IMPACT

Every day we see evidence that the children and families

in our programs are progressing toward better futures,

free from the limitations of extreme poverty.

We touch the lives of thousands of vulnerable

New Yorkers every year.

Closing the Academic Achievement Gap

Our year-long early childhood education and after school programs deliver dramatic academic improvements, putting them on track for graduation, and setting them up for a lifetime of success.

3,672

Total number of youth impacted by educational programs annually

90%

of children in our Early Children Education programs meet or exceed school readiness standards by end of year, up from just 45% in the beginning of the year

100%

of children in our Afterschool programs graduate on time from elementary to middle school and middle school to high school

100%

of parents with children enrolled in our Early Childhood Education programs have attended at least one educational workshop, and dedicated themselves to supporting their children’s education at home

Strengthening Community, Health, & Wellbeing

Our programs provide the strength and opportunities families need to overcome a variety of challenges – ranging from homelessness to domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse, extreme poverty, trauma, and other factors which stand in the way of success. The impact of our family and community wellbeing programs can be seen in the thriving, healthy families whose lives we’ve touched.

10,997

Total number of people impacted by Family & Community Wellbeing Programs

100%

of families in our Family Connections program stayed together and avoided foster care placement.

500

children placed with caring foster families last year

49

children adopted by loving parents last year

Creating Opportunities for Bright Futures

Youth in low income communities must overcome incredible odds to stay on track for the future. Our Juvenile Justice programs and services for youth in foster care provide resources and opportunities for youth to succeed as active, independent adults who make positive contributions to their communities. We’re staying ahead of the curve with a higher youth employment rate than the national average!

2,928

Total impacted by Youth Development Programs

93%

of youth in our Non-Secure Juvenile Justice Programs achieved their educational goals in accordance with their academic levels and abilities

100%

Last year, 100% of youth in our Non-Secure Juvenile Justice programs graduated on time to the next stage of social-emotional competence

83%

of teens in the ARCHES mentoring program for youth on probation obtained jobs or enrolled in school

Transformation Stories