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.


Total number of youth impacted by educational programs annually


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


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


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.


Total number of people impacted by Family & Community Wellbeing Programs


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


children placed with caring foster families last year


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!


Total impacted by Youth Development Programs


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


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


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

Transformation Stories