Children of Promise, NYC

Children of Promise, NYC

54 MacDonough Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216

Grace Lee
Development Associate
718-483-9290, ext. 305 (Phone)

Description of Organization:

Children of Promise, NYC works to embrace children of incarcerated parents and empower them to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system. Our innovative model was developed to address the specific emotional trauma that can be triggered by losing a parent to incarceration. CPNYC is the only agency in NYC that co-locates a licensed mental health clinic with an after-school program and summer day camp, seamlessly providing access to therapeutic services and youth development all under one roof.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

CPNYC offers volunteers several different options for involvement. After-school homework help volunteers assist a group of children with homework as well as engage in various enrichment activities such as art therapy and recess. One-on-one tutors are paired with one student and come on a weekly basis to provide academic support and build relationships. Saturday Resource Center volunteers attend an extended one-on-one tutoring session, which includes not only homework, but also group games. Finally, mentors are matched one-on-one with students, and mentor-mentee pairs explore the city while growing strong bonds and sharing experiences.

Minimum Age to Volunteer:


Offer family volunteer opportunities?