About Invest In Education

Invest in Education is a campaign to support passage of legislation that will boost investment in New York’s public schools and scholarship funds through an Education Tax Credit.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a version of the plan in his 2016-17 Executive Budget (Part S of Bill # S.6409-A/A.9009-A). The Education Tax Credit was passed by the State Senate (Bill # S.1976-A) in January 2016 by a wide bi-partisan majority. The State Assembly also has proposed the bill (Bill # A.2551-A), which is supported by a majority of the Assembly members.

The Education Tax Credit is supported by a coalition of community, labor, business and religious groups listed below.

Supporting Organizations

Black, African-American, Hispanic and Latino

  • Africa Health Now (NYC)
  • Albany African American Clergy United for Empowerment
  • Association of Historic Black Independent Schools
  • Black Alliance for Educational Options
  • Black Girl Project (NYC)
  • Black Male Achievement Coalition (Rochester)
  • Buffalo Urban League
  • Camara Latinoamericana de Comercio (Brentwood)
  • Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia (Washington Hts. & Inwood)
  • Comite Civico Independiente Salvadoreno
  • Dominico-American Society of Queens
  • Ecuadorian Civic Committee of New York (NYC)
  • Ecuadorian International Center (Queens)
  • El Museo Del Barrio New York (NYC)
  • Hispanic Coalition for Reform & Educational Options
  • Hispanic United Veterans (Central Islip)
  • Ibero-American Action League (Rochester)
  • Latin American Cultural Center of Queens (LACCQ)
  • LULAC (League of United Latin Am. Citizens) New York State
  • LULAC (League of United Latin Am. Citizens) of the Northeast
  • LULAC (League of United Latin Am. Citizens) Queens Council
  • New York Hispanic Clergy Organization (Bronx)
  • NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • NYS Coalition of Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Queens Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Retention, Achievement, Professionalism Success Institute (RAP-SI) of the CUNY Black Male Initiative (NYC)
  • Rochester Urban League
  • Salvadoran Association of Military Veterans
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund
  • United Black Clergy of Westchester
  • Voces Latina Marcando la Diferencia (Brentwood)
  • Quebradillas Baseball Organization (Brooklyn)
  • International Society of United Carribean Nationals
  • Latinos Americanos Unidos Inc
  • League of United Latin American Citizens – Brooklyn 23049

Community-Based

  • Abyssinian Development Corporation (Harlem)
  • Amherst Police Club
  • Aprendes Foundation (Bronx)
  • Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
  • Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo
  • Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon
  • Bronx Community Board #2
  • Buffalo Police Athletic League
  • Capital District YMCA (Albany)
  • Crown Heights Youth Collective
  • Elmcor Youth and Adult Activities (Elmhurst & Corona)
  • Emerald Isle Immigration Center (Bronx & Queens)
  • Groundswell (Brooklyn)
  • Learning Curve (NYC)
  • Nepperhan Community Center (Yonkers)
  • Northwest Buffalo Community Center
  • Dr. Bennett W. Smith Family Life Ctr. (Buffalo)
  • RSquareNY
  • White Plains Housing Authority
  • Woodside on the Move (Queens)
  • YMCA of Greater Rochester
  • YWCA of New York (NYC)
  • 101 Inner City Women
  • Active Home Care Solutions (Yonkers)
  • Audrey Johnson Day Care Learning Center
  • Banladeshi-American Community Development & Youth Services
  • Brooklyn Renegades Football Program
  • Community Board #4
  • Community Board #5
  • Cypress Hills East New York Coalition
  • Dependable Home Care
  • East New York Urban Youth Corps
  • Family Services Network of New York
  • Grandma’s Hands (Brooklyn)
  • Independence Neighborhood Center
  • Living Spring Family Center
  • Lindsay Park Housing Corp.
  • Local Development Corp. of East New York
  • Majorie Richardson Court
  • Matthew Wallace Foundation
  • North Brooklyn YMCA
  • North Core Studios
  • Ouffey Life Development Center
  • United Jewish Community Advocacy
  • Ujima Community Working Together
  • Watchful Eye
  • Catalpa YMCA
  • Northeast Muslim Women’s Alliance

 Scholarship

  • All Saints Regional Scholarship (Glen Cove)
  • Beacon of Hope Scholarship Fund (Albany)
  • BISON Scholarship Fund (Western New York)
  • Children’s Scholarship Fund (NYC)
  • Futures in Education Scholarship Fund (Brooklyn)
  • Harlem Educational Activities Fund
  • Inner-City Scholarship Fund (NYC)
  • Mount St. Michael Scholarship (Bronx)
  • St Barnabas Scholarship (Yonkers)
  • Student Sponsor Partners (NYC)
  • Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation (Long Island)
  • George K. Campbell Scholarship Program

Educational

  • Association of Christian Schools International
  • Battalion Christian Academy (Brooklyn)
  • Brooklyn Music School
  • Buffalo District Parent Coordinating Council
  • Buffalo ReformED
  • Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education (Bronx)
  • Catholic School Administrators Association of New York State
  • CAUSE-NYS (Chatham)
  • Concrete Safaris (NYC)
  • DonorsChoose.org
  • Foundation for Opportunity in Education
  • Friendship for Tots (Mount Vernon)
  • Harlem School of the Arts
  • Inner City Foundation of New York (NYC)
  • Jewish Education Project (NYC)
  • Lutheran Schools Association
  • MDQ Academy (Brentwood)
  • NYC Outward Bound Schools
  • NYC Parents Union
  • NYCAN: New York Coalition for Achievement Now
  • NYS Coalition for Independent & Religious Schools
  • NYS Coalition for Opportunity in Education
  • New York State Council of Catholic School Superintendents
  • Partnership for Inner-City Education (NYC)
  • Phyl’s Academy School (Brooklyn)
  • Walk of Art Kids (Brooklyn)
  • Wee Create BK (Brooklyn)
  • World of Money: Empowering Urban Youth to be Financially Responsible Adults (NYC)
  • Young Audiences of Western New York (Buffalo)
  • Elijah Stroud Middle School
  • German-American School (Queens)
  • People’s Day Care & Elementary School (Brooklyn)

Labor Unions

  • 32BJ/SEIU
  • Enterprise Assoc. of Steamfitters, UA Local 638 (L.I. & NYC)
  • of Catholic Teachers, OPEIU Local 153 AFL-CIO (NYC)
  • Union of Operating Engineers, Local 30, AFL-CIO (Jamaica)
  • Iron Workers Local 361, NYC, Intl. Assoc. of Bridge Structural, Ornamental, & Reinforcing Ironworkers, AFL-CIO
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Benevolent Assoc.
  • Nassau County Police Benevolent Association
  • Nassau County Police Department Detectives Association
  • NYC Captains Endowment Association
  • NYC Deputy Sheriffs Association
  • NYC Detective Investigators Assoc., Dist. Attorney’s Office
  • NYC Detectives Endowment Association
  • NYC Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association
  • NYS Association of Police Benevolent Associations
  • NYS Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association
  • NYS Court Officers Association
  • NYS Fraternal Order of Police
  • NYS Professional Fire Fighters Association
  • NYS Public Employee Conference
  • NYS Supreme Court Officers Association, ILA, AFL-CIO
  • NYS Troopers PBA
  • Plumbers & Steamfitters, UA Local 267 (Central NY)
  • Plumbers of Long Island, UA Local 200
  • Plumbers of New York City, UA Local 1
  • Police Conference of New York
  • Sergeants Benevolent Association, NYPD
  • Suffolk Detectives Association
  • Uniformed EMTs, Paramedics & Fire Inspectors FDNY, Local 2507, DC 37, AFSCME, AFL-CIO
  • Uniformed Fire Officers Assoc., IFAA Local 854 (NYC), AFL-CIO
  • Uniformed Firefighters Assoc. of Greater NY, Local 94, IFAA AFL-CIO
  • Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, Local 831 (NYC), International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • Western New York Police Association

Religious

  • Action by Congregations Together for Children (Brooklyn)
  • Agudath Israel of America
  • Amity Baptist Church
  • Bethel AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church (Copiague)
  • Beulah Wesleyan Methodist Church (Harlem)
  • Brooklyn Christian Center
  • Byways And Hedges Ministries (Brooklyn)
  • Calvary Baptist Church of White Plains
  • Far Rockaway Church of the Nazarene
  • Community United Methodist Church (Jackson Heights)
  • Co-Op City Baptist Church (Bronx)
  • Covenant Keepers Ministries (Brooklyn)
  • First Baptist Church of Elmhurst
  • First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica
  • Freedom Hall Church of God (Brooklyn)
  • God’s Battalion of Prayer Church (Brooklyn)
  • Gospel of the Kingdom Ministries (Queens)
  • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
  • Harlem Congregation for Community Improvement
  • Judah International Christian Center (Brooklyn)
  • Kingdom Ministries (Brooklyn)
  • Long Island Hispanic Pastoral Association
  • Miller Evangelical Christian Union Church (Brooklyn)
  • Mount Olivet Baptist Church (Saratoga Springs)
  • Nazarene Congregational UCC Church (Brooklyn)
  • New Hope Christian Fellowship (Brooklyn)
  • New Jerusalem Worship Center (Jamaica)
  • NYS Catholic Conference (NYS)
  • Orthodox Union of Jewish Congregations
  • Pilgrim Church of Bushwick
  • Reach Out and Touch Ministries (Staten Island)
  • Rehoboth Cathedral (Brooklyn)
  • Revelation Praise Prayer Towers Ministries (Deer Park)
  • Shiloh Baptist Church (Queens)
  • Augustine Episcopal Church (Brooklyn)
  • Gabriel’s Episcopal Church (Brooklyn)
  • Mark’s Episcopal Church (Brooklyn)
  • Paul’s Church in The Village (Brooklyn)
  • UJA-Federation of New York
  • United Church of Christ (Bronx)
  • United Goodwill Temple Church (Brooklyn)
  • Walker Memorial Baptist Church (Bronx)
  • 2nd St James Church of Christ Disciple
  • Abounding Grace Ministries
  • Andrews Methodist Church
  • Bethlehem Baptist Church
  • Beraca Baptist Church (Brooklyn)
  • Bethesda Healing Center (Brooklyn)
  • Bible House of Prayer
  • Bright Light Baptist Church
  • Calvary Christian Fellowship (Bronx)
  • Candelero De Oro Pentacostal Church
  • Celestial Church of Christ (Queens)
  • Celestial Church of Christ (Manhattan)
  • Christ the Rock World Restoration Church
  • Church of God East NY
  • East End Baptist Church
  • El Faro Hispanic Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Brooklyn)
  • Elim Christian Assembly (Staten Island)
  • Evangelical Missionary Church (Brooklyn)
  • Followers of Jesus Mennonite Church
  • Freeport Bible Center Church (Freeport LI)
  • Friendship Baptist Church
  • Grace Reformed Church of Flatbush
  • Greater Light Baptist Church
  • Greater Cross Baptist Church
  • Greater Free Gift Baptist Church
  • Greater Mt. Carmel Cathedral & Worship Center
  • Hanson Place SDA Church
  • Heavenly Christian Center (Bronx)
  • Hebrew Evangelical Christian Center (Brooklyn)
  • Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church
  • Iglesia Biblica Chritiana
  • Immanuel First Spanish United Methodist Church (Brooklyn)
  • Isaiah’s Temple of Mt. Hope
  • Jesus Generation’s Ministries (Brooklyn)
  • Jesus Quintessential Pentacostal Mission (Brooklyn)
  • John the Baptist Community Center
  • La Cruza Evangelica (Brooklyn)
  • Lambert’s Chapel Unit Holy Church
  • Liberty Hall Cathedral of Praise (Brooklyn)
  • Love Gospel Assembly Church (Bronx)
  • Macedonia Church of the Nazarene
  • Messiah Baptist Church
  • Metropolitan Baptist Church (Brooklyn)
  • Hope United Holy Church
  • New Genesis Christian Center
  • New Life Baptist Church
  • New Life Outreach International (Bronx)
  • New Lots Community Church
  • New Testament Church of God (Brooklyn)
  • North Brooklyn Baptist Church
  • One Way to Heaven Baptist Church (Bronx)
  • Pentecost House of Prayers
  • Polonians Organized Minister to Community
  • Puerta de Paz Church (Queens Village)
  • Resurrection Church (Brooklyn)
  • Rivers of Living Water Ministries
  • St Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church (Brooklyn)
  • Barnabas Episcopal Church
  • Thomas Episcopal Church
  • Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • True Vine Tabernacle of God
  • Trinity Reformed Church
  • Triumphant Church of God (Brooklyn)
  • Tres Angeles Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church
  • Van Ness Full Gospel Church (Bronx)
  • Victory Outreach North Brooklyn Church
  • Word Aflame Community Church (Brooklyn)
  • Words of Life (Bronx)
  • Ridgewood Presbyterian Church
  • Glendale United Christian Church
  • Deeper Life Christian Fellowship
  • Woodside Spanish SDA Church
  • All Saints Episcopal Church (Sunnyside)
  • Ahavath Sholom Congregation (Forrest Hills)
  • Bukharin Synagogue of Forest Hills
  • Korean Garden of Eden Presbyterian Church\
  • Korean First Presbyterian Church of NY

Business

  • Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
  • Buffalo-Niagara Partnership
  • Business Council of Westchester
  • Harlem Business Alliance
  • Long Island Association
  • Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
  • New York Hispanic Business Alliance
  • Rochester Business Alliance
  • Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
  • Yonkers Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Statewide Association of Minority Businesses
  • Best Way Management Corp. (Brooklyn)
  • M. McCutcheon Law Office (Brooklyn)
  • The Fontanas Group (Long Is. City)
  • The Tapia Law Firm (Brooklyn)
  • Wyckoff Heights Medical Center (Brooklyn)

Arts and Cultural

  • Chinese-American Planning Council (NYC)
  • Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions (Buffalo)
  • MusicalFare Theatre (Buffalo)
  • Sons of Italy Constantino Brumidi Lodge
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars, Copiague Post 9482
  • Weeksville Heritage Center (Brooklyn)