Give Chances

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Faith-Based


235 Pegasus AveNorthvale, NJ 07647 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The core mission of our organization is to share love and give chances to poor children in our neighborhood. Chances to pursue success and dream a bigger future! We believe that everyone’s dream and passion deserves a chance and that it holds limitless potential to change lives. We wish to help and empower all individuals to discover their potential and to pursue their dreams.


  • Purposes:
  • To provide learning opportunity to children of the low-income household
  • To reduce learning gap between children of different socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Target group: The children and teenagers of low-income immigrant families
  • Types of instruction: Individual tutoring, Small group class, Team projects
  • Learning Programs: SMART square activities (Science, Math, Art, Reading/Writing, Technology)
  • Class schedule:
  • September - December
  • 5 days/week (M-F), 3:50-6pm (2hrs/day)
  • Locations:
    • Palisade Park Learning Center (500 Broad Ave, Palisades Park, NJ 07650)
    • Parsippany Learning Center (356 Change bridge Rd, Pine Brook, NJ 07058)
    • Bayside Learning Center (5806 Springfield Blvd, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364)
    • Online Learning Center (Zoom Meeting Room)
      - We need two students who reside in Arizona. If you can volunteer after 7pm, please let us know.

We will do our best to make this community better place to live for all children and future generations by providing a quality educational opportunity.
*High school students and adult volunteers are welcome to join us!


Would you recommend Give Chances?
7 reviews Write a review
by Sena J. (June 18, 2019)
give chances is an NPO which gives chances to young students as its name suggests. What give chances also does is give chances to volunteers. They give us an opportunity to learn and experience the idea of helping one another.
by 이지안 G. (June 18, 2019)
This volunteer program is really nice and helps students who are struggling to become the better version of themselves and encourages them to try their best and also helps volunteers feel like they are making a difference, which I think is very important.
by Tim C. (June 11, 2019)
Working with Give Chances' leading teachers and children was a wonderful teaching and learning experience for me, since I wanted to support those people who cannot easily access to educational privilege and opportunity due to their financial difficulties. For the Joyful After-School Learning Program, I was able to help children's homework, support the reading and math enrichment program, play chess with them, and lead them to spell challenging words from their readings. Through this experience, I was able to perceive that every staffs, volunteers and leading teachers are working hard focusing on their mission statement in order to provide better educational environment to each children. And, this allowed me to acquire leadership skills and to better understand the society and children. Therefore, I strongly recommend this volunteer experience.
by Erica M. (August 23, 2018)
This volunteer opportunity is very convenient for my busy schedule. Give Chances is very cooperative with volunteers' schedules. The center is very welcoming, and I became very close with the students as well as other volunteers within the first week. Give Chances also lets the tutor and student have a personal one-to-one connection by letting the tutor lead the child the way that they think is best with guidelines. I believe this experience hightened my leadership skills while having a lot of fun myself. I would highly recommend this volunteer experience to anyone.
by Jiwon L. (August 23, 2018)
I’ve been working with Give Chances for almost a year now. During school and summer I try to come more than once a week and I’ve enjoyed tutoring the children. I’ve had a chance to learn together with the kids and have fun as well in group activities, game days and trips. I look forward to the upcoming years, working with Give Chances as the previous year has been a good experience.
by Kuk Hyun C. (June 22, 2018)
I worked in Give Chances for more than two years, and volunteering for the kids with the teachers is always a great experience. The kids are always optimistic and kind, the the environment is great to work with everyone. The most important thing is to teach the kids and Give Chances is great at doing just that. I would definitely recommend the program to anybody else.
by Michael P. (June 19, 2018)
I've volunteered with Give Chances whenever I've been back from school. The kids are lovely and the head teachers and supervisors are extremely nice, caring, and dedicated to their purpose. I've enjoyed my time with them and always came away from the experience feeling like I got to make a genuine connection with the kids I taught, and have a positive impact on their lives. I would absolutely recommend volunteering here to anyone else.

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