Many factors go into the educational success of children and families. According to Ascend at the Aspen Institute, a parent’s level of educational attainment can be a strong predictor of a child’s success. For example, a study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family found that Mexican-born immigrant mothers of children in kindergarten through third grade who were simultaneously furthering their own education showed more involvement in their children’s education.
By focusing our support on the whole family, we believe Educational Success will become a core family value, caregivers will be motivated learners, and children will be ready to succeed in school. From early childhood enrichment and family literacy to career advancement and job training, our grantmaking programs help families thrive regardless of their stage of life.
We invite you to review our 2018 Educational Success Grantees.
We are proud to partner with nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to improving the educational success of the families in the communities we call home.
Educational Alliance (2016 Grantee)
Educational Alliance is a community-based organization offering education, social services, arts and recreational programs to 50,000 people each year in New York City. The Manny Cantor Center (MCC), the Alliance’s community center, offers early childhood education, a Two-Generation program, a teen center, adult services and health and wellness programs.
Through their grant, the MCC piloted two Family Arts programs, helping families use art as a tool for child and family development. These programs integrate early education and workforce development, as well as family literacy workshops, English courses, financial training, mental health services and peer socialization.