The Pathway Out of Poverty
In the next decade, the majority of new jobs in America will require a college degree, yet more than one million youth drop out of high school each year. This education crisis disproportionately affects children in high-needs neighborhoods and perpetuates a cycle of inter-generational poverty.
For the past 160 years, The Children’s Aid Society has worked hard to help New York City's neediest children succeed and thrive. Every year, we provide a comprehensive range of services to more than 70,000 children – each of whom deserves a permanent escape from poverty and a chance to take part in the American Dream.
At Children’s Aid, we surround our youth with the vital health, education and family support systems they need to become healthy, well-adjusted and productive adults. We know these supports must be comprehensive and long-term – spanning all stages of a child’s development from birth to young adulthood – in order to be truly effective.
To meet this challenge, we focus our work on a collective goal: to inspire the children in our care to achieve college graduation. By insisting on this aspiration for all children, we embrace the promise in each and every child.
Join our efforts.
Tune in! Learn more about our efforts to combat the high school dropout crisis on American Graduate Day, airing on PBS stations September 22.