The Document Archive of John Dewey High School

The Experimental High School in Brooklyn New York est. 1969

Council for Unity was born out of racial violence in 1975 when Founder, Robert J. De Sena, an English teacher, recruited six gang leaders from Brooklyn's John Dewey High School to end the cycle of violence that beset the school and surrounding community for decades. Since then its outreach has expanded beyond Brooklyn to New York City’s five boroughs and throughout New York state, across state lines and overseas.

This is a quote from CFU is providing all materials that will be posted here and on the photo page.

John Dewey High School Chapter of CFU

Robert DeSena and Council for Unity (Brooklyn Daily Eagle: October 5, 2009)

1981 Yearbook: Click on this photo to see the complete collection of photographs.

1983 CFU Yearbook that contains printed material and photos related to CFU activities of the year.

1984 Council for Unity Yearbook which contains letters from teachers, the John Dewey High School principal, and from the community. Newspaper articles are also included.

2009 Council For Unity Induction Ceremony