedness Plan - Immigrant and Refugee Children

There are communities where school aged children might have parents who could be put into detention centers by ICE agents during the hours the children are at school. SED has shared some guidance about this. We thought school counselors should be aware of the following resource for families who could potentially find themselves in this position. Albany Law School/NYCLU faculty have recommended families have a family preparedness plan. The link (below)  is one example. The Guidance Center of Westchester is sharing Legal Aid Society “Emergency Plan in Case of Detention or Deportation of Family Members” with their families.


M/WBE Compliance

Our World Neighborhood Charter School is required to comply with NYSED’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) policy through the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program.  

M/WBE participation includes services, materials, or supplies purchased from minority and women-owned firms certified with the NYS Division of Minority and Women Business Development.  Not-for-profit agencies are not eligible for this certification.

Currently Our World Neighborhood Charter School is seeking the following from eligible M/WBE organization:

  • After School Enrichment Services

  • Evaluation Services through the 21st CCLC Program

  • Education Technology Services

  • Curriculum Supplies and Materials

For the purposes of the 21st CCLC grant, the salary and fringe benefit exclusion applies to the expenses of the lead applicant as well as any approved partner organizations. For multi-year grants, applicants should use the total budget for Year 1 in the above calculation.

If an organization is M/WBE Compliant, please submit a detailed proposal and/or outline of services described, M/WBE 102 Form, and any other relevant information to the following:


Mark Crusante
Director of Development
Attention: 21st CCLC
Our World Neighborhood Charter School
36-12 35th Avenue
Astoria, New York 11106
Please submit your information no later than Monday, November 22, 2016. For questions, please contact Mark Crusante at or via telephone at 718-392-3405 ext. 206.



Lead Testing in Drinking Water




Phys Ed & Health Grant

OWNCS is the recipeint of a new grant

US Healthier School Challenge

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OWNCS Apparel

Purchase OWNCS FALCONS apparel (t-shirts, bags, hats, sweaters, jackets, laptop covers, towels and even pajama pants).

You can customize your OWN! Apparel can be customized for anyone (mom, dad, grandparents etc). 

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OWN-A Top NYC Middle School

OWNCS Ranked Among Top Public Middle Schools in New York City

NY Observer Magazine distinguishes school as one of only two charter middle schools ranked in Top 20 for 2012.

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