Founded on the belief that a strong school can transform a community.

PAVE opened its first school – PAVE Red Hook – in August 2008 serving 88 Kindergarten and 1st Grade scholars. Today, in its 12th year of operation, PAVE serves more than 800 Kindergarten – 8th grade scholars across 2 schools in New York and North Carolina.

PAVE’s Core Values


We never lose sight of our aspirations or give up, especially in the face of adversity. Every day is a new day.

We partner with diverse and inclusive communities.

Across our more than 800 scholars, 82 percent are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch Program (FRLP); 17 percent receive special education services; and 12 percent are English Language Learners (ELL). 96 percent are children of color.