For over two centuries, the Mission Society of New York City has worked to end multigenerational poverty by unlocking the potential of the City’s most underserved families. We weave together academic enrichment, career readiness, and college access programs to create transformative educational experiences for low-income communities throughout New York. Since our founding in 1812, we have provided life-changing opportunities to over 6.5 million New Yorkers.
Today, Mission partners with five K-8 and seven transfer high schools located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Our K-8 Power Academy programs provide after school and summer enrichment activities focused on literacy, STEAM education, leadership development, and physical fitness. Missions’ Learning to Work programs offer over-age and under-credited high school students with academic persistence, career exposure, and college access services. Together, these programs inspire over 5,400 students and families each year to both imagine and realize better futures.