New York Cares, Inc.

Posted on August 11, 2015

To support the addition of a full-time Student Success Program Manager and expand the School Success Initiative, which is an intensive partnership with 16 New York City public elementary and middle schools to engage students, parents, and community members in volunteer-led educational programming. The Initiative improves educational outcomes for children and employment prospects for parents who live in the highest need New York City neighborhoods. The program will provide individualized tutoring in reading, writing, math and science for 1,200 students. Because family involvement is so important to a child’s education, parents will be integrated into school life through special family nights and through services targeted directly to parents, such as computer tutorials, ESL training, and job readiness programs. Over 800 parents will receive services to better provide for their families and to offer more attention to their children’s academic success.