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

Because of the heat advisory for this weekend issued by NYC Emergency Management and the Health Department, select programming that may pose a risk to our volunteers and clients has been cancelled. Projects with partners who provide critical services will take place, but we encourage our volunteers to follow safety tips including drinking plenty of water and staying inside/out of the sun when possible. Please check your email for information on the status of specific projects. Thank you!

Sports Adventures at PS 188 M


Sports Adventures at PS 188 M

Enjoy a sports-filled morning with elementary school students. The program features sports such as tennis, basketball and soccer and popular activities like Steal the Bacon. Afterwards, join the kids for lunch in the cafeteria.



Located on the Lower East Side, PS/MS 188 serves students in Pre-K to 8th grade. Many of its 415 students come from families living in poverty. Employing a “full-service community school model,” PS/MS 188 collaborates with local health centers, music schools, colleges, and other organizations. Designated as a “high needs” school in October 2007, PS/MS 188 has succeeded in increasing academic achievement and has developed technology and arts programs. 89.6% of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.