GCCS is Recognized for Educational Innovation! Home > News > GCCS is Recognized for Educational Innovation! GCCS has been named a finalist in a national charter school award provided by Building Hope, an organization that supports the growth and capacity of charter schools across the nation. GCCS is one of three finalists in the category of Education Innovation. There are only two charter schools in New York State receiving this award. Both schools are EL Education schools. School Leader, Shannon Hillman, will be traveling to Washington DC during the last week of school to present a TED talk about the school’s model and receive the award. To learn more information, visit the Building Hope Impact Award site.