Nonprofit coalition creates experimental learning campus at Floyd Bennet Field

The 1,300 acre site in Brooklyn will accommodate up to 50,000 New York City public school students annually to learn skills and mindsets focused on sustainability while earning credentials for future green careers.


Breaking barriers to competitive high schools

How the TEAK Fellowship, now in its 25th year, is helping underprivileged students into some of New York City’s and the nation’s most elite institutions.


Report: NYC’s 3-K allowed for more moms to enter labor force

The findings came from a new poverty tracker launched by the Robin Hood Foundation and Columbia University.


GED test center for people with disabilities opens in NYC

The Lower Manhattan facility operated by the nonprofit Institute for Career Development is equipped with both general and specific assistive technology.

Interviews & Profiles

College admissions, post-affirmative action

PeerForward CEO Gary Linnen discusses his work helping students of color into higher education in an interview with New York Nonprofit Media.


Combating chronic absence at NYC schools

Through its program, the Attendance Success Initiative, the YMCA of Greater New York is battling chronic absenteeism and seeing improvement in attendance.

New York City

Jennifer Raab says goodbye to Hunter College after nearly a quarter century

The exiting college president sat down with City & State to discuss her impact on the school and the legacy she leaves after more than 22 years of service.


YMCA of Greater New York and Bank of America announce $1M gift that will send more teens to college

The money will be invested into the Rowe Scholars program, a comprehensive college and career access program


Construction career day draws hundreds of Hudson Valley students

Students from the Lower Hudson Valley participated in skill-building activities and met with labor professionals to learn about career opportunities in construction.


Report calls for renewed funding for CUNY-wide college success program

Accelerate, Complete, and Engage has in some cases boosted graduation rates by about 18%.


Neurodiversity shouldn’t be a barrier for children

In a Q&A, Beth Rosenberg, an educator and mom turned social entrepreneur who founded Teck Kids Unlimited, discusses how the nonprofit is helping children with autism and other challenges obtain new skills, develop a passion and pursue meaningful opportunities.


Commentary: This month, it's dollars and dreams for young New Yorkers

Almost 145,000 children were signed up for New York City Scholarship accounts via NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program.


Nonprofit focused on after school success holds symposium to address NYC youth needs during COVID-19 recovery

The half-day event held by the Partnership for After School Education brought together 60 education stakeholders from across the city and state.


Survey: Asian American community members want diverse and integrated schools

A Coalition for Asian American Children and Families report found positive interest in school integration within the AAPI community.


Hunter College receives historic $52 million donation

Billionaire Estée Lauder heir Leonard Lauder made the gift to the school, the most ever given to a CUNY institution, for a new nurse practitioner program.

affordable housing

Hunter students question fate of affordable campus housing with dorm slated for demolition

Student government representatives are seeking answers about the Brookdale Campus Residence, known as the Brookdale dorms.