Why help us?
Because our children are amazing. Look at them!
And what they need now is opportunity. The kind of high quality opportunities that so many of our children take for granted, but that the Time In children would never have without your help.
The public school classes we serve are composed almost exclusively of children of color – African-American and Latino – from families living below the poverty line. Single parent families predominate. Kids born in jail. Living in homeless and domestic violence shelters. Murder. Incarceration. Words that our 5 year olds know well.
Morrisania, the community with which we work in the South Bronx, is in the poorest congressional district in the United States. Over 50% of Morrisania’s population lives in subsidized housing. Our new school in East Harlem was the subject of an article in the NY Times this past Spring. The school received a D grade on its annual report two years ago and almost every child in the school’s dwindling population has an IEP. But in the two years Time In has been working with them, they’ve become an A school! As our teachers point out, kids may not seem to do well in the school building, but at Time In, they excel. At Time In, they are 100% engaged all the time. Every child is intellectually, emotionally and artistically involved and thriving. Issues? Who would know? Our children are working, working, working and proud!
Time In serves every child on the participating grade levels in our partner schools regardless of emotional, physical or learning disabilities. Time In is an entirely democratic program and there is no pre-selection of “gifted” students. Give generously. All of our kids need you.
The Time In Children’s Arts Initiative is a NYS charitable corporation organized in accordance with Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3).
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in
partnership with the City Council. All contributions to Time In are are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.