The Opportunity

New York City is home to some of the most impressive educational institutions in the world. In recent years, the City’s specialized high schools—institutions with historically transformative impact on student outcomes—have seen a shift toward more homogenous student body demographics.

Learn More

Our Mission

PASSNYC aims to identify talented underserved students within New York City’s underperforming school districts in order to increase the diversity of students taking the Specialized High School Admissions Test. 

Get Involved


Collective Impact Summit

The first annual PASSNYC Collective Impact Summit took place at the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church on October 14, 2016—with 50 attendees from over 40 different organizations. Dr. Hazel Dukes of the NAACP and Harold O. Levy of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation joined us as keynote speakers.

Download our Collective Impact Report ›