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Hey Educators!

Children for Children wants your school and students to Grow Involved!

  • CFC sponsors a special “Grow Involved” on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Event and National Youth Service Day Event, among other special events that teach youth and families the merits of volunteering and connecting to communities. Check the CFC calendar to learn more about these and other scheduled events for your students. You can bring them as a group or host a project at your school!  During the school year, six- to 13-year-olds work together hands on in different NYC neighborhoods to improve schools or help the community: Children’s Action Board (CAB) projects take place once or twice monthly, typically on Friday afternoons and Saturdays, during the school year.  Educators are encouraged to contact us about bringing groups to Children’s Action Board events, or hosting a project. Check out the CAB Schedule.
  • Go to Kids for Community for service learning resources and to find hundreds of opportunities for your students to make a difference in New York City.  Easily link it to your school website as a resource for educators, students and parents alike.
  • Grow Involved Kit - Children for Children is pleased to offer for selected schools (without charge) our Grow Involved Kit. The kit helps teachers and service learning coordinators plan a specific student-led, classroom-based youth service project on or near Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, commemorating his passion for service. Each Grow Involved Kit includes a lesson plan and materials to execute the project. The Grow Involved Kits integrate service learning into your existing curriculum and encourage your students to Grow Involved in their communities. Call us for more information.
  • Project Cicero – Your school can serve as a Project Cicero Collection School and/or you and your school families can volunteer during the first week in March. If you work in a qualifying school, you can be invited to attend the Project Cicero book distribution and select the books you want for your classroom library. Project Cicero, the annual citywide drive co-founded by CFC with The New York Society Library and other NYC partners, collected and distributed more than 200,000 new and gently used books in 2004. Learn more about Project Cicero. Find out how your school can contribute to this book drive or get invited to receive books for classroom libraries.
  • Is your school struggling to serve an under-resourced community without much-needed supplies, or do you know of a school that is? Learn more about Programs and Resources available to schools, including CFC’s Annual Fund and Teacher’s Aid Program grants.
  • Submit an Interest Form to let us know how CFC can help bring critical resources to your school or tell us how you want to help your students Grow Involved!
  • Encourage your students to participate in the NEW Grow Involved Club!  Each time a student shares with another and helps your community or school or brings a friend to a CFC event, he/she can earn Grow Involved Club points and get recognition for reaching the next milestone. Help your class sign-up and begin making a difference today.


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The Reverend Charles Eastman, founder of the Mount Pleasant Christian Academy, Upper West Side of Manhattan and Harlem