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Phone: (718) 450-3466
3485 3rd Avenue
New York 10456

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Target demographics: At-risk, inner-city youth in the Bronx and surrounding boroughs, ages 2-19.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1500

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help tutor the 50+ children that come for tutoring each Saturday.Take pictures of concerts and special events to capture the joy and excitement of youth in Renaissance programs.

Geographic areas served: New York City

Programs: Music On Wheels - this program provides music classes to over 20 public schools in NYC, instructing more than 1200 kids each school year.
Music With A Message - our youth band that travels around New York City and beyond during the summer, playing live concerts and spreading positive messages. They've performed in several states, parks like Six Flags and Hershey Park, and in Yankee Stadium with Roger Waters.
Basketball - our basketball program teaches discipline and work ethic to all ages. There are two travel teams for teens, and personal development is valued above pure athletic performance.
Academic Tutoring - we provide SAT/ACT tutoring each school year, and have summer tutoring to keep students sharp while they're out of school.
Teens Live to Tape - we're launching a TV show for teens, by teens. The show, currently in production, features an in-house band, interviews with experts from all walks of life, and other fun and educational segments.

To maximize the potential of at-risk, inner-city youth to become law-abiding citizens with something positive to offer society.
Renaissance serves over 1,200 youths every single week, offering programs in 12 public schools, 8 community-based organizations, three satellite after-school sites, and our 10,000 square feet center on Third Avenue. Our programs work with students holistically, teaching them skills in the arts or athletics, and delivering social development and academic enrichment through mentoring, tutoring, and SAT prep.

Since 2012, Renaissance and its programs have been honored by the Bronx Borough President, the New York Police Department, and the New York Yankees, and have appeared in the Huffington Post, Bronx 12 News, and a national commercial by Citgo.

Program participants that spend at least four years with Renaissance have a 100% high school graduation rate, and 97% of them go on to attend college.

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We have had a connection with this group for several years, I cannot speak highly enough about the young people involved and the staff are superb and extremely dedicated. The Center makes a difference to a large number of young people in the South Bronx. The Best... more »
I have been volunteering with Renaissance Youth Center for the past 12 years. I have loved every minute of it! Being part of this organization is a true blessing. The Center offers youth from the South Bronx a place to learn, become a responsible citizen and feel welcome at a safe haven in a ... more »
My son attended the program years ago, wonderful opportunity have not found a program since I wish I was still living in NY so that my children could attend it it's such a positive program my little brother and my niece also went to the school... more »
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