To embrace children of incarcerated parents & empower them to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system.


In 2009, Sharon Content founded Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) after growing increasingly concerned about the lack of support offered to young people who experience parental incarceration.  

CPNYC is the first and only after-school program and summer day camp specifically designed to meet the needs, interests and concerns of children left behind by a parent serving time in prison. Since its inception, we have provided services to over 1,500 children and their families. The agency has developed broad collaborative relationships and community partnerships, raised over $5M dollars in government and philanthropic funding and established it's own innovative and holistic model to support children of incarcerated parents in leading healthy and productive lives.



Do Gooder Award | Sharon Content
Brooklyn Foundation, 2010

Agency of the Year | Children of Promise, NYC
New Jersey Nets, 2010

Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things | Sharon Content
New Jersey Nets, 2010

Liberty Medal Award | Sharon Content
New York Post, 2012

PACEsetter Award | Anna Morgan-Mullane
The Partnership for After School Education, 2013

Hidden Hero Award | Sharon Content
Andrew Goodman Foundation, 2013

Brooklyn's Women of Distinction Award | Sharon Content
Courier's Life Brooklyn Daily, 2015

48in48 Award | Children of Promise, NYC
The Awesome Foundation, 2016

Spark Prize Finalist | Children of Promise, NYC
Brooklyn Community Foundation, 2016

CSR Responsible 100 | Sharon Content
City & State New York, 2016

SmartCEO Brava Awards | Sharon Content
Smart CEO, 2017

Women In Human Services Hall of Fame | Sharon Content
Strong Nonprofits for a Better NY2010