Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Phipps Community Development Corporation


Name of organization:

Phipps Community Development Corporation

Primary location:

902 Broadway, 13th floor
New York, NY 10010

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

212-243-9090 external link

LEAs where service will be provided:

C.S. 4
1701 Fulton Ave., Bronx NY 10457


Years provider has delivered service:

Partnership with C.S. 4 since 1994, new SES provider.


Evidence that services have been effective:

Phipps CDC has a proven track record of delivering high quality programs as evidenced by our contract renewals with public agencies and program expansions.


Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate):

The program is based on the SRA Kaleidoscope Intervention Program, with students receiving an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) geared toward their learning needs. Our approach includes a range of skill-building activities and exercises that focus on alphabetic and phonological awareness and phonics. Reading activities also incorporate components of vocabulary development and are designed to enhance reading comprehension skills.


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

Grades 1-5


Content area(s) provider will serve:

English Language Arts (including reading)


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

5 sessions per week, at least 2 sessions per week are recommended.


Average length of each service session (minutes/hours):

One hour per session


Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

Weekdays beginning Fall 2004, with Summer programs added in 2005.


Type of instruction:

Small group and one-on-one instruction facilitated by NYS certified teachers and trained volunteers.


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities:



Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:



Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s):

Teachers who have New York State Teacher Certification will direct program. Volunteers will be carefully trained and recruited from area colleges and universities.


Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery):

Regular assessments of student performance will be shared with parents and caregivers through verbal and written progress reports. When requested, these reports will also be shared with the student’s teacher. Translation of student assessment reports will be made available.


Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)



Additional relevant information:

The organizational experience that Phipps CDC brings to after-school programming joins a reputable curriculum with an implementation plan that involves one-on-one tutoring and intervention at a young age – two of the criteria that have shown demonstrated influence on student outcomes. Our student-centered approach will provide children with decoding skills, strategies to increase their fluency, vocabulary and reading comprehension – and all of this will be achieved in a supportive and interactive environment.

Last Updated: March 21, 2014