- After School
- College Preparation
- Emotional Support
- Gifted Programs
- Homework Help and Tutoring
- In School
Turnaround for Children
Turnnaround for Children (formerly Children’s Mental Health Alliance) began addressing the emotional needs of children and their families throughout New York City in the wake of the September 11th, 2001 tragedy. Turnaround for Children, under the direction of Dr. Pamela Cantor, formed The Partnership for Recovery in the New York City Schools along with the New York City Board of Education. The immediate aim of the Partnership was recovery from the 9/11 tragedy, but the needs it addressed were both long-term and universal. While the Partnership was able to boost the capacity of schools and communities to respond to the emotional needs of children at a time of crisis, it realized that these needs continue to arise in the daily lives of children in many New York City communities. The Turnaround Model is a comprehensive approach dedicated to meeting the needs of these children.
Partnership with Children
Our mission is to strengthen the emotional, social and cognitive skills of at-risk children so that they can succeed in school, in society and in their lives.
The Center brings together two Bank Street initiatives that have well-established records of efficacy over time. These initiatives originally served two constituencies through separate but interconnected programs. The first, the Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP), began 17 years ago and has had tremendous success working with youth at risk of dropping out of high school.
The second program under the Center umbrella is known as I-LEAD (Institute for Leadership, Excellence and Academic Development). This program serves promising, high-achieving students at under-resourced schools and prepares them to become competitive applicants to selective colleges and universities.
Friends of the Children
Friends of the Children NY is a unique early intervention program dedicated to helping New York City´s most at-risk children become productive, contributing members of their community. We accomplish this by employing full-time mentors, called Friends, to work one-on-one with these children, beginning in kindergarten or first grade and maintaining that relationship through high school graduation.
Double Discovery Center
To provide model educational programs and services which will enable young people historically underrepresented in higher education to pursue their highest aspirations and to achieve the full breadth of their intellectual potential
To instill the confidence, pride, curiosity and hope needed to complete secondary school, challenge oneself intellectually and embark on the path of higher education
To foster "Double Discovery" between the eligible participants and the students, faculty and staff of Columbia University and others in the City of New York to generate common understanding, foster shared experiences and remove racial, gender, age and religious barriers that divide the people of our society
Directions For Our Youth
Our mission is to provide exposure, inspiration and direction for thousands of New York City’s most deserving public school students.
The GO Project
Founded in 1968, the GO Project is dedicated to providing academic assistance and social services to low- income, underperforming elementary school children in Lower Manhattan. GO identifies public school students performing below grade level and helps improve their academic performance, build self-esteem, and develop essential life skills. GO’s year-round programs address the intellectual, social and emotional needs of children and their families.
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America
LEDA is a non-profit college access organization devoted to developing leaders for our nation by helping public high school students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds gain admission to the country's leading colleges and universities. LEDA's mission is to cultivate young and gifted talent.
New Teacher Center
To improve student learning by supporting the development of an inspired, dedicated, and highly-qualified teaching force
Wireless Generation makes effective differentiated instruction possible for PreK-12 educators with its mCLASS® system, which includes handheld computer-based formative assessments; Web-based reporting, data analysis and instructional planning tools; and in-person professional development. The company’s commitment to listening to educators and gaining a deep understanding of their challenges has led to the development of innovative offerings that help improve student achievement in reading and math. Currently, approximately 150,000 teachers nationwide and overseas use mCLASS and the company’s professional services to collect, analyze, and act on data in support of 2 million students’ reading and math learning. More information is available on the Web at www.wirelessgeneration.com.
National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
NFTE provides entrepreneurship education programs to young people from low-income communities.
The Writers' Express
To give our least privileged students the power to explore their ideas, the skills to communicate them clearly, and the conviction that the world wants to hear them.Since 1994, The Writers’ Express has been teaching schools to use writing to transform the literacy skills of underserved students. Through a highly-structured instructional method, students learn the fundamental behavioral habits they need to focus on the work at hand, the academic engagement required to take their education seriously, and the core writing skills to communicate their ideas clearly and persuasively.
Digital Voices in Education
Empowering youth to inform decision-makers on critical issues in education policy through digital video.
Behind the Book
Behind the Book’s mission is to excite children and young adults about reading. Working with low-income students in New York City’s K-12 public schools, Behind the Book brings authors and their books into individual classrooms to build literacy skills and nurture a new generation of book readers. Our authors and illustrators work closely with teachers and administrators to integrate the books with the class curriculum and often make several visits to the classrooms. Students are given copies of the books well in advance of the visit to allow time for classroom study and discussion of the literature.
We make reading something more than schoolwork—we make reading something kids truly enjoy.
At Opening Act, we believe every student deserves a place to shine; we provide the stage. Opening Act’s free, long term, after-school theater programs provide students attending New York City’s most under-served public schools the opportunity to gain confidence, pride, and the knowledge that they can succeed at anything in life.
Opening Act’s voluntary after-school programs meet weekly and span one semester to one year. Each program is based on curricula that incorporate improvisation, acting games and exercises that unleash students’ creativity, foster ensemble work, and develop professional acting technique. Courses work toward creating original productions, entirely conceived, written and performed by the students in a professional theater.
Arts Across America
Our mission is to enlighten the community of educators and the public on the value of theater arts education in curricula and to provide strategies, tools, and support for the implementation of school-based theater arts programs.
Rhythm, Rhyme, Results
RRR creates supplementary educational media that makes no compromises in substance or style. Using a network of over 25 creative professionals from Boston, New York, Atlanta, and beyond, we currently focus on producing educational rap music that blends required state and federal curricula standards with commercial-grade lyricism and music.
Our current library includes full-length albums in math, science, language arts, and social studies, targeting students in grades 6-12.
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York
To make literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary care so that children grow up with books and a love of reading.
Flocabulary uses the educational power of hip-hop music to foster literacy and promote academic success in the classroom and beyond. Through a range of multimedia products and live performance programs, we bring our concept of music and learning to students and teachers worldwide.
TeachersCount is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to raise the status of the teaching profession and provide resources to the education community. Using a public service announcement national ad campaign and related initiatives, TeachersCount is working to create a permanent culture of teacher appreciation in the United States.