Our Impact

Problem

Cycles of generational poverty are hurting inner-city communities across the US. Children face great obstacles to growing as happy and whole people.

Model

Young people enter New City Kids and become musicians, teachers, sailors, and leaders. Our programs offer life-changing experiences, working hand-in-hand as engines of holistic change in the lives of young people.

Impact

Through highly structured and relationship-driven programs. Youth are breaking cycles of poverty in their communities. Read about the amazing successes below.


The Problem

Poverty is the single greatest threat to a child’s well-being. 44% of children that live in the US live in low-income families.

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9% of adults from families in the lowest income quartile graduate college by 24.

Parents’ educational achievement at a child’s birth is a key factor in childhood poverty persistence.

80% of Hispanic and Black 29-year-olds do not have a college degree.

The Model

There are 5 After School Centers where

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Local High School Students are employed

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To teach 1st – 8th grade students

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The Impact

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100% of New City Kids seniors graduate high school and matriculate into college.

Youth attending New City Kids graduate college 10x more than the national average for low-income students.

90% of alumni are in college or on track to graduate.