Fannie Lou Hamer Schools

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Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School

1021 Jennings St.
Bronx, NY 10460

Telephone: (718) 861-0521
Fax: (718) 861-0619
Grade levels: 9-12
District: 12

 

Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom Middle School

1001 Jennings St.
Bronx, NY 10460

Telephone: (718) 860-0727
Fax: (718) 861-0619
Grade levels: 5-8
District: 12

Department of Education

Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School
Principal: Nancy Mann

Fannie Lou Hamer Middle School
Principal: Lorraine Channon

The Children's Aid Society

Community School Director: Denise Santana Montes

History and Program

The partnership between The Children’s Aid Society and Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School and Middle School started in 2006.  At both schools CAS provides Mental Health services, emergency relief (through the New York Times Neediest Fund) and preventive services –including Pregnancy Prevention; as well as After School, Holiday, Saturday, Summer and Youth Leadership opportunities.  There are College Readiness and Freshman Seminars at the high school level. 

Medical and Dental services are provided through linking the schools to the nearby Children's Aid Bronx Family Center. Parenting workshops, vocational trainings, leadership, advocacy and literacy are offered to encourage parents and family engagement. Other adult education opportunities are being developed. 

The schools are named after Fannie Lou Hamer (October 6, 1917 – March 14, 1977), who was an African-American civil rights leader during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.