Partnerships for Your School

Explore partners to identify resources and opportunities in each of our key focus areas: expanded learning time, food access, health services, immigration services, public benefits, and summer enrichment.

Expanded Learning Time

Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) 
DYCD supports a wide range of afterschool services and high-quality youth and community development programs throughout New York City.

Girls Who Code - An organization offering club programs, summer immersion, and college prep support for girls and non-binary folks interested in computer science

Materials for the Arts 
New York City’s largest creative reuse center dedicated to supporting arts and cultural organizations, nonprofits, public schools and City agencies with access to free materials

Special Olympics New York
Provides inclusive opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to challenge themselves in fair and even competition

New York Road Runners (NYRR) Rising Runners Program
Provides in and out of school running programs and ambassador programs to help kids develop lifelong physical and social-emotional skills

Active Plus
Offers free virtual fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, and life & leadership programs

National Center on Time and Learning
Provides free access to original research on effective school practices, advocates for and informs federal, state, and local policy, and actively improves the quality of expanded learning time within schools through direct technical assistance

Youth Development Institute at Ramapo for Children
An organization promoting strong youth development practice and high quality, effective programming through funded initiatives and fee-for-service engagements with schools and other partner organizations

Partnership for After School Education (PASE)
PASE is dedicated to improving the quality of afterschool programs for students living in poverty by ensuring education professionals are trained and equipped to provide the highest quality programming for students

ExpandED Schools
An organization increasing access to enriched education experiences through school initiatives, advocacy, research, funding opportunities, professional development, and technical assistance

Common Threads
A national nonprofit providing families free virtual cooking and nutrition education classes

Community of Volunteer Educators (COVE, previously Columbia Volunteer Tutor Corps)
Volunteer-run public service organization providing free tutoring services, educational enrichment experiences, and college access workshops

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)
The nation's largest youth employment program for youth ages 14 to 24 for participants to explore career pathways and gain valuable work place and social skills

Request Volunteer Support | New York Cares
A tool for nonprofit organizations, city agencies, and public schools to create a direct-service, team-focused volunteer program

Gibney Dance's Hands are for Holding Program
Hands Are For Holding® is a school-based program that uses dance to address bullying, equity, and choice in everyday interactions

Food Access

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
A city program that provides food support to low-income New Yorkers including working families, the elderly and people with disabilities

FoodHelp NYC
Online map to find locations that offer free food (food pantries and Grab & Go meals at NYC schools), as well as grocery stores and farmers' markets

NYC's Emergency FoodLine
New York City's Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) to connect people with free food quickly in two ways: groceries from a food pantry or a cooked meal from a community kitchen

Food Bank of New York
New York City nonprofit providing food access resources and maps, free tax preparation, SNAP assistance, and COVID-19 Vaccine help

Hunger Free America
An organization providing access to benefits, neighborhood guides to food and assistance, and a food action board program to support the development of community leaders

Health Services

NYC DOHMH: Mental Health First Aid Trainings
A free, three-year certification training to help you recognize early signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance misuse

The Floating Hospital
Healthcare centers that provide comprehensive care services including medical, behavioral health, dental, infectious disease, and reproductive health services

HRSA Health Center Program
A network of health centers that serve the nation's most vulnerable individuals and families by delivering comprehensive primary health care services and integrate access to pharmacy, mental health, oral health services and substance use disorder

Children's Health Fund
Support for educators, families, and health staff to learn the signs of trauma and how to create a trauma-sensitive environment in school, ways to promote attendance, and how to understand and overcome student health barriers

NYC DOE Health Services
Department of Education health services information, school health service information, how to apply for health services, health forms, and FAQs

NYC DOE Asthma Community Management Program; Asthma Community Partners
Department of Education asthma services information, asthma medication administration forms, intervention information, and case management

Free, confidential mental health support from counselors via phone, text, or chat and access to mental health and substance use services in 200+ languages

Day One NY: Domestic Violence
An anti-violence organization providing free services for youth, including social services and counseling, legal services, and community education

Bronx Health REACH
A coalition of 70+ community-based organizations working to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes

Children's Health Fund/Healthy and Ready to Learn
An initiative was created to address health issues that affect student learning and attendance by providing schools with health services, resources, protocols, education, training, and technical assistance

Dynamic Youth Community, Inc.
Provides a comprehensive system of care for dependent adolescents and young adults, including group, individual, and family counseling and vocational and education programs

Hip Hop Public Health, Columbia University
Provides diverse, cultural-based media tools and resources designed to improve health literacy and achieve health equity. There's an option to create customized resources as well.

Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-based Violence
New York City's program ensures access to services for survivors of domestic and gender-based violence. Also provides training and prevention education, develops policies and programs, performs community outreach, conducts research, and operates the NYC Family Justice Centers.

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
New York City's health resources including vaccine and flu shot information, health insurance information, certifications, permits and licenses, and locations of low-cost or no-cost health clinics

NYC DOE Office of School Wellness Programs
Partners directly with schools, DOE offices, and City and community partners to promote health and physical education and support student wellbeing

The Center: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center
Empowering LGBT people and building a strong community through health and wellness programs, cultural events, parenthood and family support services, and advocacy work

Bring Change 2 Mind: Let's Talk Mental Health
Working to end the stigma around mental health through free high school BC2M club programming and resources for mental health associations, scholarships and loan repayment programs

ThriveNYC: Mental Health
Working to close gaps in mental healthcare across New York City through programs such as workforce supports, crisis prevention, social-emotional learning, visiting programs for homebound older adults, and more

Ackerman Institute for the Family: Gender & Family Project
The Gender & Family Project (GFP) empowers youth, families, and communities by providing gender affirmative services, training, and research. GFP promotes gender inclusivity as a form of social justice in all the systems involved in the life of the family.

NYC Care
NYC Care is a health care access program that guarantees low-cost and no-cost services to New Yorkers who do not qualify for or cannot afford health insurance.

Immigration Services

Community Organizations That Help English Language Learners
Community Organizations that support English Language Learners organized by borough

We Speak NYC
A New York City program providing free English conversation opportunities and civic-focused learning tools for English Language Learners and teachers

Action NYC
A New York City's program offering free, safe immigration legal help through trusted community-based organizations and tips on how to avoid immigration fraud. 

Know Your Rights Campaign
A campaign to spread awareness of the rights of immigrants when approached by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents

Smart Coos
Provides engaging online individual, group, and school-based learning experiences for world language learning children

NYC DOE Translation & Interpretation Unit
Information on free written translation services, interpretation services for centrally organized events, and over-the-phone interpretation support

Public Benefits

Brooklyn Public Library
Free resources for help with schoolwork, employment support, K-12 resources, online learning, internship and volunteer resources

Benefits Navigator
An online guide to services and resources for New York City families experiencing housing instability

College Access for ALL: High Schools, DOE Office of Postsecondary Readiness
Free resources for student scholarship and internship opportunities, college fairs and workshops, and school staff professional development

donateNYC, Department of Sanitation (DSNY)
An opportunity for businesses, community organizations, and individuals to be able to make clothing and textile donations

Human Resources Administration (HRA)
A New York City program providing people in need with essential benefits like Emergency Rental Assistance and Food Assistance. The NYC Human Resources Administration Guide to Services is a comprehensive guide to city services, such as SNAP, temporary cash assistance, career services, domestic violence services, homelessness prevention, and more.

New York Public Library
Free school and employment resources, online learning, and events

NYC DOE District 79: Alternative Education Centers
Student resources for alternative learning, such as pathways to graduation, career and technical training, high-school equivalency, support for student parents, and support for high school students behind on credit

Public Policy Lab
A nonprofit that partners with federal and municipal agencies to research, design, and test new public services and develop strategies for innovating social services

Queens Public Library
Free resources for school and employment support, online learning, health and wellness, technology training, college and career readiness, and research materials

School Library System
School library updates and free resources for educator professional development opportunities, eBook sources, librarian contact information and certification, and public library eCard applications

Administration of Children's Services (ACS)
Free resources for child safety and hazard prevention information, support for overwhelmed parents, and how to report abuse and neglect of children and adults 18 years old and older

Single Stop
Builds pathways out of poverty by leveraging partnerships and technology to connect people to existing resources, all through a unique one-stop shop

New York City's homelessness prevention program that provides various homeless prevention services and aftercare services for New Yorkers experiencing housing instability

NYC DOE Free Tax Prep
New York City's free tax prep and filing, either online or in-person, for New Yorkers that meet their yearly income qualifications

The Door
Youth supports (particularly for youth in temporary housing) ranging of services including reproductive health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, GED and ESOL classes, tutoring and homework help, college preparation services, career development, job training and placement, supportive housing, sports and recreational activities, arts, and nutritious meals – all for free, completely confidentially, and under one roof

Housing Ambassadors Program
HPD partners with community-based service providers in New York City who help people prepare and apply for Housing Connect affordable housing lotteries. Housing Ambassadors can provide information and assistance with the application process.

Financial Services

Financial Empowerment Centers
NYC Financial Empowerment Centers provide FREE one-on-one professional, financial counseling and coaching to support you in reaching your goals.

Legal Services

Legal Aid Society: Homeless Rights Project
The Homeless Rights Project protects and enforces the legal rights of homeless families and individuals in New York City. They provide law reform representation to groups of homeless families and individuals as well as direct representation for families who come to them through a toll-free helpline and ongoing outreach in emergency housing facilities.

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