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Friends of WHEELS

New York, NY | http://www.friendsofwheels.org
Joined in September 2013

About Us

Friends of ​WHEELS (FOW) was founded on a bold idea: all students, regardless of the school they attend, deserve the resources and support they need to get into and through college. In the eight years since, this bold idea has become a model in NYC for helping students in district schools dream big and turn those dreams into reality. Our success is clear: the primarily low-income, Latino/a, and first generation college-going students we work with have rates of high school graduation, best-fit college admission, and college completion that are markedly higher than their peers.

We were founded to serve the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS), a preK-12 school in District 6. Friends of WHEELS is unique within the college access and success space because, unlike other organizations that select “high-potential students,” we work with every single student within the walls of our school. We believe that every single student has potential and deserves guidance on the post-high school path and that we can meaningfully support students in ways that factor in their unique needs, interests, and ambitions.

We are developing pilots, including efforts to use leadership and environmental education to improve college access work. We are thrilled to support the development of the Clean Air Green Corridor, a project initiated by WHEELS students with teachers and Friend of WHEELS support. We believe youth leadership development is essential to supporting college and career pathways.

Friends of ​WHEELS (FOW) was founded on a bold idea: all students, regardless of the school they attend, deserve the resources and support they need to get into and through college. In the eight years since, this bold idea has become a model in NYC for…

Issue Areas Include

  • Education
  • Philanthropy
  • Volunteering

Location

  • 511 West 182nd St, New York, NY 10033, United States
    4th Floor

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