Advocates for Children
Advocates for Children has a staff of attorneys and education specialists that have successfully helped hundreds of thousands of families by providing free legal and advocacy services, including representation at school-related hearings and appeals, and teaching families what they need to know to stand up for their children’s educational rights.
AFC’s Education Helpline
(866) 427+6033
Monday through Thursday – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Legal Services of New York City Education Rights Project
The Education Rights Project represents hundreds of New York City schoolchildren every year in special education and discipline proceedings, their team of education advocates works closely with families to access educational supports for their children. They advise and represent public and charter school students who require improved special education services’ re facing suspension or exclusion from school, or who seek transfer for medical accommodations.
Education Rights Project
(917) 661-4500
Monday through Friday – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Queens Community PTSA
P.O. Box 120522
Jamaica, New York 11412
Phone: (917) 306-6035

New York City Department of Education Family Welcome Center
Serving Districts 27, 28 and 29
90-27 Sutphin Boulevard, 1st Floor
Jamaica, New York 11435
Monday through Friday – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

District Superintendent’s Office
Your local superintendent’s office is an excellent resource for information and guidance. Superintendents communicate New York City Department of Education policy to schools and the public. All superintendents perform statutory duties for each school, including evaluating schools in their districts, appointing principals in district schools, acting as rating officers for principals in the district, approving principal and teacher tenure decisions, and approving school budgets.

District 29 Superintendent’s Office
P.S. 35 Queens
90-11 191st Street
Room 122
Hollis, New York 11423
(718) 217-7740 Ext. 1222

Community Education Councils
Community and Citywide Education Councils are deliberative bodies that help to shape educational policies and priorities in their districts. CEC members are parent volunteers who provide hands-on leadership and support for their community’s public schools.

District 29 Community Education Council
P.S./I.S. 147
218-01 116th Avenue
Room 101A
Cambria Heights, New York 11411
(718) 341-5408