A Message from Phoebe Boyer, President and CEO
Charles Loring Brace formed The Children’s Aid Society in 1853 in response to the growing ranks of children and youth orphaned or homeless, and living on the streets. In doing so, he set in motion what would become the modern day social services model.
Since then, the very essence of poverty has changed, again and again. Governments at every level have transformed to deal with the problems brought by hunger, homelessness, unemployment, and inequality. As one of New York City’s pioneering nonprofits, Children's Aid has been vigilant in adapting and anticipating these changes.
One thing, though, remains constant across those decades and years: our unwavering commitment to the limitless potential of children and youth.
Because of that commitment, we have spent much of the last decade sharpening our focus on programs and bolstering our infrastructure. Anchoring all of our efforts is continuous, data-supported improvement throughout our organization so we can identify our core strengths and offer children, youth, and families the tools and resources they need to realize their fullest potential.
Thanks in large part to your tremendous support, you can count on Children’s Aid to be a professional powerhouse of solutions for young people in New York City.