Who We Serve

There is an overwhelming number of metro NYC area students who face challenges in accessing out-of-school enrichment and academic support. HNYC serves students from communities most affected by systemic inequities in order to effectively address the learning and opportunity gaps seen there. HNYC program sites engage students at no cost throughout their primary and secondary school years, where they learn how to transform their lives. 

We provide our core six-week summer learning programs and additional year-round support to under-served metro NYC students who:

  • qualify for participation in the Federal Free and Reduced Price Lunch program,
  • would benefit from intensive academic support, and
  • can commit to meaningful participation and engagement over a six week period each summer, for multiple summers.