Who We Are
New Yorkers For Children was founded in 1996 shortly after Nicholas Scoppetta was appointed to serve as the first Commissioner of the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). Initially New Yorkers For Children was set up as way to bring private dollars to support much needed programs, projects and activities that were not supported by government funding.
As the non-profit partner to the Administration for Children’s Services, New Yorkers For Children is tasked with funding, piloting, and implementing innovative programs that will improve outcomes of youth in the child welfare system with a focus on foster care.
- Identify unmet needs within the NYC child welfare community.
- Secure funding and strategic partners on behalf of the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), as well as seed money for programs with promising practices.
- Operate programs, track their impact, and share what works and what doesn’t.
- Institutionalize successful programs by spinning them off, operating them directly and scaling them up.
Our Mission Statement
As the nonprofit partner to the Administration for Children’s Services, NEW YORKERS FOR CHILDREN protects, ensures, and promotes the safety and well-being of NYC’s children and families, with an emphasis on youth in foster care.
BECAUSE ALL CHILDREN DESERVE TO BE SAFE, HEALTHY, AND ACHIEVE THEIR FULLEST POTENTIAL