• More than 2.7 million children in the United States have a parent in prison.

  • One in every 28 children in the United States have an incarcerated parent, compared to one in every 125 just 25 years ago.

  • There are more than 105,000 children, under the age of 18, with a parent in the New York State criminal justice system.

  • In New York State, 58% of incarcerated men and 73% of imprisoned women are parents to children under the age of 18.

Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a community based, non-profit organization, in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed Stuy) Brooklyn, whose mission is to embrace the children of incarcerated parents and empower them to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system.

CPNYC offers an innovative and unique after-school program and summer day camp, the only one of its kind in New York City, specifically designed to meet the needs, interests and concerns of children left behind by parents serving time in prison. 

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May 19th, 2015

Sharon Content, CPNYC’s Founder & President, in Amalgamated Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility Video"

Read the full article Here, or check out Amalgamated Banks Mission and Support in our neighborhood.

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August 14th, 2014

CPNYC invited as part of NYC’s bid to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016!"

CPNYC invited by the Brooklyn Nets & Barclays Center to represent Brooklyn as part of NYC’s bid to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016!

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December 29th, 2012

CPNYC featured on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC"

VIEW THE SHOW BELOW or visit NBCNews.com for The show

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November 26th, 2012

CPNYC on CNN:The ‘silent victims’ of incarceration: Coping with parents in prison"

 — The boy was scared, angry, insecure. His dad was away in prison, and the son didn’t know how to grapple with his loss.

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August 12th, 2012

CPNYC featured on ABC’s Secret Millionaire"

Missed episode of “CPNYC featured on ABC’s Secret Millionaire” watch the highlights~!

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We offer preventive services to individual children and families to help break the cycle of intergenerational incarceration.



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