Children of Promise’s Young Professionals Council hosted a Dodgeball Tournament at CPNYC headquarters this past weekend. The tournament came together due to the efforts of YPC members Deydra Bringas, Kumanan Ramanathan, and Scott Colosimo and sponsorship from Familiars Vegan Coffee Shop and RedBull. Thank you to our incredible community of committee members, volunteers, and supporters for coming out and making the day a great success!
On July 24th Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) welcomed former NFL players and members of the League’s corporate team for a fun-filled day of games and inspiration. In CPNYC’s gym and classrooms, kids and NFL staff painted murals and played classic board games like Jenga and Connect Four while enjoying popcorn and cotton candy generously donated by the NFL.
The day kicked off with an inspiring talk from former NY Giants running back Keith Elias and later spotlighted the achievements of 3 exceptional Children of Promise, NYC program participants. These young people had the opportunity to speak to an audience of NFL staff about the challenges they have faced due to parental incarceration and open up about how they have triumphed over these struggles with the support of Children of Promise’s programming.
News12 documented the inspiring day in a short news segment that can be viewed here.
A big thank you to the incredible team at NFL for organizing an unforgettable day!
For Impact Day, Deloitte Consulting’s annual day to recognize its year-round commitment to corporate citizenship, the firm facilitated a professional development workshop at Children of Promise, NYC. Participants included former Children of Promise, NYC program participants and members of Restoration, a local community-based organization that empowers Central Brooklyn residents to prosper and grow.
The day included a workshops on resume building, computer literacy, a skills assessment exercise, and a panel led by Deloitte volunteers and Neha Gupta, founder of Empower Orphans - an international nonprofit that helps young people break out of poverty,
Deloitte’s workshop provided instrumental support to young adults as they build skills and grow professionally. All participants left the workshop feeling energized, inspired, and enriched by the expertise of the Deloitte team!
Thank you to the Young Professionals Council, Youth Empowerment Program from Rowan University, and all of the friends who came out to the 5K fundraiser in Prospect Park and joined us for a fun, post-run brunch! Your personal investment in bettering the lives of young people with incarcerated loved ones means everything to us!
Friends traveled as far as South Jersey to take part in the fundraiser and over $7,710 was raised to benefit CPNYC's mission of empowering children impacted by parental incarceration! A special shout out to Stephanie Cozzi from CPNYC’s Women’s Philanthropy Group for being our World Changer Top Fundraiser!
After the run, a celebratory brunch was held at the CPNYC facility and was open to all 5K participants and CPNYC's incredible community of supporters.
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On one of the coldest days NYC has seen in almost 3 years, Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) was warmed by an incredible outpouring of generosity from volunteers who donated items and their time to our MLK Day of Service Pop-Up Shop.
This annual event gave out donated items, such as laundry detergent, diapers, and sanitary products, that are not available through public assistance programs to families of CPNYC and the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. These financially strapped families often find it difficult to purchase these basic items and will often do without or purchase on limited or few occasions. CPNYC coordinated with 7 different local shelters to arrange transportation for the families, the CPNYC team organized workshops for the children as their parents ‘shopped’, and over 150 volunteers from the Jack & Jill Metropolitan Cluster showed up to provide support.
Our sincerest thanks to Jack & Jill Inc. and the Jack & Jill Metropolitan Cluster for co-organizing and a special thank you to our photographer Ilitch Peters and BSE Global, Delivering Good and United Legwear & Apparel Co., Scott Colosimo, the Delta Alpha Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc, and the Kappa Beta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc for volunteering your time to set-up the event and for donating additional linens, toiletries, clothes, jackets, hats, gloves, detergents, and more.
The collective efforts of these groups and individuals made the day a great success and touched the lives of many.
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 WGirls, FPWA, Madison International Realty, Alexis Clark, Da'Nashja Davis, Kijafa Fowler, Young Black & Brooklyn, PS139, Community Partners, Roller Rabbit, Timberlands, and DYCD we were able to distribute multiple personalized gifts to over 180 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 Justin Aharoni for the photographs and all of the volunteers who spent hours wrapping presents, decorating the facility, preparing for the event and working one-on-one with our participants.
Happy Holidays to all!
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.