New York Cares Day for Schools is an annual day of service devoted to engaging community members in the revitalization of New York City public schools. This October 21st, 2017, thousands of volunteers will work together to make 35 schools across the city brighter, cleaner, more inviting places to learn. We provide participating schools with teams of volunteers, supplies, and general support for the day.
Participating schools are selected based on a number of criteria including, but not limited to, the following:
Please note: due to limited capacity and past demand for this event, we invited only a select number of schools to participate this year in order to focus our efforts on need, current partners, and past New York Cares Day for Schools participants.
We still strive to capture the interest and needs of New York City schools, and we encourage you to visit our Nonprofits and Schools page to request future volunteer support or be put on our wait list to ensure we can reach out once programming becomes available.
For schools that have been invited to apply:
If you have any questions about your application, please contact Danielle Gilbert at Danielle.Gilbert@newyorkcares.org.