ESI Videos

  • Expanded Success Initiative

    Focused on increasing life outcomes of black and Latino males who attend NYC public high schools by closing educational achievement and opportunity gaps and preparing them to graduate college and career ready.

  • ESI School Design Fellowship

    ESI has initiated a research and design process, the ESI School Design Fellowship, to develop a new school model that can achieve breakthrough results

  • Eagle Academy Student Profile

    Habeeb Lewis shares how the BROS program helped him feel comfortable coming in as a freshman. Through the support of this brotherhood he has opened up to the world and wants to experience as much as he can in preparation for college.

  • Central Park East Student Profile Video

    Aaron Caesar talks about how racism and discrimination made him shut out the world. Thanks to the PGC program he has been able to open up, build confidence in who he is, and set goals for his future.

  • Young Mens Gathering Video

    One of the many ESI programs that support the continued achievement of Black and Latino young men is the Young Men’s Gatherings, open to all 9th and 10th grade students who are involved in the Expanded Success Initiative, as well as accompanying staff. These gatherings involve film screenings, discussions, live performances, speakers, interactive workshops, mentoring, and more. The goal of the Young Men’s Gatherings is to allow students to network and learn from each other and build community with students from other ESI schools. In 2014, five Young Men’s Gatherings were held at various locations throughout New York City, as Read More >

  • Explorations Academy Programs

    The shift in school culture has been overwhelmingly positive: student achievement is increasing, and attendance for underclassmen students has improved as ninth and tenth graders feel more adjusted to high school and part of a community.