We’re thrilled to announce that Sharon Content, Founder and President of CPNYC, was recently inducted into the Strong Nonprofits for a Better New York Women in Human Services Hall of Fame. In 2009, Ms. Content founded CPNYC after growing increasingly concerned about the lack of support offered to young people who experience parental incarceration. The agency has since provided services to over 1,500 children and their families. Today and everyday, we thank you for your inspirational leadership!
Honoring the deep cultural and historic roots of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, a group of five young participants from Project DREAM transformed the gym to a scale model of the neighborhood on Saturday and lead a public tour on five points of interest. News 12 Brooklyn joined us for the event, which marked the culminating celebration of The Bedford-Stuyvesant Treasure Hunt, a 16-week program exposing CPNYC participants to the historical and cultural significance of the community.
Watch below and learn more.
Sincerest thanks to First Look Bath and the employees of Madison International Realty for providing dozens of new coats to the participants of Children of Promise, NYC! As a result of their generosity, every child in the program received a new jacket in the size and color of their choice. The children are thrilled to face the cold weather in their brand new style.
CPNYC would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of our incredible partners who collaborated with CPNYC for our annual Holiday Celebration. With the support of Paula Fendall Christmas Giving, W Girls, FPWA, Jack and Jill Foundation Brooklyn Chapter and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, we were able to distribute personalized gifts to over 175 children and families. The Urban Mosaic Center for Social Justice also participated in the event, providing a special holiday meal for our students. Finally, CPNYC would like to thank all of the volunteers who spent hours wrapping presents, decorating the facility, painting nails, preparing for the event and working one-on-one with our participants. Happy Holidays to all!
This year CPNYC is celebrating the holiday with a festive carnival complete with arts and crafts, face painting, a bounce house and haunted classroom. Special thanks to Madison International Realty and their employees for providing all of our program participants with fabulous costumes! From Bat Girl to Wonder Woman to Flash to Superman, the children had a truly imaginative and fun-filled holiday.
Sincerest thanks to the District 8 employees of T.J.Maxx for dedicating their afternoon to volunteering in our after-school program and decorating our balcony doors for Halloween.
Our very own Kayla sat down with the Today Show to discuss her experience of having a father in prison. Watch the video below to hear the incredible story of this resilient 7-year old and learn how CPNYC is supporting her and her family overcome the challenges of parental incarceration.