2015 was a landmark year for Phipps Neighborhoods. We dramatically expanded the impact of our organization reaching 10,000 children, teens and adults in targeted New York City neighborhoods.
Our Executive Director and CEO, Dianne Morales, noted that she is “happy to report that optimism is alive and well in the South Bronx! Collective efficacy has taken root throughout our neighborhoods and will continue to increase as we move forward with proven initiatives in Education Achievement, Career Readiness and Community Resources. In addition to the four fantastic programs outlined in this report, we also serve others through Summer Youth Employment, Senior Services and many other initiatives.”
Find out more about our work and impact in our 2015 Annual Report below!
Phipps Neighborhoods 2015 Annual Report
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About Phipps Neighborhoods
Phipps Neighborhoods works toward a New York City in which no one is caught in the cycle of poverty. We provide children, youth and families in low-income neighborhoods the opportunities they need to thrive through comprehensive education and career programs, and access to community services.
We’re dedicatedto ourneighborhoodsforthelong term,supporting individualsandfamiliesastheyestablishself-sufficiency. Our servicescreate opportunitiesfor people tothrive in everyaspect oftheir lives.Ourcomprehensive networkofprogramsservesnearly 10,000children, teensand adultseach yearin targetedcommunities.These programsinclude:earlychildhood education,after-school,summer camp,literacyandEnglishfor speakers ofother languages, pre-highschool equivalency,collegeprep,career readiness, residentsupport, financial counselingand adult/familyprograms.
We provide services in three key areas. Phipps Neighborhoods has identified three areas as the best ways to systematically address the risk factors associated with poverty. Our education programs include early childhood education, after-school programs and summer camps for school age children. To help older youth begin careers, we offer high school equivalency preparation, English for speakers of other languages, college prep and work readiness services. And, to help our community members address the barriers that limit their success, we offer community resources including resident support, financial counseling, free tax prep, assistance accessing benefits and more.
Our integrated approach makes us different. Because lasting change most often requires more than one service, we focus on connecting our participants to the full scope of services they need. These services are provided in a comprehensive, integrated manner – streamlining the participants’ experience to minimize bureaucracy. We connect participants to these services through our own programs or through community partnerships. This integration helps us respond to our participants’ needs in a holistic way.
We understand that it is all about impact, and we are committed to ensuring our programs have real results. Measuring outcomes is a fundamental part of how we work. Through our centralized database, we track individual participants across multiple programs, ensuring they have all the resources they need to be self-sufficient. At the same time, we analyze our program management and our impact on participants so we can make adjustments and optimize in real time.
We work in the South Bronx communities that face enormous need. The high poverty rates in these neighborhoods leads to almost insurmountable disadvantages, from dramatically high numbers of youth who are disconnected from work and school to parents who don’t have the resources they need to keep their young children healthy and safe.