Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

New York Cares Day for Schools

New York Cares Day for Schools day of service in schools

On New York Cares Day for Schools 2017, set for October 21st, nearly 4,000 New Yorkers will work in more than 50 schools to paint classrooms, restore playground areas, and demonstrate that an entire city is committed to its students. Volunteer and fundraising team registration will open in August, so please check back then, when we kick off our campaign to fund our high-impact, year-round education programs that serve 30,000 NYC kids and teens.

You can make a difference

A good education is key to setting NYC students up for success, but the statistics show that there's much more work to be done.

Only 34% of NYC fourth graders are proficient in both math and reading.Over 23,000 NYC students drop out of high school every year.

What Your Support Means

New York Cares has strong relationships with hundreds of public schools and deploys trained volunteers who change the lives of thousands of children each year.

Through the power of our volunteers, we are able to engage kids, their parents, community members, neighborhood organizations, and more - all the elements required to move the needle forward on educational outcomes for NYC students. Highlights from the past year include:

New York Cares developed and ran 9,640 education projects last year.In 2015, New York Cares' education programs served 63,893 people.

Demand for all of our education programs remains high, however, and your financial support and volunteer energy on New York Cares Day for Schools allows us to expand these services and reach more young people.