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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.
  • Mia's Story

    Now that she is in an appropriate program that can meet her needs, Mia loves preschool, has made enormous progress, and is no longer getting in trouble.

  • Richard's Story

    Richard was struggling to finish his last few high school credits and remaining Regents exams to graduate. AFC successfully advocated for tutoring, assistive technology, and testing accommodations that helped Richard cross the finish line and earn his diploma!

    Richard on graduation day
  • Mishel's Story

    After Mishel was abruptly sent back to 6th grade, instead of receiving the academic supports she needed to thrive, AFC intervened and helped her persevere and finish middle school on time.

    Mishel in cap and gown

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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.