New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) is a unique player in the field of New York City child welfare. We operate our own direct service programs for youth, and we oversee grants delivered through community partners or expert consultants as grant managers. As the only nonprofit partner to the city’s child welfare system - the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) - NYFC works alongside the city’s 26 privately funded foster care agencies to fulfill our mission to protect, ensure, and promote the safety and well-being of NYC’s children and families, with an emphasis on transition-age youth in foster care.
NYFC’s unique hybrid role as both intermediary and direct service provider gives us the infrastructure, field knowledge, and flexibility to meet the pressing needs of NYC youth both currently in foster care and those who have aged-out. NYFC serves about 1,000 youth annually - ages 18 to 26 - aiming to enroll them in college, support them through graduation, and help them gain the skills needed to enter the workforce. Since its inception in 1996, NYFC has distributed nearly $70 million in funds to support ACS-involved youth and families, including over $8 million in direct scholarships to foster youth to promote post-secondary education.
We incubate and test programs that we believe are promising for youth development
We support the design and implementation of youth programs
Provide Direct Services
We are direct service providers of both our signature programs and new, innovative pilot programs
NYFC is a hybrid organization, operating as both a direct service provider and an intermediary organization. In addition to our signature programs, we collaborate with stakeholders on innovative programming that seeks to address the most pressing issues facing NYC’s youth in new and innovative ways.
This hybrid approach means we take on multiple roles, with each facet of our organization working in tandem to increase the educational attainment, life skills, and career readiness of youth in care.
What The Youth
There are not enough programs in NY state like NYFC, but we definitely need more. In a system where so many of us are already forgotten and left behind, it’s nice to know that there’s still an organization that cares.
New Yorkers for Children is a safe space to help youth cultivate their excellence. Because of the support I receive from NYFC, I will be able to finish college debt free. I am happy to say that I am apart of something that will help more youth to come.
I was thrilled to receive my laptop today so that I can begin my dream of pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work while remote learning.
Thanks to New Yorkers For Children, I am able to keep hope alive that I will succeed and accomplish my dreams!
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work
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