TEP is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 and accepts tax deductible contributions. TEP’s middle school recently moved into a new building at 153 Sherman Avenue in Upper Manhattan. Please support TEP with a donation to support the capital costs associated with the construction of this amazing new facility!

In contrast to most charter schools, TEP does NOT solicit donations for general operating expenses. This is because a central feature of TEP’s mission is to demonstrate that schools can make a radical investment in teacher equity by reallocating existing public funding.

The only area for which TEP solicits donations is the cost of its school facility, since, in contrast to traditional public schools which receive a free public facility, New York State charter schools typically must pay for their own school facility.

Here are ways you can support TEP’s new facility:


Buy a brick for $125

Your name will immediately appear on an innovative digital donor wall in our new facility! You can donate online or by mailing a check here.


Name one of the building’s signature spaces

Naming opportunities are still available for the kitchen and café, gymnasium, and rooftop playyard. Inquire by emailing bricksforequity@tepcharter.org or calling 347-778-0601 to request a meeting with the Principal.

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