NYIT Speedtech Conference 2017

The event will be hosted by the New York Public Library, and it is expected to draw around 300 participants. The conference will run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with a lunch break included. There are three tracks at the event – one for people who work in tech, one for people who work…

Internship at Arts & Letters 305 United (K – 8 Public School)

Stairs Academy holds In-Person internships in partnership with Arts & Letters 305 United, a small proressive public school in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. These Internships are an opportunity for Computer Science Majors to practice their Networking, Physical Computing and Technology troubleshooting skills, doing IT Tech Support for students, staff and administrators, in a building with hundreds of…

Stairs Internship 2020

The Stairs Academy is a program that offers internships and scholarships to students who are interested in the field of communications. The program has been running since 2020 and the alumni have gone on to be successful in the fields of marketing, advertising, journalism, and public relations.

Bilingual Book Making Workshop


“STAIRS ACADEMY held a free community event in Sunset Park Brooklyn, which consisted of a Bilingual Book Reading (Spanish/English), a Book Making Workshop and celebration of the completion of the STAIRS ACADEMY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. This hands on activity combined with the bilingual book reading, helps make connections between literacy, culture and the arts. It also demonstrates that the arts help build community and create a bridge between students of different cultures and languages. “

Stairs Academy School Designs

What is STAIRS ACADEMY’s “Bold Idea”?

In 2019, STAIRS ACADEMY’s Educational Nonprofit was invited by the NYCDOE to participate in the Imagine NYC Schools initiative, in the hopes of creating a new innovative public school.

In March 2020 the program was cut short by the COVID-19 Pandemic, when NYC’s priorities shifted from new school creation to surviving and maintaining existing schools which were in crisis. One of the things asked of us was “What is your ‘Bold Idea’?” meaning, what new ideas are you bringing to the table, that we should create a new public school based on your vision? The following, written in 2019, was out answer.

Keith Middleton


“Long-time STOMP cast member, actor, producer, musician and spoken word artist Keith “WildChild” Middleton, who grew up in Community School District 15 and attended neighborhood public schools, breaks down how the Arts tap into a universal “rhythm” inside all of us, that transcends what language you speak and why he supports the creation of STAIRS ACADEMY, to bring back a connection to that rhythm.”