History

Joe and Carol Reich launch the Beginning with Children Foundation (BwC) (and begin the process of starting a school in partnership with the NYC Department of Education)

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1990

Beginning with Children School (BwCS) opens at 11 Bartlett Street

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1992

Joe and Carol Reich support advocacy efforts resulting in New York State passing its first charter school legislation

1998

BwCS has first 8th grade graduating class

2000

BwC opens Community Partnership Charter School (CPCS) in collaboration with local parents

2000

BwC creates the Legacy Network to support the continued success of BwCS alumni

2003

BwC helps establish the New York City Charter School Center to provide resources, technical assistance, advocacy, and quality standards across the sector

2004

BwC celebrates its 20th Anniversary

2010

CPCS expands to middle school

2010

Beginning with Children Charter School 2 (BwCCS 2) Opens

2012

CPCS has first 8th grade graduating class

2013

BwCCS 2 has first 8th grade graduating class

2020

Archived News

Justice Ginburg at BwC Memorial Event for BwC Founder Carol Reich

Justice Ginsberg speaks at our memorial for Beginning with Children founder Carol Reich.

Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Thank you Justice Ginsberg, for your support of Beginning with Children and for your legacy of creating pathways and opportunities for the underestimated and disenfranchised.