Description & History
CPNYC provides a unique integrated service model, year-round, to meet the distinctive needs of children with incarcerated parents. The organization currently provides comprehensive academic enrichment, mentoring and mental health services in an after-school and summer day camp setting. The agency is the only after-school program and summer day camp, in New York City, designed specifically to meet the needs, interests and concerns of children left behind by parental incarceration. CPNYC understands that the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system can be broken if social, economic and educational inequities are addressed. The work of the agency begins with the de-stigmatization of parental incarceration, creating an authentic and open environment that is tailored specifically to the needs of our children. The organization recognizes that the strength and resilience of our young people is best measured through their growing belief in the possibilities of their own promise.