Mission of the New York City Board of Education
Emerald Society

*To preserve Irish Culture and Promote Contributions by Irish people to the United States of America and World Wide.


* Recognize the accomplishments of Irish Americans in Education including those who promote the history and understanding of Irish contributions and Irish diaspora worldwide.


* Encourage the teaching of the NYS Education Department Curriculum on the Great Irish Famine in all NYC Schools


* Celebrate Irish Diaspora


* Connect our membership with one another and with those of Irish descent or those who have a tangible connection or interest in Ireland and wish to establish a connection


* Provide an effective voice for our membership to their elected officials 


* Facilitate a network for our members


* Celebrate our accomplishments