Support the NYFC team & the vital work we do for New York City youth! New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) – along with the rest of the city – was hit hard when COVID struck in March 2020. Youth in foster care – who are vulnerable at the best of times – were hit harder…

Read More

Dear NYFC Community, This page is intended to be a resource hub for YOU! Whether you’re a young person, adult, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color), white, new to social justice issues, or have been involved for years and simply looking to learn more, we hope there are valuable ideas and resources here for you.This…

Read More

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States on June 19, 1865. It’s a day to recognize the end of slavery and celebrate the amazing achievements of Black and African Americans across the country throughout history. This day has always held great…

Read More

2020 marks the 50th annual Pride month and celebration in New York City. As our city and the LGBTQIA+ community reach this incredible milestone, we at NYFC are taking a moment to reflect on the immeasurable contributions this community continues to make every day, all in the face of historic and continued prejudice, violence, and discrimination.…

Read More

Along with millions of other Americans, New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) is deeply saddened and angered by the murder of George Floyd and so many other Black people who have been criminalized and treated inhumanely just for being Black. As an organization focused on advancing opportunity for youth in foster care, NYFC witnesses daily the…

Read More

Meet Valery Belen Saavedra Lozada, who at four years old stole the hearts of the people of New York City when she was found in 2005 wandering the streets of Queens at 1am alone, barefoot, and crying. She was immediately taken into the custody of Little Flower, a contracted foster care agency with New York City’s Administration…

Read More

June 26, 2019 New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) is launching a new merit-based scholarship containing a Financial Literacy Coaching component, which will begin accepting applications in Fall 2019. NYFC’s Financial Empowerment Fund will distribute $100,000 over a four-year period to help alleviate student loan debt for a handful of deserving NYFC scholars, who are either…

Read More

Wrap to Rap 2018 was a huge success! 200 people came together – including older youth in foster care, First Republic Bank employees, and NYFC staff, Board members, and friends – to wrap over 500 presents for younger youth in care.   Read all about it: click here! 

Read More