Annual fund gifts support the best of GJA’s programs: talented teachers, deserving students, and engaging, world-class educational programs and partnerships.
George Jackson Academy is the only school of its kind in New York City: we create a life-changing experience for bright boys from underserved neighborhoods across New York City. Graduates attend the city and nation’s most competitive high schools, including Andover, Bronx Science, Cate, Choate, Dalton, Regis, Riverdale, and Trinity. Alumni study medicine and engineering, political science and business at Amherst, Brown, Columbia, Penn, Princeton, Yale, and Wesleyan, among other top schools.
With 70% of families living below the poverty line for New York City, admissions is needs-blind and many families pay as little as $100 per month in tuition. The school commits to raising over 90% of its operating budget annually in order to give students a life-changing, engaging education.