To keep Summer Rising running at one Bronx site, each day brings a new staffing puzzle
In the brightly lit library at P.S. 382/M.S. 447 Creston Academy in the West Bronx, middle schoolers excitedly jostle around a camera to record interviews of each other.
Across the hall, in the cafeteria, elementary school students draw self-portraits in quiet concentration.
In the auditorium, hip hop thumps as rising middle schoolers on stage try to keep up with a fast flowing dance routine.
Each of these moments requires a logistical feat of scheduling. Every day, Good Shepherd, the nonprofit that helps run the summer school program at Creston Academy, is faced with a fresh challenge of finding enough staffers to serve almost 200 elementary and middle school students at the site. Behind the scenes, it is often a scramble that relies on a rotating cast of substitutes, larger class sizes, and an all-hands-on-deck approach.
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