The African American Male Initiative – The Children’s Aid Society
In 2007, Children’s Aid launched The African American Male Initiative, with the support of The Charles Hayden Foundation, to help young males receive all the support needed to achieve success. It started with the Steps to Success Initiative, in which groups of young Black males beginning in second grade receive life coaching, academic support, cultural enrichment, and mentoring.
Arts to Grow
Arts to Grow is a nonprofit arts education organization partnering with New York City metro area public schools and community-based organizations, bringing performing, visual and literary arts classes to inner-city students between the ages of 5 and 18. Our programs offer young people an in-depth, hands-on opportunity to work in small groups with a professional teaching artist. Children create original artwork during classes that meet 1-2 hours per session for eight weeks to a year, during and after school, on weekends and through the summer. Arts to Grow’s programs are offered free to kids and take place right in their own neighborhoods.
Beacons’ programs are school-based community centers serving children age 6 and older and adults. There are currently 80 Beacons located throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Beacon youth programs are designed to help participants acquire the skills and attitudes they need to graduate from high school, succeed in their chosen career, and give back to the community.
The Boys’ Club of New York (BCNY)
Through its clubhouses and summer camp, BCNY builds boys into men of character with strong values, discipline, and a positive perspective. We offer programs that help boys and young men stay in school and go on to college, discover their individual musical and artistic talents, develop healthy bodies, learn leadership skills, and just have fun.
BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community. Youth Programs include: Early Childhood Learning Centers for preschoolers; after-school and summer camp programs; teen programs; college guidance; a high school for students who have fallen behind academically; out-of-school youth programs; GED training and testing; swimming lessons.
Brooklyn Community Services (BCS)
Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) was founded in 1866 and continues to help children and youth reach their full potential, strengthen families, and foster self-sufficiency in adults. BCS youth programs include: early childhood education, after-school learning opportunities, and college prep.
CAMBA programs provide thousands of low income youth from pre-school through high school with academic assistance, counseling, tutoring, art, drama, music, sports, SAT and Regents help, opportunities to serve their community, internships and employment.
Casita Maria’s mission is to empower youth and their families by creating a culture of learning through high quality social, cultural, and educational opportunities. Programs include artist internships, portfolio development, after-school activities, high school prep, college prep, and more.
Chess-in-the-Schools is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to improving academic performance and building self-esteem among inner-city public school children. At the heart of all Chess-in-the-Schools programming is the chess instruction. The School Program teaches chess to students in elementary and middle schools as part of their academic school day. The College Bound program provides comprehensive college preparatory services and chess instruction in a safe and engaging environment.
Cornelia Connelly Center (CCC)
CCC operates an eight-year program on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, serving girls living in poverty. Through Connelly Middle School of the Holy Child (CMS), students in grades five through eight receive a rigorous education focused on their holistic development. The Graduate Support Program (GSP) serves graduates in grades nine through twelve, ensuring their success in high school and pursuit of higher education.
Based on core values of Artistry, Character, Empowerment and Scholarship, and aligned with the NYC Department of Education Blueprint for the Arts and the NY State Learning Standards, our programs encourage young people to pursue educational pathways toward higher learning, meaningful careers and social action. We currently impact the social and educational development of 8,500 young people, from Kindergarten to 12th grade, across 42 public schools and at the Art Center.
Early Steps *
The Early Steps mission is to promote racial diversity within New York City independent schools. We accomplish this by increasing the enrollment of children of color beginning at the kindergarten and first grade levels.
East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP)
East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) teaches reading, math and science, provides one-to-one tutoring, prepares kids for college, helps them get accepted, and builds the social skills they will need to succeed.
The Educational Alliance
The Educational Alliance is a community-based organization offering a wide range of programs that integrate education, social services, arts and recreation throughout Downtown Manhattan. The Educational Alliance currently serves 50,000 New Yorkers annually via 39 programs, including preschools, camps, after school programs, senior centers, health & wellness programs, arts & culture classes, and addiction recovery programs.
El Puente is a community human rights institution that promotes leadership for peace and justice through the engagement of members (youth and adult) in the arts, education, scientific research, wellness and environmental action. Founded in 1982 by Luis Garden Acosta, El Puente currently integrates the diverse activities and community campaigns of its Center for Arts and Culture and its Green Light District & Community Wellness Program within its four neighborhood Leadership Centers, and its nationally recognized public high school, the El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice.
Figureskating in Harlem (FSH)
Figure Skating in Harlem (FSH) is a not-for-profit organization that provides girls ages 6-18 with educational and skating opportunities that build self-worth and promote physical well being and academic achievement. The organization has two components: off-ice education and character development classes, and our on-ice skating instruction and performance.
Fiver Children’s Foundation
The Fiver Children’s Foundation is a comprehensive youth development organization that makes a 10-year commitment to children from underserved communities throughout New York City and central New York. Through character-building summer and year-round out-of-school time programs, Fiver empowers children to make ethical and healthy decisions, to become engaged citizens, and to succeed in school, careers, and life.
Girls Inc. of New York City – National
The mission of Girls Inc. of New York City is to advocate for and improve the lives of under-served girls aged 6 to 18 in the five boroughs. We pursue this mission by providing gender-based educational programs in the areas of math; science; health and safety; financial literacy; and multicultural appreciation. We provide programs directly or in partnership with other organizations.
Goddard Riverside Community Center
Through 27 programs at 22 sites on the Upper West Side and in West Harlem, we engage people of all ages and backgrounds. Each year Goddard Riverside serves more than 3,000 children and youth through school-based, after-school, evening and weekend programs. The majority come from low-income families who live in the surrounding neighborhood. The college access programming provides one-to-one college counseling, mentoring and tutoring for students, and training for professionals engaged in the field of college counseling.
Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ)
The Harlem Children’s Zone Project is a unique, holistic approach to rebuilding a community so that its children can stay on track through college and go on to the job market. The HCZ pipeline begins with The Baby College, a series of workshops for parents of children ages 0-3. The pipeline goes on to include best-practice programs for children of every age through college. The network includes in-school, after-school, social service, health and community-building programs. The pipeline has, in fact, dual pathways: on one track, the children go through our Promise Academy charter schools; while on the other track, we work to support the public schools in the Zone, both during the school day with in-class assistants and with afterschool programs.
Harlem RBI is a unique, year-round youth development program based in East Harlem, New York. Since its founding in 1991, Harlem RBI has grown to serve more than 1,500 boys and girls annually, ages 5-22, providing them with year-round sports, educational and enrichment activities.
Henry Street Settlement
Youth Services at Henry Street Settlement provides a safe, structured and holistic environment within our programs, which educate, empower and promote social and emotional development. Programming includes: SAT prep, college prep & counseling, after-school activities, arts instruction, and summer camps.
Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School – National
The Horizons National Student Enrichment Program is an organization which links independent schools with nearby public schools in their communities. Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School currently enrolls students from PS307, PS287, PS67 and PS8 located in nearby Fort Greene/Vinegar Hill, in a six-week summer academic enrichment program. Children accepted into the program in kindergarten remain through eighth grade, with an additional kindergarten class added each summer.
“I Have a Dream” New York – National
The mission of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation – New York (IHDF-NY) is to motivate and empower children living in low-income communities to reach their education and career potential by providing a long-term program of academic support, mentoring, enrichment and tuition assistance for higher education.
Insideschools provides independent information about New York City public schools. It also provides a directory of after-school and free programs for NYC public school students. These programs include: academic prep, arts, math & science, essay contests, history, homework help, environmental studies, and more.
Jacob A. Riis Settlement House
The Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House is a community-based, non-profit organization providing comprehensive services and programs to youth, families, immigrants and seniors in the western Queens community. Riis Academy, a community-based after-school program, partners with local schools, families and community leaders to provide the best possible services and activities for youth in grades K-12. Riis Academy offers comprehensive services from tutoring and homework help to arts and recreation.
Joan Mitchell Foundation
A central principle of the Foundation’s mission is to encourage the ambitions and education of developing visual artists. The Foundation’s Art Education program strives to fulfill this mission by providing opportunities for both emerging youth artists and working adult artists through inclusive and diverse arts education programming, offered completely free to the public. The program enhances the artistic education of young painters and sculptors through studio classes, in concert with other educational opportunities encouraging students to pursue and develop their voice in the arts.
Liberty Leads – Bank Street College of Education
Bank Street’s Liberty LEADS provides 260 children and families a comprehensive after school program that meets their social and emotional needs. The program operates from Bank Street South. Services are offered to families and middle school and high school students, grades 5-12, for 11 months each year.
Out-of-School Time (OST)
The Out-of-School Time (OST) Program provides a mix of academic, recreational and cultural activities afterschool, during holidays and summer vacation for young people enrolled in grades K-12. Programs are free of charge and are located in neighborhoods across all five boroughs of New York City.
THE POINT Community Development Corporation is dedicated to youth development and the cultural and economic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx. This central feature of THE POINT’s services offers after-school and summer programming for 500 Hunts Point young people in grades 1-12. Through justice-based arts and service learning activities, THE POINT’s Arts and Advocacy Youth Development Program aims to support the academic and pre-professional, artistic and positive social development of young people and engage them as leaders in sustainable community development.
Read Alliance works to improve the educational trajectory of at-risk kindergarten and first grade students through one-to-one tutoring in foundational reading skills.