Who We Are


  • Our History

    Equality Charter School was opened in 2009 by Founder Caitlin Franco. Equality has provided essential academic, social, and emotional supports to middle school scholars in the Bronx; and in September 2014, we expanded our impact by opening a high school. We are currently working on plans for the next phase of Equality: our College and Career Exploration program, an expansion to elementary school, and Adult Programming classes to include an Equality Community Center. The future includes endless possibilities of what Equality can provide to the Co-Op City and Castle Hill communities in the Bronx.

  • Our Outcomes

    • Academic outcomes focusing on individual growth and movement towards proficiency on standardized tests
    • Social-emotional outcomes that lead to increased confidence and positive self-image
    • Professional outcomes where scholars understand the link between the academic environment and world of work
  • Our Approach

    Equality serves any scholar, including those who are under-performing or are from families in need of more resources.

  • Our Program

    • Responsive and Positive
    • Interventions and Supports
    • Holistic Programming
    • Individualized Program for scholars

Our Publications

Equality is proud to see our current and past staff members highlighted in publications. We are pleased to share them below:

Gabriel Park, Spring 2016, “Attracting Diverse Candidates is More Important – And Easier – Than You May Think” at People Admin

Cara Fitzgerald, Spring 2016, ” ‘Genrefication’ in the Library” in Follett School Solutions

Gabriel Park, March 2016, “PeopleAdmin Announces Launch of Onboard Solution…” at People Admin

Jen Gowers, October 2015, “The Best Lesson for New Readers Might be the One They Teach Themselves” in Good

Caitlin Franco, Fall 2014, “Proud to See ECS Succeed and Children Thrive” in NYREJ

Caitlin Franco, September 2013, “What’s the Big Idea?” in Harvard Ed Magazine

Matthew Pidel, February 2012, “Guitar Guide: For the Songwriter and Improviser” on Amazon