Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) volunteers contribute time, talent or treasures towards the advancement of CPNYC and develop personal connections.The support exhibited by CPNYC volunteers is vital to the organization’s growth and health. Your participation is appreciated and we look forward to engaging you in any of the activities listed below.
Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a community based, nonprofit organization, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, with a mission 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. CPNYC recognizes the distinctive needs of this target population and offers a broad array of support services in a “safe space” where young people can share similar experiences in a mentally, emotionally and socially supportive environment.
Office Location and Hours
- All Services are conducted onsite: 600 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11216
- Administrative Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
- After School Program Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 3:30pm – 6:30pm
- Summer Day Camp Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00am -5:00pm
Homework Help/Tutoring – Work with students between the ages of 6-13 in Math, Reading/Writing, Science and History. Time Commitment: One day per week (Monday-Friday) , three hours each day (3:30pm-6:30pm), minimum of 6 weeks consecutively or non-consecutively.
Computer Lab Assistance – Help maintain and update CPNYC computers, assist participants with learning computer software or programming. Time Commitment: One day per week (Monday-Friday), three hours each day(3:30pm-6:30pm), minimum of 6 weeks consecutively or non-consecutively.
Administrative Support - Work in the program or management office on various administrative assignments. Minimum Time Commitment: Two days per week (Monday-Friday), three hours each day(10:00am – 6:00pm), minimum of 6 weeks consecutively or non-consecutively.
One Time Projects – Support CPNYC staff at seasonal fundraisers and holiday themed events (i.e. Summer Walk-a-Thon, Parent Nights, Annual Christmas Party), site maintenance support (i.e. painting parties, summer camp prep). Time commitment: complete one specific project.
- Attend Orientation Meeting
- Complete Volunteer Application
- Background Clearances – Statewide Criminal Registry Database Check
- Dress Code: Business Casual
Upcoming Volunteer Orientation
Saturday, May 25th at 10:30 am
For more information about volunteer opportunities, contact Narcisa Ledesma,Volunteer Coordinator. Download and complete our volunteer application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Application Available here