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Growing up is hard. We’re honoring our donors’ wishes to support the youngest New Yorkers. Here are some of our successful projects.
Pre-K
Pre-K
Trust programs help the city streamline and improve services for the youngest New Yorkers.
IMPROVE CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

Early intervention and prevention help children in disadvantaged neighborhoods grow up in stable families and succeed in school and life. We’ve helped:

  • Expand home-visiting services that help first-time mothers.
  • Connect families to social supports when children are at risk of placement in foster care.

 

Fields of Dreams
Fields of Dreams
A partnership with the Heisman Trophy Trust brings athletic enrichment to overlooked neighborhoods. Photo by Allison Zaucha
BLEND SPORTS WITH ACADEMICS

Programs that combine athletics with team-building, leadership, and schoolwork engage kids who otherwise may pass up chances to excel. We’ve helped:

  • Use sports to build leadership, keeping kids on track to graduate high school.
  • Expand programs that help primarily black and Latina young women build self-esteem and perseverance, including through rowing, figure skating, and other sports.
All Smiles
All Smiles
A program run by New Alternatives for Children helps young people with disabilities live more fulfilling and independent lives.
AID THOSE WITH DISABILITIES

Many young people with disabilities can attend mainstream City schools and have bright futures. But their families often have trouble navigating the education system. We’ve helped:

  • Children with disabilities attend science and math classes, get specialized therapy, and use personalized equipment.
  • Coach teachers to work with children with autism and other special needs.
Foster Family
Foster Family
The Trust helped foster care agency Graham Windham with families supporting older foster children transitioning into adulthood.
IMPROVE THE ODDS FOR KIDS IN FOSTER CARE

Children in foster care often have family histories of abuse, neglect, and addiction. We’ve helped:

  • Ensure foster children with disabilities get coordinated health care and social services.
  • Make sure teens aging out of the system have adequate housing and move into careers or on to college.