Change for Kids’ priority is to engage children in underserved communities early in their educational careers so that they can stay on track academically, focusing specifically on reading proficiency and social-emotional learning.
Children who enter 4th grade without reading proficiency or the necessary life skills are more likely to dropout of high school. This risk is greatest for students from low-income communities.
By bringing together a strong community of New Yorkers working to bring critical resources to NYC public elementary schools in underserved communities, the thousands of students we serve develop the social-emotional and academic skills they need to be prepared for success in middle school and beyond.
Currently, we serve over 4,700 students at 12 partner schools in all five NYC boroughs with the goal of expanding to 30 partner schools by 2021.