"New York City recognized the need to care for orphans as early as 1653, but the government never did enough for the needy. Fortunately, there were always some citizens who gave their money and time to help, and by 1900, there were dozens of new institutions—settlement houses, charity organizations, and religious groups—who tried to fill the gaps.
The Children’s Village was founded in 1851, and today our mission remains very much the same as it was at our founding: We work in partnership with families to help society’s most vulnerable children so that they become educationally proficient, economically productive, and social responsible members of their communities.
In working with children, we believe that there are four keys to success: education, work, lifelong relationships, and social responsibility. To that end, we are passionate about education and have high expectations for our students. We help youth develop the attitudes and skills needed to enter the workforce successfully and assist many of them in beginning career-oriented employment. We assist our children and teens in developing and nurturing life-long relationships with family, friends, and mentors. Finally, we emphasize social responsibility and provide opportunities for young people to give back."
Please browse their website - childrensvillage-org to learn more about this amazing facility and find out ways you can get involved. An investment in our youth is an investment in our future.