Children of Promise


Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a community based, non-profit organization, in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed Stuy) Brooklyn, whose mission is to embrace the children of incarcerated parents and empower them to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system.

CPNYC offers an innovative and unique after-school program and summer day camp, the only one of its kind in New York City, specifically designed to meet the needs, interests and concerns of children left behind by parents serving time in prison.


CPNYC understands that the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system can be broken if social, economic and educational inequities are addressed. Our work begins with the de-stigmatization of parental incarceration, creating an environment that is tailored specifically to the needs of our children.


CPNYC offers children of prisoners the opportunity to explore new educational opportunities, express themselves creatively and emotionally, build meaningful relationships and gain new experiences. Children are empowered to speak openly about their family histories and their feelings of angry, sorrow and frustration. CPNYC programs help children to feel safe, nurtured and accepted in a strength-based environment that fosters positive development and successful outcomes. At CPNYC, we recognize that the strength and resilience of our young people is best measured through their growing belief in the possibilities of their own promise.

Here’s their Contact Information

Children of Promise, NYC
600 Lafayette Ave, 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11216

telephone: (718) 483-9290

fax: (718) 483-9287

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