Before joining the U.S. Olympic team, Nzingha Prescod was lunging at her opponents as a member of Stuyvesant’s fencing team!

For over two centuries, New York City’s public schools have provided millions of residents with the knowledge, skills, and inspiration responsible for turning New York into, well.., New York.

As a matter of fact, people who attended City schools have achieved considerable success in just about every field imaginable. No matter where you are in the world, chances are pretty high that you will see, hear, or bump into one of our alumni doing great work as a result of the skills they gained and honed in our schools over the years.

Now, it’s time for City alumni to help the next generation of students to thrive.

Introducing p.s. alumni, the country’s first citywide public school alumni network.

p.s. alumni logoThrough p.s. alumni, former City students can connect with current students and help instill the college/career-focused mindset needed for success after high school.

After all, who better to mentor and advise today’s students than yesterday’s scholars?

Joining p.s. alumni is easy. To get started, simply head to the program’s website and provide us with your name, email address, date of birth, and the name of the last City school you attended. Once you are registered, you will begin to receive updates and notifications about mentoring, volunteering, and networking opportunities for current students and alumni alike.

To help get the word out about p.s. alumni, we teamed up with a few of our outstanding alumni, including Cyndi Lauper (Richmond Hill High School), John Leguizamo (Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers), Raekwon (New Dorp High School), and Prince Royce (Bronx Academy of Letters). Thanks to their help, we will be running print ads and videos throughout the remainder of the fall season in social media, City subways, Taxi TVs, and other spaces.

Awesome, right?

Now it’s your turn to give back to City schools, alumni. Help us prepare the next generation of New Yorkers for life after high school by signing up for p.s. alumni today, and stay up to date with the latest p.s. alumni happenings on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.


Before he became one of Brooklyn’s hottest young emcees, Phresher was a member of Thomas Jefferson High School’s debate and football teams. He then worked in City schools for 10 years as a paraprofessional before he jumped into the music business full-time.

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