NEW LOCATION . Recently removed my child from this program. My child is in the 6 and 7 group and was being verbally attacked by the older kids in other groups. My daughters homework was never completed. I believe it was due to how under staffed they are. There's no security down stairs so any and everyone can enter this program. I Don't think it's safe.
On one occasion I seen another parent hitting on somebody's else's child. It's really "Ghetto" and the staff administration is as disgusting. I spoke with a lady named Monique took her about 15 minutes to respond to me. When turning around she responded with such attitude and gum spilling out of her mouth. I proceeded to express my frustration about my child's homework not being completed. She was not interested and pretty much brushed me off and continued yelling at her staff. I Don't recommend anybody to send their children to this dump.The program sounds good on paper but when you enter you see the program and staff who and what it really is.
I have been volunteering at Children of Promise every week since 2013. Growing up in a two-parent household, my time at CPNYC gave me the chance to empathize with so many different children's points of view. My time at Children of Promise has helped me to see that each child has a unique perspective on life. This experience has allowed me to be more humble and grateful for the things that I have in my own life. My volunteering at CPNYC has also taught me resilience. If I have gotten so much value out of my experience, I can only imagine how important CPNYC has been for the children themselves.
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The Brouet Family is blessed for the endless support we have found at Children of Promise. When my daughter was sent to prison, it became my responsibility to care for my four grandchildren. Children of Promise has helped me raise my grandchildren while I work full-time. Because of CPNYC, my children have someone to pick them up from school each day, an after-school program that they love, and mental health services to help them manage their anger and cope with their mother's incarceration. Trust me, taking care of my whole family's needs can be challenging, but the staff at CPNYC has always had our backs. I am proud to be a member of Children of Promise, NYC's parent advisory board, where I can help advocate for my community and give back to this agency that has been essential to my family's well-being.
I have seen and volunteered for many non-profits intended to help children but when I worked with Children of Promise, it was the first time I saw an organization that did not just scratch the surface. Children feel safe and comfortable at CPNYC, they receive attention they need but would not otherwise get anywhere else, and most importantly, the people on staff, especially Ms. Content, Ms. Newton and Ms. Morgan-Mullane, have worked so hard to develop very strong relationships not only with the children but also with their families. It's a tough program to run and the good days come with the bad, but CPNYC and its leadership have done a world of good for sticking around through all of it. I applaud them for their work and wish them all the best in the future.
My family is blessed for the support we have found at CPNYC. Miss Content is someone who has put our children ahead of her own. She is someone who cares about our children's future. She is someone we can call on, anytime of the day or night. Because of Children of Promise, NYC, my child has a mentor, an after-school program that helps him with his homework, mental health services from licensed clinicians, and a safe environment with fun trips for summer through the summer camp.
Review from Guidestar
I am writing as a father of 3 children who love Children of Promise, NYC and have called it their second home for the past 3 years. I've seen Ms. Content and the CPNYC staff work tirelessly to ensure every child has a smile on their face, a gift for Christmas, school supplies and backpacks in September, a turkey for Thanksgiving, costumes for Halloween, and endless support. Your community loves you!
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No one who gives their life for others do so without ridicule. I find it completely sickening that people would take the time to speak matter of factly about Ms. Content and her sister's "poor leadership." These individuals sound disgruntled and sour. Maybe they were let go and didn't like it. Maybe these individuals didn't like her character, maybe they saw a flaw (which we all have) and over reacted. Maybe their thoughts will be heard and Sharon and her executive team will be swapped out with a "better team." OR maybe you would randomly visit children of promise and see for yourself. Maybe you will volunteer... No one does anything great without kick back... Without mistakes... Without passion. You don't build an organization for children because you want to steal...you do it because of the mission. An entire board leaving isn't a message that the CEO is bad... The article stated they tried to replace Ms. Content with someone who was not from the community...we did not want a hostile take over. If the board felt that the leadership was dentramental to the kids...then it was their charge change it. Ms. Content, on behalf of the parents, kids and leadership in the community who you serve... Thank you! We support you!
A board doesn't just resign for no good reason. People should really think about what is happening here. Bed-Stuy needs real leadership and support - look what happened to Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. He was convicted of extortion and soliciting bribes by a federal jury and immediately tossed in jail.
This was proven! People of color need to research more, be realistic and see what's going on in front of them, to them, and educate themselves before jumping on the bandwagon of support.
The agency is needed in the community but under leadership that cares and supports the community. WAKE UP PEOPLE! Darkness is coming to light and it's up to you to put on your glasses and see it!!!!!!