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Protecting every child’s right to learn

Advocates for Children of New York has a singular vision: an equitable and inclusive school system where all students receive the education they need to maximize their potential as adults.

We fight for families

For more than 50 years, we have fought beside NYC families from under-resourced communities through a unique combination of services, all focused on protecting education rights and eliminating barriers to success so all students can thrive.
  • Ryan's Story

    “I have seen extraordinary changes in my son. You have changed our lives."

  • Geoff's Story

    Working in tandem, AFC’s attorney and Geoff’s court-appointed attorney convinced the Court not to give Geoff jail time, but to enroll him in the residential program and give him the chance to have a future and to pursue his dreams.  

  • Briana's Story

    "I wanted to let you know that Briana is doing so well!! Her reading has improved and the support she is given on a daily basis definitely has improved her confidence. I will forever be so grateful for all your help in finding her the right fit."

    Briana headed to school

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Save Essential Programs from City Budget Cuts!

Email Mayor Adams, your City Council Member, and other City leaders and tell them that the Fiscal Year 2025 budget must save education programs that are providing critical support to New York City students and families.