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Metro Learning Communities

Metro Learning Communities (MLC) is a specialized professional development project and is widely known for seminars in facilitative leadership, but it also offers professional learning opportunities in other formats. The project’s core mission is to promote educational improvement for all students through deep and collaborative teacher learning.

Who We Work With


  • Pre-K-12 teachers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • School leaders
  • District/Network staff


  • NYU Partnership Schools
  • New Visions for Public Schools
  • New York City Department of Education
  • The Center for Educational Innovation (CEI)
  • The School Reform Initiative (SRI)

What We Do

  • Early Career Teacher Institute
  • Facilitative Leadership Seminar
  • Supporting the Emotionally Vulnerable Student Seminar
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • School Based Coaching

Contact us, or see News and Events for more details.

The Team

Marlene Roy

Project Lead, Metro Learning Communities

Joseph McDonald

Professor Emeritus, Teaching and Learning


MLC trainers and coaches are highly experienced facilitators including:

  • Pre-K-12 educators
  • School Administrators
  • Professors
  • Reform Leaders

Since inception, MLC has worked with 2,000 educators primarily from the NY tri-state area, impacting more than 20,000 students.

Metro Learning Communities recommends book on transformative teaching

The book focuses on how responsive teaching supports marginalized students

Contact Us


Metro Learning Communities
726 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY10003



+1 (212) 998-5138