New Yorkers for Children
About the Organization:
NYFC was founded in 1996 by former Commissioner of the Administration for Children’s Services Nicholas Scoppetta, as the non-profit partner to Children’s Services. Over the past fifteen years, donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations have enabled NYFC to support the child welfare community as a whole, as well as those programs that focus on the individual needs of young people in foster care. NYFC has developed programs that make a difference in the lives of young people including college scholarships, tutoring programs, job training, and networking opportunities.
About A-List’s Program at NYFC:
A-List continually provides tutoring services to youth in the New Yorkers for Children Guardian Scholars program in subjects ranging from calculus to philosophy. Over the course of several years, its staff has developed individualized study plans for these foster youth as they attend college.
Dr. James M.
…There is a need for the type of program you have developed to be made available to every child regardless of income. This is why I have brought A-List into school districts I have been fortunate enough to lead: to train our teachers and provide the support necessary to improve our students’ scores.
A-List was engaging and substantive for our students. Each week our Dreamers were completely immersed in the class’s content…The sessions were poignant, enjoyable, and challenging and exactly what I had hoped for my Dreamers.
This was by far the most useful professional development session I’ve attended in my career.