We work with incredible people around the country running high-impact organizations that serve children in high-poverty/high-trauma communities. Our partners help ensure no child goes without—regardless of life circumstances.
Los Angeles, CA
It is our mission to help all people realize their full potential through relevant programs and services that have an impact that is DEEP, resulting in a change in the way they see themselves and the world; BROAD, extending beyond individuals to their families and communities; and LONG-LASTING, outlasting the time spent with us. It is our mission for every VOALA program to encourage positive development, promote self-sufficiency, and foster independence. It is our mission to implement innovative programs with continual improvements resulting from ongoing evaluations. It is our mission to find solutions to social problems and to pioneer new approaches that will create positive and lasting change.
Los Angeles, CA
Since 1944, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica has served as a conduit between our members and community organizations and together we work toward providing seamless services to our families. While our annual cost per child is nearly $1000, our membership fee is only $20 per year and no child is ever turned away due to inability to pay. We currently serve approximately 3,939 young people, ages 6 to 18, through Club memberships. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica are made up of 10 locations, serving youth from 128 zip codes throughout LA. We aim to assure success is within reach of every child who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. Each of our activities help members gain confidence, knowledge, and abilities to obtain their goals. Support for life-long success is a continuum which begins for BGCSM members as early as age 6. Our mission is to enable and inspire all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as caring, responsible, productive citizens.
San Francisco, CA
Hunters Point Family is a grass-roots, community-based organization that provides holistic programs supporting education, leadership and workforce development, arts enrichment, and recreation to at-risk African American youth and young adults living in the Bayview Hunters Point community of San Francisco. We offer 5 different programs each targeting specific youth development needs and academic gaps. We partner with 200 youths (ages 10-22) and their families each year in programs that comprehensively support and serve each young person’s social, educational, recreational and home needs. Challenging our youth to reach their highest potential is how we set the bar at Hunters Point Family. Read more HPF began as a single program in 1997, when Bayview/Hunters Point as a community was recovering from the first aftershocks of a crack cocaine epidemic. Drug abuse, gang violence, crime and poverty had infiltrated our community and left individuals and families in ruin. As our community recovered its health and social stability, we saw many of our youth suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Hunters Point Family recognized the multidimensional needs of our youth and their families and began its youth outreach with a single program, Girls 2000.
The Aftercare Parenting Education Program, referred to as APEP, is a home visitation program that offers aftercare service’s for former Florence Crittenton clients living in Mecklenburg County. Services are provided for up to three years, or longer if needed. APEP prides itself on offering individualized services plans for each client. Significant time is spent with each client assessing what services are needed. Services are then catered to meet the individual need(s). Florence Crittenton and APEP work collaboratively with many agencies in the community. Referrals are made as needed. The children who receive these gifts may not receive one otherwise without Communigift. This will be a tremendous help to the parents, who are at times struggle financially. This will make the children feel so wonderful in receiving a special gift catered to the things they want and need. Have a good day I hope this is helpful.
The goal of the Gaston County Human Services Center and Division of Social Services is to foster an agency which is professionally responsive to our citizens’ needs through daily caring outreach and simultaneously serve as an advocate for those in need. We strive to be community-minded and community-spirited. We abide by federal, state and county operating instructions in providing services and we assist welfare recipients in attaining self-sufficiency.
The words la amistad mean “the friendship” in Spanish. At LaAmistad, friendships between students, students and staff, and also students and volunteers are cultivated every day, and their impacts can last a lifetime. LaAmistad was started in 2001 by Bill Maness who was serving as the director of the Gym at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. He noticed a need for neighborhood child to have a safe place to improve their academics and develop strong character. In 2006 LaAmistad became a 501(c)3 non-profit to provide exceptional services to the children and their families. Today LaAmistad has grown into a holistic program that includes afterschool tutoring, parent education, English for Successful Living classes, and summer enrichment activities.
I Grow Chicago’s mission is to provide a safe, inter-generational haven to children and at-risk community members. Through sustainable farming and educational programs in nutrition, movement yoga and the arts, we foster creativity, wellness and empowerment for individuals in the community as a whole. I Grow Chicago is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed for exclusively charitable and educational purposes. Whatever happens to any one of us—human, animal, plant or ecosystem—happens to all of us. We are all in this together, and together we can use our unique interests and skills to help others improve their lives, their families and their community. We believe in combining the enduring benefits of yoga, sustainable gardening, and creative/artistic expression.
Our mission is to facilitate change and advance the lives of marginalized women and children by enabling them to meet essential needs common to all humankind.
We assist families that are in transitional living situations with food, clothing, mentoring and many other resources. We are here to help families with a hand up and love others. Birthday and Christmas time is a time that we love to bring a smile and a beam of hope to children with new gifts.
Cityteam is a nondenominational Christian nonprofit compassionately serving the poor, the homeless, and the lost in San Jose, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, and around the world. Since 1957, Cityteam has been serving people in extreme poverty and helping them transform their lives, their families and their communities. Today, with the help of volunteers and faithful donors, Cityteam is impacting the lives of over 500,000 people each year just in the United States. We are training and equipping local leaders in 51 countries to love God, reach out to their neighbors, and disciple hundreds of thousands of people each year.
New Rochelle, NY
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle (BGCNR) is to enable all young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens.
Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida (BBBSNEFL), is a mentoring organization that seeks to help provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Working within the communities of Northeast Florida since 1914, BBBSNEFL has effectively inspired change in the lives of thousands through impactful mentoring programs and meaningful relationships that defend and ignite today’s youth to reach their full potential. We currently have active matches in Nassau, Duval, Clay, Putnam and Volusia Counties including a service footprint reaching Baker, Flagler, and Union Counties. By placing a caring adult in the life of a child, BBBSNEFL creates safe, high-quality, long-lasting mentoring relationships that help vulnerable youth beat the odds and reach their full potential through personal and academic achievement. Professionally supported by our staff, road-maps for success are developed in concert with parents, children, and mentors. More than 100 years later, Big Brothefrs Big Sisters remains true to our founder’s vision of bringing allies and defenders into the lives of children. Today, Big Brothers Big Sisters currently operates in all 50 states and in 12 countries around the world!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Cedar Rapids, IA
To inspire and enable all young people, especially those that need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Greater Enrichment Program (GEP) has dedicated 42 years to improving the lives of Charlotte’s most at- risk children. Founded in 1975 by local humanitarian Bishop George E. Battle Jr., GEP has developed a program model that has a proven track record of student achievement, parent engagement and successful community collaborations. GEP contributes to a range of positive outcomes for students including academics, good social and emotional development, safety and community engagement. GEP’s top priorities are to: • Improve the academic success of all students. • Build positive self-esteem and character. • Encourage students to give back to their community • Expose students to a variety of cultural experiences. • Build family relationships. GEP exemplifies quality standards of service and best practices with the needs of the child being primary. GEP collaborates with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), community groups, cultural arts organizations and other youth development programs to provide the stimulus needed to enhance the individual growth of each student enrolled.
The Kindness Campaign, where success is measured in selfless acts and kindness is the philosophy of life, believes that the practice of kindness needs a major reboot, so we can make real progress toward addressing chronic challenges: - We believe that the convergence of a new generation of thinkers and activists, supported by cutting-edge technology, creates enormous opportunities to put the power of kindness – which includes time, talent and dollars – toward accelerating social impact. - We believe that our resources must be more efficient and more impactful. We need to be more intentional about catalyzing new and creative solutions, building unlikely alliances, and creating new instruments for social impact. - We know the importance of a strong local community and its contribution to the greater society. For several known reasons some communities have deteriorated. For generations, an individual’s community served an important role by acting as a support system. A strong community benefits everyone, the community itself, and the greater society. People of all ages who feel a sense of belonging tend to lead happier and healthier lives, and strong communities create a more stable and supportive society.
Fort Worth, TX
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is part of a nationwide movement whose mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
New York, NY
The New York City Housing Authority and The Fund for Public Housing's mission is to increase opportunities for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers by providing safe, affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services. More than 400,000 New Yorkers reside in NYCHA's 326 public housing developments across the City’s five boroughs. Another 235,000 receive subsidized rental assistance in private homes through the NYCHA-administered Section 8 Leased Housing Program. To fulfill this mission and better serve residents while facing dramatic reductions in traditional government funding, NYCHA is developing new financing options and building innovative partnerships across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. These strategies help NYCHA address many key challenges, from preserving aging housing stock through timely maintenance and modernization of buildings to increasing resident access to a multitude of community, educational and recreational programs, and job readiness and training initiatives.
San Francisco, CA
The mission of Mercy Housing is to create stable, vibrant and healthy communities by developing, financing and operating affordable, program-enriched housing for families, seniors and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality and safe housing. Mercy Housing California has 140 properties across the state with 45 in the San Francisco County alone. Gifts donated for Summer Swing will go to youth at Bayview Hill Gardens, an affordable housing community in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood serving 72 previously homeless families.
Wilton Manors, FL
To prevent child abuse, preserve the family, and treat those who have been abused or neglected.
Arizona Helping Hands provides essential needs for Arizona's children in foster care through our programs promoting safety, permanency and health.
North Providence, RI
Our mission is to create an environment of healing and hope for those we serve. Children and families are empowered to develop healthy, trusting relationships. Through an array of residential and community based services, we create effective, lasting partnerships that enable children and adults to lead fulfilling lives. St. Mary’s Home for Children has a rich history of serving children of the State of Rhode Island. From its beginnings as an orphanage in 1877, St. Mary’s has addressed the social, therapeutic and mental health issues of children. Proudly, we have evolved into the area’s most comprehensive treatment program for children who have been affected by abuse and neglect, exhibit extreme behavioral issues or experience psychiatric problems usually due to trauma they have endured. Children (girls 6-18, boys 6-13) are treated in our residential program and campus special education school. We also serve an out-patient population for sexual abuse assessment, counseling and family therapy (3 years of age and up) and offer a number of community-based services that support at-risk families, adoptive and foster families and young victims of human trafficking.
To lead in ending sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse, and domestic violence through prevention, intervention, and advocacy for change.
Protecting Children, Empowering Youth, Strengthening Families
Goodwin Connection's program makes childcare more affordable for low-income parents which allows them to attend college, work toward a certificate or degree, and increase their earning power with a new career. At the same time, their children receive an early learning opportunity helps them get a great start on their own educational path.
Enhancing the well-being of children, families, individuals, and communities.
Los Angeles, CA
Wayfinder Family Services ensures that children, youth and adults facing challenges always have a place to turn. We strive for a world in which every child and family can overcome the obstacles they face—a world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
The Mission of the School of Professional and Community Development - Youth Programs (SPCD) at Medgar Evers College (MEC) is to foster an ongoing process that enables children, adolescents, and their families to meet their personal, educational, and social needs. Through its commitment to young people and their families, the Community and Grant Funded Programs build the skills and competencies essential to leading healthy, satisfying and productive lives. Within the framework of an asset development model that is characterized by building on positive strengths, SPCD services assist youth in recognizing and realizing their potential. The Marcus Garvey Cornerstone Program accomplishes its mission by delivering supplemental academic and enrichment activities, as well as resources to both participants and parents. We build internal competencies and employ successful youth development approaches to strengthen and develop protective and preventive measures for at-risk youths, thus enabling them to overcome barriers to learning and acquiring life skills.
San Francisco, CA
At Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, we inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
New York, NY
The mission of Madison Square Boys & Girls Club is to save and enhance the lives of New York City boys and girls who by reason of economic and/or social factors are most in need of its services.
DCFS is working to keep children safe, helping individuals and families become self-sufficient, and providing safe refuge during disasters.
Child Link is a Chicago-based not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to make human services available to all children and youth in need of support. Child Link fulfills this mission by providing foster care and adoption services to at-risk children and youth and placing them in loving and stable homes. Child Link also provides counseling and mentoring services, along with transitional living for young women ages 17 to 21 who will soon be aging out of the Illinois Foster Care system.
The South Carolina Youth Advocate Program believes that every youth has the right to a permanent home and family, and that the family and community are invaluable resources in the positive growth and development of each youth. We believe the home should be a safe and nonviolent environment for each child to grow into his or her fullest potential. We develop and support the use of community-based services as an alternative to the institutionalization of emotionally and/or behaviorally troubled youth involved in the child welfare, juvenile justice, and/or mental health system, and we collaborate with the community and other human service agencies to provide individualized and family services that engender long-term stability for children and adolescents.
We strengthen the lives of children by enhancing their mental health and physical well-being.
BEST Kids is a nonprofit mentoring organization that empowers youth in foster care to build better futures, one child at a time.
Create and facilitate opportunities that empower families in poverty to collaborate, thrive, and succeed in building strong households, neighborhoods and families.
At Dream Academy Foundation, we take pride in the cultivating of our youth in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (S.T.E.A.M.), various forms of Mental and Personal Health Development, Community Engagement and Entrepreneurship. We provide a series of programs that work collectively in propelling our students into the next phase of their lives. At Dream Academy Foundation we call our youth “DREAMERS” because we believe that they should never stop dreaming.
Louisville Youth Group Inc. creates a brave space for LGBTQIA+ Youth and Allies that promotes personal and community growth through relationship building, leadership development, and social justice activism. LYG is dedicated to providing youth with skills and experiences designed to help them thrive as community leaders now and in the future. We write a counter-narrative to experiences of rejection and isolation.
San Francisco, CA
Impacting generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what.
Long Island, NY
The mission of the Long Island FQHC, Inc. is to increase access to comprehensive primary and preventive health care and to improve the health status of the community, especially for the underserved and vulnerable, in a financially responsible manner. Children's care coordination works with families and all services and providers to meet that goal.
2NOT1 promotes the safety and well-being of children by implementing strategies to keep fathers involved and families together.
Saint Paul, MN
The Sanneh Foundation serves the holistic youth development needs of the increasingly diverse Twin Cities metro area. Our mission is to empower youth by supporting and promoting educational attainment through in-school and after-school support, improve lives by providing programs that strengthen physical health and social and emotional development, and unite communities by advancing diversity, equity, and community well-being. Our nationally recognized youth advancement programs focused on Education, Health/Wellness, & Community are mainstream in the Twin Cities Parks/Recreation and School systems.
Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Long Island, NY
To inspire and enable all young people to realize their potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens and community leaders of tomorrow.
Empowering youth, families, and community for their greatest potential. It is SVYC’s belief that every young person, ages 5-21, living in the Sun Valley neighborhood deserves equal opportunities for growth and success.
The mission of The Center for Women and Families is to help victims of intimate partner abuse or sexual violence become survivors through supportive services, community education and cooperative partnerships that foster hope, promote self-sufficiency and rebuild lives. As the only service provider for intimate partner violence and sexual assault in the region (serving seven Kentucky and two Indiana counties) The Center provides trauma-informed advocacy and support for those affected by abuse, and helps mitigate the impact of trauma by building resiliency and reducing risk factors at all levels. Our aim is to help co-create violence free lives, families, and communities throughout our service region and across Kentuckiana. Providing comprehensive solutions through an effective integrated programming model, The Center provides emergency shelter, a 24/7 crisis response phone line, counseling, case management, children’s advocacy, therapy and support groups, legal and hospital advocacy, sexual assault forensic exams, Green Dot teen bystander training, teen dating violence programs, prevention programming, community education and training.
To surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Our mission is to prepare students to become positive, productive citizens who can live independently and with purpose to serve others. We aim for proficiency for all students in each subject area and for the development of strong character.
Agape empowers and supports underserved families within its community to discover, embrace, and achieve their full potential. Agape achieves this mission by providing academic support and family services focusing on character development, academic achievement, reading proficiency by third grade, successful high school graduation and post-graduation placement.
Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Fort Worth, TX
Hope Farm is a leadership program guiding at-risk boys to become Christ-centered men of integrity.
To inspire and enable all young people, especially those most in need of our services, to realize and develop their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
San Diego, CA
Reality Changers prepares youth to become first-generation college graduates and agents of change in their communities
New York, NY
Our vision is that all youth achieve their full potential. Our mission is to build and support mentoring relationships to ignite the biggest possible futures for youth. Our work is guided by our values of believing in the power of mentoring, putting the kids first, and being excellent.
Forest Park, GA
Hand, Heart and Soul Project is a non profit organization and aims to nurture, celebrate, and advance the needs of the people we serve by creating equitable access to quality educational, nutritional, and community resources.
CAMBA is a non-profit agency that provides services that connect people with opportunities to enhance their quality of life. CAMBA is a community of clients, staff, volunteers, donors, neighbors, and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and support they need to thrive.
Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where severely abused and neglected children and teenagers can thrive and heal toward a goal of re-engaging with society and leading productive lives.
Founded in 1843, Maryhurst is the oldest child welfare nonprofit in Kentucky serving kids and families who are hurting. Driven by a belief in children’s inherent worth and the strength of family relationships, Maryhurst offers healing through a specialized continuum of care that prevents abuse, restores hope, and empowers survivors of trauma. Programs include individual and family counseling; psychiatric and campus-based residential treatment for girls; and community-based transitional living services and aftercare. Maryhurst is the first agency in the state to fully adopt the trauma-informed care philosophy, and its variety of programs are connected by a singular mission: to strengthen and empower children and families in greatest need. Maryhurst’s programs help transform the lives of nearly 700 individuals across the state of Kentucky each year.
San Antonio, TX
BridgeBuilders is a movement of God uniting Christians across cities to transform urban communities through education, health, employment, and spiritual development for the glory of God.
The House of Hope, a temporary shelter, provides advocacy and care for homeless families. Rooted in a belief in God, and under the direction of an ecumenical board, it seeks to affirm the dignity of life to all who are served.
Improving the lives of individuals and families through Native American culturally appropriate behavioral health, affordable housing and community development services.
USES's mission is to harness the power of our diverse community to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children and their families.
The mission of Miami Bridge is to promote positive youth development, strengthen and support families, and enable youth to reach their full potential and become productive community members.
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is a Catholic organization answering the Gospel call to minister to children and families in need. Mercy Home does this by providing a safe, nurturing residential treatment home, AfterCare support for former residents and their families, community-based and site-based youth mentoring, and therapeutic, educational, vocational, spiritual and life skill development. Mercy Home is also committed to raising public awareness of youth in need and encouraging and advocating for support to help them.
To provide at risk low income with positive alternatives to gangs, drugs, truancy, violence and the juvenile justice system.
Youth At Heart's mission is to provide expanded learning opportunities that develop character, instill values, and equip youth for success.
The Paving the Way Project, Incorporated, is a 501©3 non-profit, community-based outreach program for violence prevention and intervention. In addition to providing services to victims of gang violence, the Project also advocates for community resources; nurtures relationships to increase community revitalization and resilience; fosters agency collaborations, and conducts community outreach and educational forums to support families victimized by gun violence, trauma, and other prevailing community concerns. We are “Paving the Way” toward a brighter, healthier future for individuals and families impacted by violence.
Grace Place puts faith into action, providing pathways out of poverty by educating children and families.
To break the cycle of intergenerational poverty in Utah through pairing youth starting at age 6 with a professional paid mentor for 12+ years, no matter what.
At CORE Foundation we help social entrepreneurs and small organizations achieve their goals. We provide counsel and resources to help individuals and organizations plan, build, and execute their visions.
Indiana Youth Group (IYG) serves young people ages 12-24 who self-identify as LGBTQ+, as well as their allies. All programs and services are offered free of charge. IYG strives to provide safer spaces to build self-confidence, explore individualism, and develop friendships within the LGBTQ+ community. IYG promotes a space of acceptance, equity, and restorative practices. We also advocate for LGBTQ+ youth in schools, the community, and through family support services.
Los Angeles, CA
The mission of ASAS-LA is to educate, enlighten and inspire young people by providing dynamic and exciting opportunities for success, while cultivating self-esteem, leadership and respect to help build healthier communities.
The Good Guides seeks to develop a positive relationship with at-risk communities by connecting with youth and their families by engaging in social activities. The Good Guides aims to serve our local community by becoming leaders and working with at-risk youth to become self-motivated, empowered, and develop strong social skills to encourage them to reach their full potential. We also aim to foster a therapeutic relationship with these children’s parents to facilitate a multi-level approach to transforming the lives of the youth that we work along.
Our Mission Children and youth living with financial challenges face barriers that other kids don’t - Moorelands Kids mission is to bridge the opportunity gap through skill-building experiences, empowering kid to overcome the barriers to success.
The mission of Friends of the Children-Tacoma is to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what.
Klamath Falls, OR
Impacting generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what.
The Atlanta Police Athletic League is a non-profit public benefit corporation. Its mission is to provide a safe environment for youth to reach their full potential, through partnerships with police and community; utilizing athletics and other programs which are geared to improving the quality of life of its participants. By promoting confidence, self-esteem, civic engagement, academic achievement, and social principles, this program will aide them in becoming productive members of society.