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TitleEmber Charter Schools for Mindful Education, Innovation and Transformation
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Table of Contents
                            1. Cover Page
2. Letter of Intent
3. Table 1
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4. Table 2 Public Outreach
5. Attachment 2a Public Outreach
                        
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PHASE I: Letter of Intent
Last updated: 02/28/2016

Basic Contact and Application Information

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Applicant groups and Existing Education Corporations interested in submitting an application to establish Regents-

authorized charter schools are asked to complete this brief information sheet. The Department will use this information to

plan and coordinate peer review panels with appropriate expertise to evaluate all application materials.

Please indicate whether an Applicant Group (operates no charter schools to date) or an Existing Education Corporation

(operates a least one charter school) is submitting this Round 1 Letter of Intent.

Existing Ed Corp LOI to operate additional, new charter schools

Name of Existing Education Corporation

Teaching Firms of America Professional Preparatory Charter School

Proposed Charter School Name(s)

(Please write out the full name for the school you proposed, and include the words "charter" and "school" in the proposed name(s)).

Name of Proposed Schools Grades Served Over Charter Term
(K-5, .6-8, 9-12, etc.)

Max # of Students Served Over
Charter Term

Ember Charter Schools for Mindful
Education, Innovation and
Transformation

K-12 1300

Proposed or Current Board Chair and Public Contact information, including mailing address, phone number, and email

address.

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you do so).

First and Last Name Best Phone Number (###-###-
####)

Email Address

Proposed/Current Board Chair Shahidah Kalam Id-Din

Public/Media Contact Person Rafiq Kalam Id-Din II, Esq.

List of Key Design Elements

(Integral to the school model, these elements should be reflected throughout the application)

1 Improve student learning and achievement

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2 Expanded learning experiences for students who are at risk of academic
failure

3 Encourage use of different and innovative teaching methods

4 Create new professional opportunities for teachers

5 Provide parents/students with expanded choices in educational
opportunities that are available within the public school system

6 (No response)

7 (No response)

8 (No response)

9 (No response)

10 (No response)

www.tfoaprofessionalprep.org

(Refer to the application kit for definitions and guidance as only "substantial" partnerships should be listed here).

Proposed Management Company (No response)

Partner Organization 1 (No response)

Partner Organization 2 (No response)

Proposed Board Chair Signature

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June 18, 2015

Board of Regents
State Education Department
Albany, New York 12234

Dear Board of Regents:

I am writing to you in strong support of the charter application for the proposed Ember
Initiative for Mindful Education, Innovation and Transformation (Ember), the resultant
entity that will house the merger of two amazing education organizations: Teaching
Firms of America-Professional Prep Charter School (TFOA) and the Anew School
(Anew).

This merger and the extraordinary promise of their collective work to build the first K-12
university in our community is exactly the kind of impactful and transformational
opportunity I have consistently advocated for throughout my career, and I will do
everything I can to see that the totality of their efforts come to fruition. I am particularly
excited about helping to realize two important aspects of the project: 1) the portion of the
project that will be Anew as New York’s first ever international public boarding middle
school; and 2) the domestic community based boarding school right here in Bedford
Stuyvesant. Their focus on building both an all boys AND all girls academy reminds me
of the extraordinary examples set by Morehouse and Spelman colleges, and I have no
doubt that the leaders of TFOA and Anew are well on their way to creating something
that will one day be similarly powerful and transformational for the young people of our
community.

I am particularly familiar with TFOA’s work and esteemed reputation as a community
based charter, and know that they play a deeply valuable role in our community. As the
only Black-led charter school in Brooklyn, I enthusiastically applaud their innovative and
holistic teacher-led model, particularly for the authentic, progressive and culturally
relevant instruction they provide, as well as their commitment to educating ALL students
to become the next generation of creators, producers, entrepreneurs, intellectuals,
leaders and civically engaged activists. I stand in full support of their efforts for this
merger and their audacious vision to simultaneously advance both educational
achievement and economic vitalization for our community.











DISTRICT OFFICE

1360 FULTON STREET

BROOKLYN, NY 11216

TEL: (718) 919-0740

(718) 919-0741

FAX: (718) 919-0744



CITY HALL OFFICE

250 BROADWAY, SUITE 1743

NEW YORK, NY 10007

TEL: (212) 788-7354

FAX: (212) 788-8951

[email protected]

THE COUNCIL

OF

THE CITY OF NEW YORK

ROBERT E. CORNEGY, JR.
COUNCIL MEMBER, 36TH DISTRICT, BROOKLYN

CHAIR

SMALL BUSINESS



COMMITTEES

CIVIL SERVICE & LABOR

FINANCE

HEALTH

HOUSING

PUBLIC SAFETY

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I strongly urge you to approve the application for Ember. I look forward to continue to
work with the TFOA staff, students and families as they become the Ember Community
for years to come and serving as a resource and advocate for them on whatever matters
may arise for which I can be helpful.

Please feel free to contact me if I can do anything that would aid you in your evaluations
and determinations for granting the charter for Ember.







Cordially yours,





Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.

Council Member - 36th District

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