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For all children success in school is central to success in life.  For families in under-resourced communities finding a path to success can be daunting.  That’s where our Children’s Academic Enrichment programs come in.

Our programs comprise a variety of summer, after-school and weekend offerings.  Each takes special care to work with individual students’ unique challenges.  A number of our programs have formal relationships with their local public schools.  In every case our programs work to address the specific educational and tutorial needs of the young people we serve, helping them to build a foundation for future achievement.

Children’s Academic Enrichment programs awarded funding for Summer 2018 or the 2018-19 school year include:



Brighter Futures Mentoring Program of Lifting Up Westchester, Grace Church, White Plains $15,000

Brighter Futures Mentoring Program of Lifting Up Westchester
Grace Church, White Plains

35 Orchard Street, White Plains, NY 10603

Phone:  914.949.3098
Email:  info@liftingupwestchester.org
Web: http://www.liftingupwestchester.org/

Director:  Ms. Eileen Torres
Clergy in Charge:  Judith Lee

Hours of Operation:  Monday through Thursday, 3:30  to 8:00 pm

The Brighter Futures Mentoring program at Lifting Up Westchester (formerly the Grace Church Community Center) is an after school educational enrichment and college preparation program for homeless and low-income children ages 5-18. Among this particularly vulnerable population, the efforts of caring staff and volunteers have paid off in the form of improved grades, decreasing truancy and drop-out rates, and increased likelihood of attending and completing college. Brighter Futures has been awarded a multi-year grant ($15,000 / year over three years).

Freedom School Summer Program, St. Ann's, Bronx $18,900

Freedom School Summer Program
St. Ann’s Church of Morrisania, Bronx

295 St. Ann’s Ave, Bronx, NY 10454

Phone: 718-585-5632
Email: wendycanas@msn.com

Coordinator: Ms. Wendy Canas
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Martha Overall

Hours of Operation: (Summer only) Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

St. Ann’s free six-week summer program is part of the national Freedom School network. The network’s mission is to promote civic participation among young children and their families and to foster a love of reading that leads to academic excellence. Episcopal Charities support helps St. Ann’s to pay the program’s young, dedicated student counselors. Counselors develop leadership skills at a week-long national training and put their knowledge to work over the summer, providing structure, encouragement, and personal attention to students within the context of a carefully developed curriculum. St. Ann’s is in the second year of a multi-year grant ($18,900 / year for three years).

GO Project, Grace Church, Manhattan $14,000

GO Project
Grace Church, Manhattan

50 Cooper Square, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003

Phone: 212-533-3744
Email: info@goprojectnyc.org
Web: www.goprojectnyc.org

Director: Gayle Villani
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Martha Korienek

Hours of Operation: GO Summer operates for five weeks during the summer from 8AM-6PM on Monday-Friday. GO School operates from October -April, for a total of 22 Saturdays from 9:30AM-12:30PM. GO Fundamentals runs from February-April, for a total of 10 Saturdays from 1:00PM-3:00PM during GO School. GO Families services are provided year round and on an as needed basis.

The GO Project shapes the futures of under-resourced New York City public school children by providing them critical academic, social and emotional support starting in the early elementary years. GO provides year-round educational and family support services to children struggling in school, serving 600 students (K-8) through weekend and summer intensive programing. Small classes taught by professional educators contribute to remarkable learning improvement over time. The GO Project is in the second year of a multi-year grant ($14,000 / year for 3 years).



Learning Center, St. Peter's, Port Chester $7,800

Learning Center
St. Peter’s Church, Port Chester

19 Smith Street, Port Chester, NY 10573

Phone: 917-449-1843
Email: st.peterafterschool@gmail.com

Director: Elizabeth Valdovinos
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Hilario Albert

Hours of Operation: Mon. – Fri., 3:00 – 6:00 pm

The Learning Center at St. Peter’s Church serves a constantly changing immigrant and low-income population in Port Chester. Elementary-age children from local schools enjoy academic assistance in small groups, along with enrichment activities in the arts and computer instruction.

Manhattan North IPC Summer Educational Project $7,400

Summer Educational Project
Manhattan North Interparish Council

Program Site: All Soul’s Episcopal Church, 88 St. Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10026

Phone:  646-796-5065
Email: rwillia16@schools.nyc.gov

Director:  Ms. Rosetta Williams
Chairperson:  Diane B. Pollard

Hours of Operation:  Six weeks in July and August, 9.00-3.30 pm Monday-Friday

The Summer Educational Project is a collaborative effort of the Episcopal parishes of upper Manhattan. In operation for over twenty years, the camp provides an academically enriched summer program for children ages 5 to 15. Activities focus on improving skills in language arts, reading and writing, math, technology, and public speaking; lessons are complemented by educational field trips to local institutions.

San Andres' After School Program, Yonkers $15,400

San Andres’ After School Program
Iglesia San Andres, Yonkers

22 Post Street, Yonkers, NY 10705

Phone:  914-963-9523
Email: sanandresafterschool@gmail.com

Director:  Myriam Choate
Clergy in Charge:  The Rev. Alejandra Trillos
Hours of Operation:  Mon. – Fri., 3:00 – 6:00 pm

In Southwest Yonkers, San Andres’ after school program serves a predominantly low-income and Hispanic/Latino population. More than thirty children attend this year-long program for one-on-one homework help, literacy and math tutoring (including support for English language learners), and a variety of arts and science enrichment activities. Strong community partnerships enable San Andres to provide crucial support to families as well, including classes in English as a Second Language (ESL) and parent advocacy meetings.

St. Andrew's After School Program, Bronx $4,275

St. Andrew’s After School Program
St. Andrew’s Church, Bronx

781 Castle Hill Avenue, Bronx, NY 10473

Phone: 718-863-2244
Email: averdejo511@gmail.com

Director: Mr. Antonio Verdejo
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Dr. Yesupathaam Duraikannu

Hours of Operation: Mondays-Fridays, 2:30-6:30pm

Begun in 1977, St. Andrew’s After School program is an exciting and enriching extension of in-school learning, serving up to sixty children ages 4 to 12. Academic tutoring and homework help is complemented by a rich variety of activities including arts and crafts, dance and movement, computer and technology education, cooking, and games.

St. Ann's After School Program, Bronx $19,400

St. Ann’s After School Program
St. Ann’s Church, Bronx

295 St. Ann’s Ave, Bronx, NY 10454

Phone: 718-585-5632
Email: wendycanas@msn.com

Coordinator: Ms. Wendy Canas
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Martha Overall

Hours of Operation: Every School Day, 2:30pm-6:00pm

Serving the families of the nation’s poorest congressional district for over thirty years, St. Ann’s after school program nurtures a life-sustaining community for 100 children throughout the school year. The program provides a nutritious snack and a hot supper to every child, followed by a balanced schedule of academic support and recreational activities in small, supportive groups. St. Ann’s is in the second year of a multi-year grant ($19,400 / year for three years).

St. Edmund's After School Program, Bronx $4,900

St. Edmund’s After School Program
St. Edmund’s Church, Bronx

1905 Morris Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453

Phone: 718-299-7567
Email: stedmund@optimum.net

Program Director: Ms. Elaine Bedminster
Clergy-in-Charge: The Rev. Benjamin Nnaji
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 2:30 pm- 6:00 pm

St. Edmund’s After School Program provides supervised care, homework help, and a variety of enrichment activities for 40 children in one of the poorest parts of New York City. Children receive a nutritious daily meal and attention from experienced, dedicated staff in a safe, positive environment.

St. Margaret's After School Program, Bronx $4,900

St. Margaret’s After School Program
St. Margaret’s Church, Bronx

940 E. 156th St., Bronx, NY 10455

Phone: 718-589-4430
Email: smecbx@verizon.net

Director: Mrs. Patricia L. Bryant
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Theodora Brooks

Hours of Operation: Mondays-Fridays, 2:30 – 6:00 pm–including school half days

Located in an underserved, low-income neighborhood, St. Margaret’s after school program is a safe and healthy landing place for children at the end of the school day. Academic support and enrichment activities, along with a healthy snack, are provided to up to fifty students daily, and a variety of family support services, including an exercise class, are offered to parents.

All listed programs are funded through a Youth Opportunity grant.

All Our Children

All Our Children is a joint project of the Diocese of New York, Episcopal Charities, and Trinity Wall Street. Now a national program, the goal of All Our Children is to encourage parishes to create partnerships with their local public schools– and build bridges to their community– to strengthen public schools by educating the whole child. Trinity provides funds to allow Episcopal Charities to grant $5,000 per year to congregations within the Diocese of New York to initiate a partnership with a local public school.  The All Our Children network also gathers regularly to share ideas and grow together.