Apply for the Race Against Waste Program

Open to: 4-8 Grade Classroom or Cluster Teachers
Opportunity at a Glance: Teams of two teachers, apply for the Race Against Waste program.  This collaboration between Service in Schools & DOE Sustainability is designed to support teachers in leading students through an investigation of waste in their community and developing a service-learning project that focuses on reducing and/or reusing fabric, food, or plastic waste. Participants will hold 8 to 10 weekly after-school or classroom sessions with students from Jan-May 2023.

NOTE: Teacher pairs are expected to participate in two full-day in-person professional learning sessions and two after-school 60-minute virtual professional learning sessions.

Key dates:  

  • Two full-day in-person professional learning sessions: Tuesday January 10 and Wednesday February 15
  • Two virtual sessions: Tuesday March 7 and Thursday May 16
  • Weekly meetings with your class or afterschool group

Location: Office of Sustainability (44-36 Vernon Blvd, LIC QN 11101) & Paley Center for Media (25 W 52nd St, NY, NY 10019)
Registration deadline: Monday November 21

Take action: Learn more and apply here
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