Teaching Our Cities connects urban public high schools in New England and New York -- building our capacity to use our cities as learning laboratories, root our schools in the cities our students call home, and help young people grow into powerful environmental leaders and successful college students. In 2016, Common Ground sought applications from peer schools across the region, and -- with the help of our project advisors -- selected schools to join in an ongoing capacity-building effort. These schools have worked together since then, and partnered informally and formally with other schools across our region.
In 2019, Teaching Our Cities joined with Common Ground's Schoolyards Program to bring together 5 K-8 and 5 9-12 schools, including many of the Teaching Our Cities schools, to engage in a two year collaboration to develop new projects, rooted in the urban environment and school grounds. Some of these new partner schools signed on to have their schools profiled as Teaching Our Cities schools on this site.