Partnership with Children works to strengthen the emotional, social, and cognitive skills of vulnerable children in New York City to help them succeed in school, society, and life.
Originally called Big Sisters, our organization was established to provide support and mentorship for girls referred by the family court system. In the early 1990s, we made the strategic decision to place full-time social workers into schools in the city’s most underserved communities. Today, Partnership with Children works in 29 public schools across all five boroughs in New York City. We provide trauma-informed counseling, family and community outreach, and training for school staff to build the capacity of schools, so that students living in poverty can learn and thrive.