Rising Ground in partnership with Phipps Neighborhoods and the New York City Department of Youth & Community Development will hold a back-to-school giveaway of bookbags, school supplies, duffle bags, resources, and refreshments for children. Additionally, numerous nonprofit representatives will be site to provide services and support for the local Soundview community. Backpacks and supplied generously donated by Junior League of New York.
The event will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. at The Soundview Family Resource Center & Phipps Cornerstone at 1680 Seward Avenue, Bronx, NY 10473.
The event will be attended by representatives of Rising Ground, Phipps Neighborhoods, NYC Department of Youth & Community Development, ParentChild+, Build-On, Fatherhood Initiative, Catholic Charities, parent leaders, and more.
Rising Ground makes every effort to help provide children, adults, and families the resources to succeed. Programs like ParentChild+ help to empower parents of kids by delivering resources like books and educational toys to the homes of low-income parents. Graduates of ParentChild+ enter kindergarten with skills an average of 10 months above their age, are 50% better prepared for elementary school than low-income children who do not attend the program, are less likely to need special education or remedial services, less likely to repeat a grade, more likely to graduate from high school, and have a higher lifelong income of $600,000 to $1 million more than their peers who did not participate in the program. Combined with other services and supports, children have a greater chance to thrive and succeed.
About Rising Ground
Rising Ground, which changed its name in 2018 from Leake & Watts, is a leading nonprofit human services organization, currently operating more than 50 programs at sites across all New York City boroughs and Westchester County, and employing a workforce of nearly 1,600 people. Daily, it provides children, adults, and families with the resources and skills needed to rise above adversity and positively direct their lives. Rising Ground won the prestigious New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Award in 2014. Founded as an orphanage in 1831, Rising Ground has been at the forefront of supporting evolving community needs and has become a leader in utilizing result-driven, evidence-based practices. Today, the organization’s work is a positive force in the lives of more than 25,000 children, adults, and family members. For more information, please visit here.
About Phipps Neighborhoods
At Phipps Neighborhoods, we create safe, inclusive spaces where community members access education, career, and economic opportunities to succeed at school and work, raise healthy families and build thriving communities.
Our two-generation approach offers a continuum of integrated services that wrap around the whole family to create a legacy of economic stability, opportunities for upward mobility, and educational success that passes from one generation to the next. Phipps Neighborhood supports a broad spectrum of vital services addressing intersecting needs through its founding partnership with Phipps Houses, the oldest and largest affordable housing provider in New York City. For more information, please visit here.