ECS appreciates your generosity and support. There are many ways to make a contribution:

CHECK Please make your check payable to Excellence Community Schools and mail it to:

Excellence Community Schools 2090 7th Avenue, Suite 605 New York, NY 10027
Attn: Aya Wakamatsu

ONLINE PAYMENT Please visit our donation site by clicking here

NON-CASH DONATION ECS would gratefully consider your donation of never- or gently-used functional items, such as office furniture, musical instruments, or equipment. If you are interested in making a non-cash donation, please contact Gordon Keelen, Director of Facilities, at or Aya Wakamatsu, Director of Development, at for further information.

VOLUNTEERISM ECS is committed to building meaningful partnerships to support our scholars on their journey to and through college. Here are some ways you and your company can engage with our community:

Become a Mentor: Our schools are always seeking positive role models to mentor our scholars

Be a guest coach/judge for special events: Debate teams, Science Fairs, Shark Tank, Building business plans, Mock stock exchange

Host a Workshop: Financial literacy, crafting resumes, technology and software, healthy living, sustainable gardens

Building literacy and knowledge: Read to a classroom, be an historical visitor on History Day, join us for Dr. Seuss Day

College and Career Week: Be a guest speaker to help our scholars learn about your alma mater and profession

On the job: Invite our alum to shadow you for a day, or provide summer Internship opportunities

High School Placement: Provide guidance on completing applications and building portfolios, conduct mock interviews

Host a field trip: Invite our scholars to visit your company to learn more about workforce and professions

Pro-bono Services: Provide pro-bono services to our scholars, our families, and our schools

There is no greater way to have an instant influence in the halls of the Bronx Excellence than to make a gift through Excellence Community Schools. ECS gifts work year-round to support our scholars.

Your contributions allow ECS and Bronx Excellence to provide co-curricular instruction that will keep our scholars on the cutting edge of technology, explore uninhibited learning practices and mostly importantly provide the purchase and use of resources that will build them into competitive high school and college applicants.

Through ECS, we continually invest in our current and past scholars with rich edifying experiences that lead them to reach their own excellence with no or little additional cost to families and personal networks. Unrestricted donations are appreciated as they go to work directly in the areas where they are required most.

Volunteering and mentoring are the sponsorship of Time. Help us ignite a passion for learning, promote kindness and compassion, inspire inquisitive minds, and harness the creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit of our scholars. Become a member of our supporting community to provide opportunities and experiences that resonate for a lifetime. For inquiries and interest in opportunities to volunteer, please contact Kristine Rivera, Director of Family and Community Engagement, at