Our affiliations:

Numerous arts and education organizations and other institutions who have, in one way or another, been influenced by Maxine Greene have become affiliates with The Maxine Greene Institute, Inc.

These affiliations, represented by their logos, appear on the home page. On our Conversations with Affiliates and Aesthetic Education Today pages you can see how and why these organizations have found a resonance with the Institute.

Affliates interact with the Institute in various ways including offerring space for gatherings, performances and events, hosting events and/or collaborating on the development and presentation of workshops, conferences, seminars and the like.

We welcome new affiliations. Please consider how a link on your website to the Institute can bring our expertise and resources to your community.

Academy for Teachers

Teaching is our most important profession but teacher morale is falling. Our front-line educators are burdened by tests and isolated in their classrooms. They get discouraged. At times, they feel maligned. Fifty percent of new teachers leave the profession within five years, and the problem is worse in our most troubled schools.

Education can’t only be about tests: Great teachers have passion and passion must be nurtured. The Academy respects our educators as intellectuals in need of inspiration and support. Our Master Classes reignite a teacher’s own love of learning.We are also building a community of like-minded teachers who support one another beyond participation in Master Classes.

We launch in New York City but our program sends a message to teachers everywhere: Your work is important and it’s valued by our culture’s best minds and institutions.

- See more at: http://academyforteachers.org/about#sthash.WNq6Wer2.dpuf

Visit: http://academyforteachers.org/

AERA-The American Educational research Association

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.

AERA's more than 25,000 members are faculty, researchers, graduate students, and other distinguished professionals with rich and diverse expertise in education research. They work in a range of settings from universities and other academic institutions to research institutes, federal and state agencies, school systems, testing companies, and nonprofit organizations. Based on their research, they produce and disseminate knowledge, refine methods and measures, and stimulate translation and practical application of research results.

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 The American Educational Studies Association (AESA) was established in 1968 as an international learned society for students, teachers, research scholars, and administrators who are interested in the foundations of education. AESA is a society primarily comprised of college and university professors who teach and research in the field of education utilizing one or more of the liberal arts disciplines of philosophy, history, politics, sociology, anthropology, or economics as well as comparative/international and cultural studies. The purpose of social foundations study is to bring intellectual resources derived from these areas to bear in developing interpretive, normative, and critical perspectives on education, both inside of and outside of schools.

Visit: http://www.educationalstudies.org

Borough of Manhattan Community College

 Borough of Manhattan Community College- Education Department

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Bronx Arts Educational Network

Welcome to the Bronx Arts Education Network lead by Prof. Amanda Gulla. Through this network, Lehman College education faculty collaborate with K-12 schools interested in developing arts programs as well as arts professionals who are specifically interested in working with K-12 schools. One of the most effective ways to introduce students to the arts is by incorporating studies of performing and visual arts into the academic classroom through an approach called Aesthetic Education.

Visit: http://www.lehman.edu/academics/education/bronx-arts-education-network/index.php

Carlota Santana Flaemnco Vivo

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is one of the nation's premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies heading into our 30th Anniversary Season. We believe that the universal spirit of flamenco, a multicultural art form, has the power to build bridges between cultures and inspire audiences from diverse backgrounds. Co-Founder and Artistic Director Carlota Santana leads this company of energetic dancers and musicians in powerful performances, extensive community outreach and i»¿innovative arts education programs.

Visit: http://www.flamenco-vivo.org/about/carlota.php


Communitymusicworks Our Mission To create a cohesive urban community through music education and performance that transforms the lives of children, families, and musicians. Our model is centered around the teaching, mentoring, program design, and performance activities of our musicians-in-residence, the Community MusicWorks Players. Our Story What sets CMW apart from other organizations is its approach. CMW meets people where they are, recognizing kids and families not as passive recipients of help and instruction, but as peers with their own gifts and life experience to offer. a?? CMW parent Founded in 1997 by Sebastian Ruth with the conviction that musicians can have meaningful careers that unite artistry and public service, Community MusicWorks (CMW) builds long-term learning and mentoring relationships between professional musicians, children, and families in the most diverse and underserved neighborhoods of Providence, Rhode Island. Today, CMW is a thriving organization with eight resident musicians, four Fellows who participate in a rotating Fellowship program, and more than 130 students. Resident musicians and Fellows teach instrument lessons at no cost to children in the west and south sides of Providence, and perform in a robust concert series throughout Providence and the surrounding communities.

Visit: http:/communitymusicworks.org

Dance Education Laboratory

92Y Dance Education Laboratory (DEL)—a National Dance Education Organization Outstanding Program—provides training and professional development for dance educators of all levels, ages, genres and educational environments. A practical alternative to traditional university programs, DEL addresses the needs of dancers and dance teachers who want to enrich and sharpen their teaching skills, strategies, and tools for a wide variety of settings.

Visit: http://danceeducationlaboratory.com/

Hunter College

Hunter College, located in the heart of Manhattan, is the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY). Founded in 1870, it is also one of the oldest public colleges in the country. More than 23,000 students currently attend Hunter, pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 170 areas of study.

Visit: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu

Lehigh U*PAL Principals Academy


U*PAL is a rigorous Education Leadership Master's Program at Lehigh University. It is a program that is designed to develop school leaders who will think and act in ways that will disrupt the stagnation and mediocrity that exists in too many of our nation's schools. Our Cohort based program utilizes the underlying themes of Creativity & Imagination in Leadership as well as Organizational Culture.



Visit: http://www.coe.lehigh.edu/CDUEL/UPAL

Lehman College

With more than 60,000 alumni and 12,000 students, Lehman College serves the Bronx and our surrounding region as an intellectual, economic, and cultural center. The College is named after Herbert H. Lehman, who was governor of New York State, a U.S. Senator, and an internationalist. His values of dedicated public service continue to guide the College today.

Visit: http://www.lehman.edu/

Lincoln Center Education

The arts cultivate a unique skill set that is indispensable for the 21st century: problem solving, collaboration, communication, imagination, and creativity. Lincoln Center, the world’s premier performing arts center, translates those skills from the stage to the lives of children, equipping them for success in their careers and to serve as active participants in their communities. We offer a distinctive approach to education that helps young minds perform in a dynamic world.

Visit: http://www.lcinstitute.org/

Mark Degarmo & Dancers

Mark DeGarmo & Dancers/Dynamic Forms Inc. (MDDF) is a not-for-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization committed to enlivening bodies, shifting perspectives & changing lives. MDDF works in yearlong, multiyear partnership programs with NYC schools, including public school students & communities under-served in the arts, dance & aesthetic education.

Visit: http://markdegarmoarts.org/

Symphony Space

As a pre-eminent multi-disciplinary performing arts center, Symphony Space's mission is to offer artistic leadership that promotes innovation, excellence, engagement, and accessibility to artists and audiences alike.

Visit: http://www.symphonyspace.org

Teachers College


Teachers College, Columbia University, is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States, and has been consistently ranked among the nation's best.

We believe in the power of educators to excite, inspire and advocate for positive change in the world. Our goal is to prepare the next generation of education leaders to meet the practice, policy and research challenges of the 21st century.

Visit: http://teacherscollege.columbia.edu

The Center for Arts Education


The Center for Arts Education offers a variety of programs for students, families, teachers, and school leaders during and after school. Artist residencies and professional development sessions are designed to address the Common Core Learning Standards and tailored to accommodate each school’s goals and resources. Many programs include field trips to museums and live school performances by professional musicians, actors, and dancers.

The goal is student success through the creativity, collaboration and critical thinking skills made possible by a well-rounded, integrated curriculum that includes the arts.

Visit: http://www.cae-nyc.org/

The Maxine Greene High School

The Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry

Steve Noonan, Principal

122 Amerstadamn Ave.,New York, NY 10023

The High School, located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, was recently renamed in honor of its co-founder and philosophic beacon, Maxine Greene in 2017.

Mission Statement

The Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry is a learning community in which deep engagement with works of art enhances the imaginative capacity leading to the intellectual rigor of all students. 

This approach to inquiry based learning is rooted in the philosophy of Dr. Maxine Greene which fosters a sense of self worth, curiosity and empathy.  MGHS empowers this diverse community to work towards a more just, humane and vibrant world.  

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The Truth Telling Project

The Truth Telling Project

The Truth Telling Project implements and sustains grassroots, community-centered truth-telling processes to share local voices, to educate America, and to support reconciliation for the purposes of eliminating structural violence and systemic racism against Black people in the United States. We are a not-for-profit organization under the sponsorship of the Center for Educational Equity. For more information, visit: www.thetruthtellingproject.org. 

Prioritizing Local Voices to Expose Structural Racism and Promote Systemic Change



Programming: Video recordings and live streamed footage of presentations and conferences.
Hearings:  Truth and Reconciliation Commission-style, community-based inquiries and investigations into individual experiences with police violence.
Living Room Conversations: Intragroup dialogues offering community members safe spaces to share thoughts, concerns and action plans related to positively addressing race-based conflict .
Press Releases: Statements to the media and other public entities to relay TTP position on current events.
Reports: Documents relaying stories, data, recommendations and other relevant information to local, national and international agencies.


Tool Kits: Packets and guidelines to support community-based conduct of Hearings, Living Room Conversations and Conferences.
Facilitations: Guidance and coaching to support the implementation of Hearings and Living Room Conversations in communities.


Networking: Exchanging resources and information with members of mutual organizations in the social justice movement.
Coalition Building: Partnering with other social justice-centered organizations to enhance the impact of initiatives and activities consistent with TTP values and objectives.
Protests: Engaging in marches, demonstrations and rallies to highlight social injustices and support positive change

Visit: http:/thetruthtellingproject.org/

Urban Word-NYC


2014 will mark our 15th year of providing FREE programs for

NYC teens. Building young leaders, scholars and critical thinkers takes a community, real investments in youth leadership and advanced artistic opportunities.

Visit: http://www.urbanwordnyc.org/


Wonderplay's early childhood program, developed by 92nd Street Y's early learning experts, awakens a child's innate sense of wonder, nurturing self-discovery to build self-esteem and inspire a love of learning.

With diverse programs for children and their parents, Wonderplay supports every member of your family, letting you discover your child as your child discovers the world.

Visit: http://www.92y.org/Uptown/Wonderplay.aspx

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