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 Cares Day, nearly 4,000 volunteers worked in 69 schools and applied 4,000 gallons of paint, planted 12,000 bulbs, created 400 murals, and demonstrated that an entire city is committed to its students. We're still working toward our $125,000 goal to support our education programs and you can donate to one of our volunteer teams currently raising money or you can donate to Cares Day as a whole.

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.