As of 8/30/22, this initiative will no longer be active or featuring live events, but CBO and FBO staff are encouraged to utilize the resources and materials below.

About This Portal

The New York State Education Department has allocated funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to Binghamton University and Fordham University to launch the New York State Cares for Communities (NYSCFC) initiative, designed to leverage support in identified communities most adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. NYSCFC will build upon the existing resources and experience of community-based and faith-based partners supporting regional capacity to address the needs of families related to the pandemic.

This portal is your one-stop destination for links and information related to this initiative.

NYSCFC is a program of the NYS Community Schools TAC.

Events/Important Dates

Click each event to learn more and register.

Archived Events/Webinars

Click each event to access recordings.

NYSCFC + CiTi BOCES Spring SEL Workshop Series (Recordings)

April 26, 2022 @ 9:30 am - May 17, 2022 @ 10:30 am


Free Asynchronous/Self-Paced Courses

Community Schools

Family & Community Engagement

NYSCFC Community of Practice Event Series (Learn more)


Trauma and COVID-19


Trauma & Mental Wellness

♦ NYS CSTAC’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Portal (Will open in new window)

General Information

Contact Us

Reach out to us at or complete the inquiry form below.

Meet the Team

NYC Region

Mary Anne Devivio (
Project Coordinator, Fordham University

Caitlin Ingoglia (
Education Specialist, Fordham University

Rest of State

Luann Kida, LMSW (
NYSCFC Director, Binghamton University

Tara Edmunds (
Assistant Director, Binghamton University Community Schools