In high-poverty communities throughout NYC, many students don’t have access to the quality education they need to reach a bright future. Elementary school is the first, crucial step on the path to college and career success. 472 out of 604 public elementary schools in NYC serve a majority of students who live in poverty.

That’s #WhyCFK invests in public elementary schools. One school at a time, CFK partners with exceptional elementary school leaders to provide a targeted balance of leadership support, programs, and volunteers.

Through our support, our students are increasingly engaged in school, making strides in academic achievement, and developing 21st Century Skills such as creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking.