Empower Lower School

Our Program

Our instructional program is based on the belief that all students can meet high expectations when provided the right environment and resources to achieve.

At Empower, we work to create a nurturing community, working closely with families to recognize each student as an individual.

Empower Lower Charter School is a K–5 public school in Crown Heights, Brooklyn (CSD 17).

Enrichment Classes


Physical Education


School Information

School Hours

M,T,Th,F:  7:30am-3:20pm

W: 7:30-2pm

Students arrive daily between 7:30 – 8:00 AM

Grades Served


Note: Empower Upper School (grades 6-8) is also located on property


  • Top: Gray Empower polo
  • Bottom: Navy pants/skirt/shorts
  • Optional: Plain navy, gray, black, or white sweaters/sweatshirts
  • Shoes: Student Choice

After School

Empower works with a number of partners to provide families with after school options with both enrichment activities and extra help support. In July, all families will have an opportunity to review the upcoming year’s after school options and apply for a spot.

Meet the Team

At Empower Lower School our leadership team is a group of committed educators.

Principal: Jonathan Carrington

Director of Operations: Dominique Stone-Maddix

Academic Director (K-2): Jessica Sutherland

Academic Director (3-5): Tracey Louis

Special Populations Coordinator: Chloe Richardson

Dean of Students: Jaja Bey


188 Rochester Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11213


Contact us

Phone: 718-770-2090

Email: empoweroperations@explorenetwork.org


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– Allie, Empower Student

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