September 2021

Meet the NYC Community Schools Technical Assistance Center



The NYC CSTAC delivers free quality guidance and training to the Community Schools in New York City. In exemplifying the mission of Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education, the CSTAC serves public school leaders, teachers, and their respective stakeholders by ensuring access to resources and providing quality professional development to build Communities of Practice. 

Funded by the New York State Education Department, the CSTAC works collaboratively with all stakeholders engaged in the Community Schools movement to ensure that local capacity is built and stronger community relationships are formed.

​​Kevin Coyne

Director, NYC CSTAC

Kevin John Coyne is the Director of the Community Schools Technical Assistance Center (CSTAC) at Fordham University. He leads all activities of the CSTAC’s work with new and existing schools in the New York City Region. Prior to joining the CSTAC, Kevin served as an educator in the Diocese of Brooklyn for seventeen years.  He was the founding principal of Our Lady’s Catholic Academy in South Ozone Park, where he established a community school-centered educational experience through the creation of multiple programs and external partnerships.

Kevin earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as an M.S. in School Building Leadership from Saint John’s University in Queens, New York. He holds New York State Certification in School Building Leadership. He is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy at Fordham University.

Peter Tinguely

Resource Specialist, NYC CSTAC

Peter Tinguely is the Resource Specialist for the Community Schools Technical Assistance Center (CSTAC) at Fordham University. Peter supports the Director providing customized technical assistance and professional development for school and community-based organization leadership.

Peter brings a wealth of experience in community schools to this position. He most recently served as the founding Community School Director at the High School for Health Careers and Sciences in Services in Washington Heights. 

Working with Catholic Charities Community Services, Peter collaborated with school leadership to establish student and parent leadership programs, as well as building community partnerships with local universities, hospitals and the offices of elected officials. As a result of his efforts, the school’s graduation rate improved and the chronic absenteeism rate decreased.

Peter is a graduate of Lehigh University with a B.S in Mechanical Engineering, he is currently completing his M.A. in Psychology at the City College of New York.

Recorded NYC CSTAC Webinars:

Moving Community Schools Forward

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Community of Best Practices

May 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Social Emotional Learning in Schools

June 20, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - August 31, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

Cultivating Engagement

January 17, 2023 @ 9:30 am - January 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am

Leading a Community School

October 18, 2022 @ 9:30 am - October 20, 2022 @ 11:00 am

Cultivating Equity in Community Schools Using CR-S Education Framework

May 16, 2022 @ 9:30 am - May 18, 2022 @ 11:30 am

Cultivating Equity in Community Schools Using CR-S Education Framework

March 14, 2022 @ 9:30 am - March 16, 2022 @ 11:30 am

Cultivating Equity in Community Schools Using CR-S Education Framework

January 24, 2022 @ 9:30 am - January 26, 2022 @ 11:30 am

NYC-CSTAC: CARES Act Initiative

January 1, 2022 @ 9:30 am - August 31, 2022 @ 11:30 am

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