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Who Receives the Donation?
For each new LIKE on our page, New York Needs You will receive one more dollar!
NYNY is the only non-profit organization in NYC that targets first-generation college students.
Donor funds go to business and leadership training for this traditionally undersupported group.
Why First-Generation College Students?:
First-generation college students earn 10% less after graduation than their peers. First-generation college students drop out at 5 times the rate of their peer group. "We chose first-generation college students because that best reflects the American dream. These are kids who are paving the way for their family." - Robert Reffkin, Founder and President
New York Needs You aims for 90% of their fellows to graduate from college and work in their desired field, and for 100% to go on to projects that positively impact their neighborhoods.
Almost all of New York Needs You Fellows are classified as low-income - help break the cycle of poverty for these individuals.
LINKS: The Lottery
In a country where 58 percent of African American 4th graders are functionally illiterate, The Lottery uncovers the failures of the traditional public school system and reveals that hundreds of thousands of parents attempt to flee the system every year. The Lottery follows four of these families from Harlem and the Bronx who have entered their children in a charter school lottery. Out of thousands of hopefuls, only a small minority will win the chance of a better future.Directed by Madeleine Sackler and shot by award-winning cinematographer Wolfgang Held (Brüno, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Children Underground), The Lottery uncovers a ferocious debate surrounding the education reform movement. Interviews with politicians and educators explain not only the crisis in public education, but also why it is fixable. A call to action to avert a catastrophe in the education of American children, The Lottery makes the case that any child can succeed.