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Julian is a 3-year-old preschooler with delays in his language skills, but the DOE failed to provide recommended services.

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Special Events

Special Events

2019 Spring Benefit

2019 benefit photos
Left: Anne M. Finucane, 2019 recipient of the Jill Chaifetz Award, and Tayloni Mazyck, 2019 recipient of the Education Champion Award, with AFC Board President Eric Grossman and Executive Director Kim Sweet.  Right: Tayloni with her family. 
Photos © Dave Sanders

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Tribeca Rooftop on May 21, 2019, as we honored Anne M. Finucane and Tayloni Mazyck! We broke a new record, which will allow us to assist thousands of families in the year ahead. Special thanks to our generous leadership sponsors [PDFand to all those who made a fund-a-need donation to support our vital work to improve school accessibility. 

As Tayloni said in her acceptance speech [PDF], "It shouldn’t be this hard to get a good education, and a good education should not be denied to you just because you have a disability." Thanks to your support, AFC will continue to fight tirelessly to break down the barriers that stand between New York City students and the quality education they need and deserve.

View the event invitation [PDF]

If you have any questions about special events, please contact Ivette Greenblatt at igreenblatt@advocatesforchildren.org or (212) 822-9529.