To engage youth in positive, community-building activities while guiding and supporting them through childhood and adolescence.


That all young people develop their potential; become meaningful contributors in their communities; and lead fulfilled, productive lives.

About Us

We are passionate about helping children and teens ages 5 to 18 in Washington Heights to become avid learners, to lead with compassion, and to succeed on a healthy journey to adulthood. We empower low-income, immigrant and first-generation youth to overcome the effects of poverty and immigration in 3 ways:

  • we create a pipeline to college with rigorous academic support starting in Kindergarten right through high school.
  • we engage youth in community service activities to build their confidence and sense of belonging.
  • we provide a safe-haven for children's healthy social emotional development, necessary for success in high school, in college, in life.