Welcome. Excellence Community Schools is a charter management organization that is proud to support the Bronx Charter School for Excellence, a National Blue Ribbon School. Based on BCSE's renowned flagship model, we have also welcomed the Stamford Charter School for Excellence, the only elementary charter in Stamford, CT and in September 2016 we began the inaugural school year of Bronx Excellence 2, a kindergarten through 1st grade replica school in the heart of the South Bronx.

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Excellent News: Dr. Charlene Reid – 2017 Keepers of the Dream Honoree

In April of each year, the National Action Network (NAN) commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy with its annual “Keepers of the Dream Awards” gala.  During this event, NAN honors individuals and corporations who continue to uphold the principles for which Dr. King advocated throughout his life’s work.  The event is attended by esteemed guests, speakers, presenters, entertainers, and honorees, which have historically included former President Barack Obama, former US Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr., Denzel Washington, Cicely Tyson, Myrlie Evers-Williams, and Russell Simmons.  This year was no exception. 

On Wednesday, April 26th, Dr. Charlene Reid, CEO of Excellence Community Schools, was a proud recipient of the 2017 Keepers of the Dream Education Award.  The honor was presented to her by Mr. Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC, and Mrs. Kory Apton-Griffin, Board Member for Excellence Community Schools.  The evening was hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, with speakers and guests that included Governor Cuomo, Rev. Dr. W. Franklin Richardson, actress LaTanya Richardson, Reverend Jessie Jackson, Dr. King’s son, Martin Luther King, III, and of course NAN President and Founder, the Reverend Al Sharpton.  Dr. Reid’s fellow honorees included: Rabbi Abraham Heschel (posthumously), Humanitarian Award; Mr. Harry Belafonte, Chairman’s Award; Mrs. Cynthia Marshall, Corporate Executive Award; Rev. Dr. William Barber II, Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker Social Justice Award; Jorge Ramos, Media Award; Panasonic Corporation North America, Corporate Award; Terry O’Neill, President’s Award; and, Rev. Dr. Steffie Bartley, Michael A. Hardy, Esq. Award for National Action Network Service.

On behalf of Excellence Community Schools, Bronx Excellence, and Stamford Excellence, we extend our deepest appreciation and sincerest congratulations to Dr. Reid and all of her fellow honorees!

Pictured from left to right: Martin Luther King, III; Kory Apton-Griffin; Phil Griffin; Dr. Reid; Rev. Al Sharpton

Pictured from left to right:
Martin Luther King, III; Kory Apton-Griffin; Phil Griffin; Dr. Reid; Rev. Al Sharpton