Sharing Our Response to FEMA “Project Hope”
This year Partnership with Children teamed up with 26 schools and Alternate Learning Centers, in New York City’s five boroughs, to reach over 13,000 students in high-poverty communities. Our social workers worked with students on an individual, group or full-classroom basis, integrating Social Emotional Learning into the culture of the schools.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Partnership with Children continues and expands the important work we do to care for young people who have experienced unbelievable hardship and seemingly insurmountable challenges.
The Department of Education and the Department of Mental Health have asked for our help providing critical counseling service and crisis intervention to those students most in need in 13 of the hardest hit schools, many of which are already in poor and traumatized neighborhoods. They asked us to participate in the major FEMA grant called Project Hope, a critical effort to help those most affected to regain some emotional security and stability.
Of course, these efforts are in addition to the life-changing work we already do to help close the achievement gap the thousands of New York’s young people we work with, who are at high risk of school failure or drop out. Our programs show proven results, and we know we are making a difference in the lives of these children.
For us to continue our critical work, we ask for your support. Hurricane Sandy was an event we will all remember, but hopefully with your help and support we can make it a little less painful for those who have suffered the most, by providing them with the care and outstanding programs for which we are known.
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