Children at our Harlem Early Childhood Education center played the role of young diplomats as they welcomed the First Lady of the City to their learning center, and showed her the special role early education plays in their lives.
Thanks to more than 70 volunteers from companies like MacQuarie and Morgan Stanley, and organizations like New York Cares and Santa’s Helpers, the holidays came to life for children in the low-income communities we serve. Take a look at the fun we had with our new friends.
Each year non-profits face increasing pressure to demonstrate impact with measurable results. Proving that we’re making a difference is challenging in some programs where client transformations may take years, or where impact is more anecdotal than scientific. This isn’t the case for our Early Childhood Education programs, where year after year students improve dramatically according [...]
The end of the year is still a time for new beginnings at ESS/Safe Space where we just celebrated the grand reopening of our newly expanded Jamaica Community Youth Center. With just enough time to emerge from the Thanksgiving lull, we joined a group of 50 elected officials, community partners, business leaders, and board members [...]
Happy (Almost) Holidays from ESS & Safe Space! This season we’re hoping you’ll share your joy with the children in our programs by participating in our annual Winter Wonders Gift Drive. Your contributions make it possible for 3,000 children in our foster care and very low income communities to feel loved and joyful during this time of giving and sharing with family.
At the ESS/Safe Space ARCHES program graduation, teens left no question in the community’s mind about the validity of rehabilitation. Teens graduating from the program had voluntarily committed themselves to the 6-month program which pairs youth on probation with community mentors and opens doors to education, development, and employment.
ESS welcomes the staff and clients of Safe Space NYC to our team as we merge to form one organization. The merger allows us to extend our continuum of care to Queens, where Safe Space has offered critical support to families for decades, and to touch an additional 15,000 lives each year through expanded program [...]
Our mission is to strengthen the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, youth, and families across the New York metro area. Through innovation and partnership, we identify our community’s greatest opportunities for growth and enable individuals to pursue happiness and future success. Since 1831, ESS has maintained an unwavering commitment to positively impacting the [...]
In 2013 we transformed your support into success for as many as 20,000 New Yorkers. Their stories inspire us to continue growing and innovating as we work to reverse poverty in the communities we serve. We’re proud to share some of these success stories with you in our 2013 Annual Report, Windows of Opportunity: