Children of the City

  • NY


740 40th Street
United States

About Us

Since 1981 Children of the City's mission has remained constant, to change the culture of poverty through outreach and education. We reach "at risk" inner city children and youth with hope, guidance and resources to change their lives and their community in a positive way. We create a personal connection with each child and family to teach them how to overcome the effects of poverty through education and empowerment.

Children of the City provides a number of outreach programs that help the children and youth of Sunset Park build self esteem and learn to empower themselves through education. We offer after school tutoring programs, summer academic and recreational programs, parenting and job readiness workshops for parents and "Super Saturday" events once a month. We work with the community to implement a multi-faceted approach.

Children of the City began in 1981 in Sunset Park, a south Brooklyn neighborhood where one in three families live below the poverty line. This neighborhood has a 48% high school dropout rate. Many children come from single parent homes and most do not speak English at home. Children of the City was created to help both children and their families by offering structured activities, counseling, in-home visits and advocacy with state and city agencies.