Support Literacy & Technology at GCCS!

Help bring books, computers, and more to our school's Media Center.

A fundraising campaign for Global Community Charter School

"Knowledge sets us free, art sets us free. A great library is freedom." - Ursula K. Le Guin


Since moving into our new space in the spring of 2015, we have renovated our classrooms, bathrooms and kitchens, and now it's time to improve our Media Center, and we need your help!  

Your donation will directly support improvements to our students' access to technology with a new computer lab and a SMARTboard interactive whiteboard as well as help expand our library collection.

What GCCS Needs:

As part of our Media Center Improvement Plan, GCCS intends to expand its library collection and introduce new technology to our staff, students, and families.

  • The computer lab will function as an important technological resource for our school community, and allow us to provide computer literacy instruction, facilitate independent research projects, programming classes and parent workshops.

  • A SMARTboard will allow teachers to lead interactive instruction, engage visual, kinesthetic, and auditory learners simultaneously, and facilitate inclusive communication and collaboration between students and teachers.
  • We are also expanding our Media Center's library collection by adding more books!

By helping us introduce this technology to our school you will be providing 21st century tools that facilitate learning and empower our students, staff, and families to engage our learning community in new ways.

Help Support our Media Center Today!


We're almost at 50% and our students are lending a helping hand!

January 23, 2017

We're approaching the home stretch of our Media Center campaign and thanks to your generous donations, we've raised nearly 50% of our goal!

Our students are aware of our fundraising efforts and wanted to make a contribution of their own in the form of a video, explaining, in their words, how your efforts will impact the teaching and learning at Global Community Charter School.

The video is on our campaign page - forward it to your friends and tell them to support literacy and technology at GCCS!


Phyllis Siwiec

Head of School

We've Raise​d More Than $5,000​!

December 14, 2016

Thanks to you, so far we've raised more than $5,000 toward our Literacy & Technology campaign!

Your donations are doing much more than providing our students with new books and technology; you are helping our students achieve their academic and long-term goals. Our fifth graders, who are among the beneficiaries of your generosity, offered to provide a little more insight for us:

What are some of your long-term goals?

Smartboards, laptops, and well-stocked library are essential tools for 21st century learning, so please help our school and our students reach our goals and thank you again for your continued support.


Phyllis Siwiec

Head of School

We're already at 19.999% - who can get us over 20%?!!

December 1, 2016

Thank you all for your generous donations to date; we're off to a good start with nearly $3K raised in the first two days of the campaign.  Will you help us get past the 20% mark?  




Every gift counts, no matter how big or small.  Thank you for your continued support! 

Phyllis Siwiec, Head of School

Global Community Charter School 


About the Organization

Global Community Charter School

Located in Harlem NYC, Global Community Charter School (GCCS) is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School that offers students a rigorous, inquiry-based education that emphasizes global citizenry for grades K-5. We pride ourselves on offering the tools students need to exhibit courage and conviction to work together and make a difference in our community.

We also offer fun but focused afterschool and summer programming that complements the school program and helps to close the achievement gap.