The mission of the YWCA of the City of New York’s Elementary After School Programs is to empower the community by giving children the necessary tools to succeed in all facets of life. These free programs offer a mix of academic support, sports, recreational activities and cultural experiences for students in kindergarten through fifth grade at six New York City public schools in Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay and Brownsville. In order to meet the needs of working parents, the programs are open every day after school from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and during summer vacations and school holidays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Through close collaboration with principals, faculty, parents, community partners and students, the YW provides fun, academically enriching and evidence-based programs that are responsive to community needs.
The YW Elementary School Programs’ success is primarily dependent upon the generous contributions from individual supporters. Please consider making a donation.
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The YWCA’s garden at PS 90 may have been destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, but it is well on its way to recovery – thanks to the generous support of many new partners! Read more…
May 16, 2013
“Invest in us, we’ll rise to the top! Give us a little, we’ll grow a lot!” was one of many chants heard outside of City Hall on March 28, 2013. The YWCA of the City of New York, alongside Campaign for Children and many others, rallied in protest of the Mayor’s preliminary budget for fiscal year 2014 — a budget that includes $130 million in cuts to afterschool and early childhood education programs. Read more…
March 29, 2013
Fourth and fifth grade YW after school students at P.S. 90 are learning principles of STEM through a classic school contest, the Pine Wood Derby! Read more…
February 27, 2013
The YWCA-UFT Charter School Extended Day program recently held it’s first monthly parent engagement workshop on January 23, 2013. The workshop, which was focused on Bully Prevention and the difference between fighting and bullying, featured presentations from school counselors Mr. Paul Lowry and Ms. Teshaya Khudan, and YW staff member Mr. Shane Bryant. Read more…
February 12, 2013
This month, our friends at the award-winning ad agency Wieden + Kennedy stopped by PS 329 Surfside School to distribute much-needed school supplies to 180 students. The children were thrilled to receive special bags – designed just for them by the W+K’s talented design team and stuffed with all of the necessities: pens, paper, notebooks, and more. Read more…
February 11, 2013
This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the YW’s after school program at P.S. 90 partnered with buildOn, NYC Service, and the Office of the Mayor to celebrate the historical achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Read more…
January 22, 2013