Our mission is anchored by an indisputable fact: Young people have the best chance to rise above the barriers of poverty when they succeed academically. Education neither begins nor ends within the walls of the classroom. We have built a foundation of supports designed to position children and youth to achieve in school.
Early childhood programs establish strong attendance behaviors and emphasize social-emotional learning. Dynamic academic engagement extends beyond mandated class time, through things like enriching summer programs. College admissions test prep and campus visits make higher education more than just a dream. Internships and summer youth employment teach workplace behaviors and shape ideas of an independent adulthood.
have an attendance rate of 90% or higher
ended the school 2016 year with typical and strong social-emotional competencies
reported liking their fruits and veggies more after being in our Go!Kids program
Education and Leadership
College and Career Readiness
Every Step of the Way
Children’s Aid embarked on a listening tour to understand our students’ concerns about gun violence.
We awarded 14 scholarships to ease the financial burden of attending college.
Mariah DeJesus works with 4-year-olds at P.S. 5 in Washington Heights to get them ready for kindergarten.