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AFC's 2016 Spring Benefit
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
6:00—9:30 pm
Three Sixty° in New York City

Success Story

Support Our Work

Support Our Work

Every child in New York City has a right to learn.  For over 40 years, AFC has protected that right for the children and youth most likely to fall through the cracks of our education system because of their poverty, race, disability, language barriers, homelessness, or involvement in the foster care or juvenile justice systems. 

Last year, AFC served over 24,000 students and their families, at a cost of only $166 per child, helping them get the educational support they need to succeed in school.  

Countless more benefitted from the reforms we advanced that made a real and lasting difference in the delivery of education in New York City’s public schools.  Our work is made possible because of the generosity of our supporters who help us protect the rights of New York City’s most vulnerable children to learn and to be successful in school and in life.

Watch 7-year-old Haley take her first steps thanks to the generosity of donors like you!

Your gift will help us to provide these students and their families with critical support, such as expert advice through our Helplinefree legal services, or trainings and workshops to teach them self-advocacy skills.  AFC will then use those experiences to continue to be a powerful voice in New York City education policy, pressing for changes that improve educational opportunity for all of the city’s 1.1 million public school students.  

Ways to Donate

Click here to learn about the many ways you can help make a difference.


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Pro Bono

Click here to learn more about our innovative Pro Bono Partners Program.

Upcoming Events

Click here to learn about upcoming fundraising events.

For more information, please contact Linda Yassky at or 212-822-9512.