ABENY Inc. is proud to be a recognized co-author, supporter, and ongoing collaborator in the New York City Education Equity Action Plan (EEAP) Click here to learn more

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We are the Association of Black Educators of New York, Incorporated.

President, Adrian Straker, M.Ed.

We are an association of concerned educators, leaders, business and community members.

We collectively network, plan, and act to engage and empower the educational and professional success and settings of our students, schools, staff, and community.

We accomplish this through community-based programming, collaborations & partnerships across New York City,  impacting education issues for black children, black families, and ultimately all families. A member of the Education Equity Action Plan Coalition, we work towards fulfilling the Black Studies Curriculum in New York City Public Schools, engaging/informing the NYC community.  Along with General Membership Meetings, our Annual convening events, Education Conference, and Bridge from Africa provide critical perspectives from NYC/NYS Education Stakeholders and share notable views of the diverse NYC student population. ABENY, Inc. annually identifies and distributes scholarship awardees through nearly twenty available scholarships in the ABENY, Inc. Scholarship Application to NYC Public High School Students.  

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Association of Black Educators of New York

ABENY Inc. Purposes

The purposes of ABENY, Inc. (ABENY) are to

  • Evaluate and support initiatives which improve the system of public education in New York City, particularly with respect to the African American student and educator;
  • Foster an environment conducive to learning, achievement and excellence for students, as well as for educators;
  • Encourage creativity in education;
  • Assist educators with the improving the skills required for effective teaching, supervision, or administration;
  • Determine those educational policies which may have a detrimental effect on African American and other minority students, and, where appropriate, suggest alternative policies;
  • Assist members and their constituents in their honorable endeavors.

Become a member

ABENY Inc. membership supports:

  • Building a network of informed colleagues
  • Collectively advancing ABENY Inc. towards achieving its purpose of engaging and empowering Black Educators, Students, and the Community
  • Funding scholarships for deserving students
  • Gaining discounts to events for members



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