Family Welcome Centers

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Contact Us

Due to COVID-19, all Family Welcome Center locations are temporarily closed, but our staff members are available to help.

Complete this request form to get direct support from a Family Welcome Center staff member—this is the best and fastest way to reach us:
  • Thank you for your patience during this public health crisis and time of online service.
  • As an alternative to the web form, you can email us—open the sections below to find email addresses by borough, as well as instructions on what information to provide in your message. Please do not submit both a form above and an email, as this may delay your response time. Please do NOT include any photographs of students with your message.

Family Welcome Center Staff Can Support With

  • Questions about admissions
  • Guidance for students new to New York City
  • Enrollment
  • Information about offers and waitlists (after offers are released)
  • Adding your child to waitlists and accepting/declining offers (when waitlists are open)

If you have questions about summer school, please visit this page.

Update on Middle and High School Waitlists

Friday, July 24, 2020 was the last day schools could make waitlist offers to middle or high school applicants if they had seats available. Middle and high school waitlists are now closed.

  • If you were waitlisted at a middle or high school and did not receive an offer from that school, it is because they did not have seats available and were unable to make you an offer. 
  • If you are interested in exploring other schools with available seats for the fall, we are here to help you find options and enroll: please fill out the form above or email us.
  • For the latest information on requesting transfers for medical, safety, or other reasons, please see our Transfers page.

Family Welcome Center Hours

All Family Welcome Center buildings are currently closed, but our dedicated staff are still available Monday - Friday to support you remotely! Please see the information above for how to contact us.

Bronx Locations

Contact Us

Complete this request form to get direct support from a Family Welcome Center staff member. This is the best and fastest way to reach us. As an alternative, you can email us at bronxfwc@schools.nyc.gov. In your email, please let us know:

  • Your child's first name, last name, and date of birth
  • If you need support in another language
  • If you (the child's parent/guardian) are deaf or hard-of-hearing

Please do NOT include any photographs of students with your message.

Locations (Currently Closed)

  • 1 Fordham Plaza, 7th Floor, Bronx, NY 10458
    718-329-8050
    Districts Served: 7, 9, 10 / Director: Antoinette Mitchell
  • 1230 Zerega Avenue, Room 24, Bronx, NY 10462
    718-828-7546
    Districts Served: 8, 11, 12 / Director: Stefania Zivan Skintej

Brooklyn Locations

Contact Us

Complete this request form to get direct support from a Family Welcome Center staff member. This is the best and fastest way to reach us. As an alternative, you can email us at brooklynfwc@schools.nyc.gov. In your email, please let us know:

  • Your child's first name, last name, and date of birth
  • If you need support in another language
  • If you (the child's parent/guardian) are deaf or hard-of-hearing

Please do NOT include any photographs of students with your message.

Locations (Currently Closed)

  • 415 89th Street, 5th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11209 718-759-4942 / Districts Served: 20, 21 / Director: Josephine Stabile
  • 1665 St. Marks Avenue, Room 116, Brooklyn, NY 11233 718-240-3598 / Districts Served: 19, 23, 32 / Director: Stacey Babb
  • 29 Fort Greene Place (BS12), Brooklyn, NY 11217 718-804-6599 / Districts Served: 13, 14, 15, 16 / Director: Joanne Shen
  • 1780 Ocean Avenue, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11230 718-758-7672 / Districts Served: 17, 18, 22 / Director: Desiree Sandoval

Manhattan Locations

Contact Us

Complete this request form to get direct support from a Family Welcome Center staff member. This is the best and fastest way to reach us. As an alternative, you can email us at manhattanfwc@schools.nyc.gov. In your email, please let us know:

  • Your child's first name, last name, and date of birth
  • If you need support in another language
  • If you (the child's parent/guardian) are deaf or hard-of-hearing

Please do NOT include any photographs of students with your message.

Locations (Currently Closed)

  • 333 Seventh Avenue, 12th Floor, Room 1211, New York, NY 10001
    212-330-9442
    Districts Served: 1, 2, 4 / Director: Vanessa Rivera
  • District 1 Family Resource Center, P.S. 20 Anna Silver School
    166 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002
    District Served: 1 / Director: Vanessa Rivera
  • 388 West 125th Street, 7th Floor, Room 713, New York, NY 10027
    212-342-8304
    Districts Served: 3, 5, 6 / Director: Bruce Monteleon
  • George Washington Educational Campus
    549 Audubon Avenue, Room 220, New York, NY 10040
    212-342-6133
    District Served: 6 / Site Supervisor: Melissa Hernandez

Queens Locations

Contact Us

Complete this request form to get direct support from a Family Welcome Center staff member. This is the best and fastest way to reach us. As an alternative, you can email us at queensfwc@schools.nyc.gov. In your email, please let us know:

  • Your child's first name, last name, and date of birth
  • If you need support in another language
  • If you (the child's parent/guardian) are deaf or hard-of-hearing

Please do NOT include any photographs of students with your message.

Locations (Currently Closed)

  • 28-11 Queens Plaza North, 3rd Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101
    718-391-6270
    Districts Served: 24, 30 / Director: Katia Gil
  • 30-48 Linden Place, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY 11354
    718-281-3422
    Districts Served: 25, 26 / Director: Xinpei Qu
  • 90-27 Sutphin Boulevard, 1st Floor, Jamaica, NY 11435
    718-557-2786
    Districts Served: 27, 28, 29 / Director: William Ramirez
  • Beach Channel Educational Campus
    100-00 Beach Channel Drive, Room 171A, Rockaway Park, NY 11694
    718-734-3300 x6174
    District Served: 27 / Site Supervisor: Mitchell Kremer

Staten Island Location 

Contact Us

Complete this request form to get direct support from a Family Welcome Center staff member. This is the best and fastest way to reach us. As an alternative, you can email us at statenislandfwc@schools.nyc.gov. In your email, please let us know:

  • Your child's first name, last name, and date of birth
  • If you need support in another language
  • If you (the child's parent/guardian) are deaf or hard-of-hearing

Please do NOT include any photographs of students with your message.

Locations (Currently Closed)

  • 715 Ocean Terrace, Building A, Staten Island, NY 10301
    718-420-5617
    District Served: 31 | Director: Paul Helfman
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