Welcome Letter


Benjamin Banneker Academy for Community Development

77 Clinton Avenue

Brooklyn, New York 11205

Phone (718) 797-3702                                        Fax (718) 797-3862


Dr. Kinsley Kwateng, Principal

Mr. John LaCroix, Assistant Principal

Mr. Clive Pryce, Assistant Principal 

Ms. C’cora Thomas, Assistant Principal, IA

Mrs.Wanda James Livingston, Parent Coordinator 


July 1st, 2019


Dear Parents and Guardians:

The faculty and I would like to welcome you back to an exciting school year. If you are new to our community, we welcome you with open arms and are excited that you have decided to join our family. In preparing our scholars for the 21st  century it is important that at Benjamin Banneker for Community Development at large, we develop a shared process for the Framework of Great Schools where trust amongst all stakeholders is evident, student achievement is increased, there is a rigorous instruction  in every classroom, collaboration by teachers is common place, there is a supportive enviornment for all, there are strong family and community ties, and there is effective leadership to move our work foward.

As part of our commitment to you, I want you to know that we value you and the relationships that we build moving foward. We will continue to build our two-way communication in the hopes that you will share ideas in ways that we can strengthen our partnership and provide the best support for our scholars.

Again, I look foward to working with youin forging a partnership that will propel our schloars into productive members of society in the 21st century and make our community proud.


In Partnership

Dr. Kinsley Kwateng, Ph.D.


Benjamin Banneker Academy for Community Development