The Poughkeepsie City School District ICARE initiative is a community engagement strategy built upon an infrastructure of critical partners who support the academic, social, emotional, and wellness needs of children within the district. The goal of ICARE is to establish a community network of community-based organizations, businesses, families and individuals who support, elevate, and celebrate children of Poughkeepsie City schools, while at the same time reinforcing community pride and commitment to our community’s most cherished asset – our children.
These businesses, organizations and homes have pledged to support the safe passage of our students through the community. If you need a safe space while traveling to and from school, stop in. Participants will be added as they join.
Incentives & Awards
Congratulations, you've earned it!
PCSD students, claim your rewards! Businesses in and around the City of Poughkeepsie are offering rewards and incentives for students who achieve success in academics, attendance, athletics or extra-curricular activities. Find out how you can earn them and what you'll receive for doing the work and growing yourself. New participants will be added as they join the ICARE program.
Sign up to participate in one or more of ICARE's five paths to support PCSD students:
Incentives & Rewards: This ICARE community engagement strategy provides local businesses and organizations the opportunity to reward students for their accomplishments. Incentives and rewards may be offered to students who attained success in an academic, athletic, attendance-related or extracurricular activity (i.e. good grades, winning a competition, achieving recognition or an award).
Philanthropy: This ICARE community engagement strategy provides organizations, businesses and community members ways to donate goods, services, or other items that may be of benefit to student academic, social, emotional and/or wellness needs and/or their families.
Pride Booster: This ICARE community engagement strategy provides organizations, businesses, community members and parents/caregivers to be proud supporters of the Poughkeepsie City School District and its students. Pride Boosters will serve as PCSD Champions always willing to encourage, promote, and empower PCSD students.
Safe Passage: This ICARE community engagement strategy provides organizations, businesses and homes with an opportunity to support the safe passage of students as they transition to and from school. By being a “Safe Passage” supporter, means being a watchful eye and potentially providing a safe haven for students helping to ensure their safety.
Volunteerism: This ICARE community engagement strategy provides organizations businesses and community members opportunities to provide their time supporting district and school activities, or being a mentor to a PCSD student.