Supporters and Partners

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The comprehensive nature of the work in community schools requires a wide array of supporters and partners. Financing for community schools comes from public and private sources. Local partners include the New York City Department of Education and a variety of cultural and youth development organizations. National partners help us stay abreast of trends and work with like-minded colleagues to advance the community schools agenda across the country.

Public Support

Major sources of public support include the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (Out-of-School Time Program), New York State Department of Education (21st Century Community Learning Centers Program and Extended-Day/Violence Prevention Program), New York State Office of Children and Family Services (Advantage After-School Program), Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, Medicaid and Child Health Plus.

Private Support

Many foundations, corporations and individual donors contribute to our work. Major private support has come from: The Charles Hayden Foundation, Citigroup Foundation, The Clark Foundation, James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation, The JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Mulago Foundation, The Picower Foundation, The Starr Foundation, The After-School Corporation, Tiger Foundation and Zoom Foundation.

Local Partners

Children's Aid works actively with many cultural and youth organizations in New York City, including: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Hope Worldwide, New York State After-School Network and Partnership for After-School Education.

National Partners

Our national community schools work is greatly advanced by our partnerships with the After-School Alliance, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Coalition for Community Schools, Coalition for Science After School, Forum for Youth Investment, National Collaboration for Youth, Public Education Network and many others.