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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.
  • Gloria's Story

    12-year-old Gloria was struggling academically, and was anxious about going to school because she was being bullied. Now that she is in a safe, supportive environment and receiving the services she needs to learn, Gloria is much happier and making progress in school!

  • Zio's Story

    When Zio, who is classified as autistic, came to AFC, he was 12 years old and had attended four different schools in six years, none of which had provided him with an appropriate education.

  • Delayney's Story

    AFC found Delayney a new school placement for 8th and 9th grades, one that could provide both specialized academic instruction and a small, nurturing environment to support her socially and emotionally.

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