Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Strycker’s Bay Neighborhood Council, Inc.


Name of organization:

Strycker’s Bay Neighborhood Council, Inc.

Primary location:

63 West 87th Street, Lower Level
New York, NY 10024

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

212.874.7272 external link

LEAs where service will be provided:

Community Action School
Middle School 258
154 West 93rd Street,
New York, NY 10025


Strycker’s Bay Neighborhood Council’s LACASA Youth Program
61 West 87th Street, Lower Level
New York, NY 10024


Years provider has delivered service:



Evidence that services have been effective:

100% of all students have been promoted to the next grade level; Children’s reading levels increase 1.2 grade levels over a 13-week period.


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

Reading for All Learners Program (RALP)


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

1st – 6th Grades


Content area(s) provider will serve:

English Language Arts and Reading


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:



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

One hour


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;):

September 1 – June 30

Monday – Friday, 3 PM – 6 PM


Type of instruction:

One-on-One and Small Group


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

Because LACASA provides such high levels of individual attention, we are able to handle successfully students with behavioral disabilities. Additionally, our certified teacher, Jean Carmody, specializes in teaching behaviorally challenged and learning disabled children, so her lesson plans and teaching methodology will help to address these children’s individual issues. Unfortunately, both of our LACASA program spaces are not wheelchair accessible, so we are unable to provide services for students who are wheelchair bound.


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

As much of our staff is fluent in both English and Spanish, we have the ability to communicate with Spanish-speaking children in their own language. In this way, we can help students with homework and assignments in this language. For children who speak other languages, we will recruit volunteers who are fluent in the children’s native languages; as we are located in an ethnically diverse area, we will not have a problem locating such volunteers.

In terms of increasing the students’ English reading proficiencies, we will utilize the Reading for All Learners Program (RALP), which will allow us to establish the reading level of these students. From there, we can tailor literacy activities that will help to facilitate the development of English language proficiency for these students.


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

Strycker’s Bay’s LACASA Youth Program:

10 years of experience working with elementary, high school, and college youth

Jean Carmody, Teacher:

- NYS Permanent Certification, K-6

- M.A., Elementary Education, New York University

-Specialization in Children with Learning and Behavior Difficulties

- 9 years experience teaching in NYC public schools

Ramon Cuevas, Director of Youth & Community Services:

- 86 credits at City University of New York

- Leadership Development Program Graduate Institute for Non-Profit Management Columbia University Business School, 2001

-15 years of experience working with and managing youth program

Jeannette Mercado, Youth Program Coordinator & Instructor:

- A.A., Elementary Education
Hostos College

- Training from Lehman College’s Institute for Literacy Studies, the Partnership for After School Education (PASE), and the Robert Bowne Foundation


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

Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA will consist of students’ attendance records, their assessment, and their progress in the program. The reports will occur quarterly; we will deliver them to parents, teachers, and the LEA through in-person and telephone conferences, as well as through written reports.


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:

All high school and college staff and volunteers will receive orientation, training, and ongoing training about literacy enrichment and English Language Arts instruction.

Last Updated: March 21, 2014