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.
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.
Congratulations to Children of Promise, NYC participant, Legasii Fox, who has been selected to serve on the Kidbox Kids Board of Directors. As a social good company, Kidbox delivers one item of clothing to a child in need for every full box of clothing ordered on their website. While speaking with CBS NY, Legasii shares the impact that CPNYC has on his life as well as his future goals in serving on the Kidbox Kids Board of Directors.
The Financial Times offers a Special Report on Armani Adams-Smith, resident of Brooklyn and long time participant of Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC). Sensitive and determined, Armani has made her "real friends" at CPNYC—a place where she can navigate adolescence with support, prepared to flourish and thrive.
This April, NBA star Sean Kilpatrick joined Starbucks employees, Sharon Content and additional volunteers in beautifying the Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) headquarters. Between an afternoon of painting, gardening and spring cleaning, the Brooklyn Nets player met with CPNYC participants and encouraged them to "keep following your dreams."
- BlackMattersUS: "Brooklyn Nets Player Helps Kids of Incarcerated Parents"
- News 12 BK: "NBA Star Helps Kids of Incarcerated Parents"
Salon, an American news and opinion website, visits Children of Promise, NYC to speak with President, Sharon Content, and Vice President of Mental Health Services, Anna Morgan-Mullane, to discuss the current reality of the school-to-prison pipeline and the ways in which the organization provides tools of empowerment.