NYC Men Teach
The New York City Men Teach (NYCMT) is an initiative through the NYC Department of Education that was created to inspire more men of color to become teachers throughout NYC, through recruitment and engagement efforts.
As stated on their website, NYCMT is dedicated to uniting men of color committed to educating today's diverse student population, engaging in each other's professional and leadership development, and empowering the communities they serve.
For the past seven years, Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz has worked with the NYCMT by providing professional development workshops through the Culturally Responsive Education Institute.
Computer Science For All
Computer Science for All (CS4All) is one of the eight Equity and Excellence Initiatives in the NYC Department of Education. This initiative ensures that all NYC public school students learn computer science, with an emphasis on female, Black and Latino students. As stated on their website, through CS4All, NYC students will learn to think with the computer, instead of using computers to simply convey their thinking. Students will learn computational thinking, problem-solving, creativity and critical thinking. Student will also learn to collaborate and build relationships with peers, communicate and create technologies, and to better understand technologies we interact with.
For the last two years, Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz has co-sponsored events with CS4All, such as the first and second annual of Why CS Matters in Communities of Color and the Hispanic Heritage Celebration.