Meet the Empresarias Soñadoras, also known as the Corona A cohort of The Child Center of NY’s groundbreaking Cash+Community Works initiative.
Meaning “dreaming entrepreneurs,” the name Empresarias Soñadoras embodies the spirit of Cash+Community Works, a movement grounded in the concept of peer-driven change and defined by direct investment in under-resourced families, trusting them with power, and connecting them with peers in an effort to uplift whole communities. Continue reading
October is Head Start Awareness Month, a special time to highlight the crucial role of Head Start and Early Head Start in supporting the cognitive, social, and emotional development of young children, ages 0-5, from low-income families.
Pictured here is 3-year-old Omar, who attends our Escalera Head Start program, and his mom, Evelys, during the first of many of the program’s family events. Continue reading
Quanasia (pictured here with her baby Amelia) is a client of our Project Promise program, designed for women who are pregnant or have young children and have struggled with substance use issues. Quanasia is now working full time, and Amelia is registered in nursery school. The proud mom is in recovery and creating a bright future for herself and her beautiful daughter.
A good time was had by all at this year’s annual client holiday party! We had a great emcee and DJ duo, Mr. Marc and DJ Mikey Palms from Party Like Brooklyn, Baby, who played games with the kids and got everybody on their feet. Special thanks to KPMG, Metropole Realty, and High Water Women, who donated gifts so that every child in attendance got a present, and to students from Long Island City High School who led crafts with the children. Continue reading