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85 Bronx Students Complete STEAM Program at Phipps Neighborhoods

Phipps Neighborhoods—one of New York City’s most venerable social service providers—announced today that 85 Bronx students have successfully completed their STEAM Club program for the 2021 school year.

As part of a two-year grant provided by Verizon in support of digital inclusion under Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental, and social advancement, Phipps Neighborhoods launched this … Continue Reading

Phipps Neighborhoods & Phipps Houses Host After School Program Sign-up Event

200 children to enroll in virtual after school and summer camp programs receive a free
Google Chromebook

Photos from Crotona Park West and Lambert Houses events:

On Saturday, May 15, 2021, Phipps Neighborhoods and Phipps Houses co-hosted registration events at Crotona Park West and Lambert Houses for their virtual after school and summer camp programs in the Bronx. The … Continue Reading

Experts ‘Break Ground’ on New Career Pipeline in Building Management

For Immediate Release

New York industry leaders in building management, education, and workforce development have gathered in Phipps Neighborhoods’ Advisory Committee to create a new career pipeline. This new training course will prepare aspiring professionals from the Bronx community and Phipps Houses residences with the skills and connections necessary to land jobs in building management. The new program model … Continue Reading

Collective Voices of Bronx Impact Coalition Demand NYC Food Justice

November 30, 2020

On the eve of the Thanksgiving, Bronx Impact’s Food Access Collective and over 20 community partners, submitted a plan to increase equitable food access in the Bronx and across New York City. After the COVID-19 lockdown, Bronx unemployment became the highest in the city while the number of Bronx food pantries decreased by half, leaving more families … Continue Reading

Our Summer Camper’s Letter to Mayor De Blasio and Police Commissioner Shea

The young people in our Virtual Summer Camp know the world has to change. One group of middle school students chose to write to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea to call for changes in the police department. They highlighted what the NYPD is doing well while calling for equal police treatment neighborhoods, more diversity in the Continue Reading

Statement of Solidarity from Phipps Leadership

To our residents, clients, employees, partners, and friends,

We have witnessed first-hand how Black and Brown communities in New York City have suffered disproportionately at the hands the COVID-19 pandemic.  And we are now bearing witness to the justifiable outrage over the killing of George Floyd – and many others – as our city, our nation, and the world has … Continue Reading

Phipps Neighborhoods Appoints Andre White Its New Executive Director/CEO

Andre White, Phipps Neighborhoods Executive Director & CEO

Phipps Neighborhoods, a leading social service not-for-profit organization affiliated with affordable housing not-for-profit Phipps Houses, announced its new Executive Director/CEO, Andre White. Recognized as a national leader in the field of youth employment, White brings nearly two decades of public service experience and accomplishments to Phipps Neighborhoods.

White most recently oversaw … Continue Reading


For Immediate Release: 2/18/2020 GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO


More Than $1.3 Million Provided to Undertake Community-Based Projects

From left to right – NYS Assemblyman Michael Blake, NYS Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Lieutenant Governor of New York Kathy Hochul,

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Annual event provides meaningful support to
College Access, South Bronx programs.

June 2019 (New York, NY) – Guests of Phipps Houses and Phipps Neighborhoods raised over $1.7 million at the Phipps Community Builder Awards Dinner held on May 29th, 2019. This year’s … Continue Reading

Statement from Phipps Houses: Courtlandt Corners Strike

Statement Available for Immediate Release


The Courtlandt affordable housing developments and Phipps Houses are committed to providing a fair, supportive employment environment. From our founding as a non-profit to provide affordable housing, we believe in lifting up communities and the people that live there to have stable and fruitful lives.

We remain committed to negotiating terms of employment for … Continue Reading

Mayor de Blasio Announces Guaranteed $15 Minimum Wage for All City Government Employees – Benefitting 50,000 Additional New Yorkers

Mayor’s announcement guarantees all City & purchase of service employees will make $15/hour by end of 2018 

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a $15 minimum wage for all City government employees and employees who provide contracted work for the City at social service organizations – meaning that by the end of 2018, approximately 50,000 additional employees will … Continue Reading

Elizabeth Clay Roy, Chief Strategy Officer for Phipps Neighborhoods and Co-Director of South Bronx Rising Together, Selected as One of New York Nonprofit Media’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars

New York Nonprofit Media honored 40 Under 40, the rising stars of the nonprofit world who are having a dramatic impact on New York City. We are thrilled to announce that Elizabeth Clay Roy, Chief Strategy Officer for Phipps Neighborhoods and Co-Director of South Bronx Rising Together, was one of the honorees. 

Congratulations to the 2015 New York Nonprofit 40 Continue Reading

Bronx Stakeholders Come Together to Tackle Chronic Absenteeism

Elected Officials, Educators, Parents, and Community-Based Organizations Make Everyday School Attendance a Top Priority

Bronx, NY, September 28, 2015 –Dozens of stakeholders in the South Bronx community gathered at East Bronx Academy for the Future to raise awareness of the critical role that strong attendance plays in academic success and to kick-off an allied effort among 61 schools, as … Continue Reading

At a Bronx campus, Renewal program takes shape with new school year

The Richard R. Green campus in the Bronx underwent several renovations over the summer.

The Richard R. Green campus is a drab, three-story brick building in the northwest Bronx. But this year, its metal fences are adorned with banners for each of the four schools inside and new flowers line the entranceway, where the doors have been painted bright blue … Continue Reading

Christian Science Monitor: The overbooked generation

The overbooked generation

Today’s young people are more overscheduled than at any time in history. How families cope with the extracurricular crush.

Kids and teens take dance and drama classes at Clater Kaye Theatreworks, on April 13, 2015, in Hickory, North Carolina. Clater Kaye Theatreworks trains students in the full spectrum of the

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Project Princess outfits Bronx girls for prom

Several Bronx girls got a treat on Saturday to help make an important occasion in their lives extra special.

A new organization called Project Princess is working with the nonprofit Phipps Neighborhoods to provide Bronx eighth-graders and high school students with their dream prom dresses.

Founder Sarah Richman, 16, hasn’t even been to prom yet, but she has seen peers … Continue Reading

JP Morgan Chase & Co.’s New Skills at Work 2014 Year in Review

Career Network: Healthcare was highlighted in JP Morgan Chase & Co.’s New Skills at Work 2014 Year in Review:

$1 million grant to support the collaboration of Phipps Neighborhoods, Montefiore Medical Center and Hostos Community College to form a healthcare-based Career Network. The Career Network is working to help young adults acquire the employment and education credentials they need to

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Latina of Influence | Dianne Morales

Dianne Morales is a 2015 Latina of Influence named by Hispanic Lifestyle. Dianne is being recognized for her professional accomplishments, commitment to education and community service.  Hispanic Lifestyle’s 2015 Latinas of Influence will be recognizing Dianne and her fellow Latinas of Influence during a luncheon held in their honor on at Latina Conference 2015.

Dianne Morales is the Executive … Continue Reading

Dianne Morales Named one of Hispanic Lifestyle’s 2015 Latinas of Influence

Hispanic Lifestyle announces 2015 Latinas of Influence listing

LC'15(Loi)2cI am excited to share with you Hispanic Lifestyle’s 2015 Latinas of Influence list. Our appreciation and gratitude to everyone who submitted names for our listing. Thank you for your time and commitment in sharing these wonderful stories of Latinas making a difference in our communities.

Starting March 1, 2015 in honor … Continue Reading

Practical Advice from CRE’s Leadership Caucus Alumni

More than 30 nonprofit leaders – graduates of CRE’s Leadership Caucus program – gathered on January 29th to share information and advice on sustaining organizational effectiveness. The event marked the launch of CRE’s new Leadership Caucus Alumni Program.

The inaugural event launched a new initiative developed exclusively for the more than 250 nonprofit and government leaders who have completed the … Continue Reading

De Blasio Administration’s First 45 Community Schools Get Paired with Community Partners and Prepare for 2015 Launch

Each school to adopt transformative educational approach to address whole needs of children and provide targeted services such as vision care, mentoring, arts and sports education, social workers and other mental health services, youth leadership programming, and academic enrichment to help students catch-up or leap ahead

December 1, 2014, NEW YORK—Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Deputy Mayor Richard Buery … Continue Reading

21st Annual Phipps Community Builder Awards a Great Success

Monday night’s 21st annual Phipps Community Builder Awards gala raised close to $900,000 to help Phipps Neighborhoods further the ongoing development of innovative solutions to the challenges that plague impoverished communities. The event was held at Cipriani 42nd Street and honored JPMorgan Chase Foundation for its ground-breaking vision and philanthropic work.

The evening highlighted the importance of education achievement, career … Continue Reading

Phipps Neighborhoods Hosts New York City Businesses at Veterans Day Job Fair

For Immediate Release

Contact: Stephanie Cooper, (w) 646-388-8240, (c) 646-761-4646,

Phipps Neighborhoods Hosts New York City Businesses at Veterans Day Job Fair

Connecting Employers and Community Members in the South Bronx

November 5, 2014 Bronx, NY – On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Phipps Neighborhoods, in collaboration with Public Advocate Letitia James, State Senator Gustavo Rivera, and Council Members Vanessa … Continue Reading

For 146 Million U.S. Adults With No College Degree, $16.08 an Hour Is Just the Ticket

Unemployed (USURTOT) and pregnant with her second child in late 2013, Shantel Burris knew she needed to make a change. In a year, the 24-year-old went from jobless benefits to earning double the New York minimum wage.

Her first step was getting a high school diploma, and a chat with a counselor sparked a “nonstop” process of preparation centered on … Continue Reading

New Youth Network Aims to Get Kids Healthy and College-Ready

SOUTH BRONX — A coalition of antipoverty organizations and community members is set to launch in the borough with the goal of helping kids get healthy and college-ready.

The South Bronx Rising Together network, comprised of the The Children’s Aid Society and Phipps Neighborhoods, as well as JPMorgan Chase and other community members, aims to help create new economic … Continue Reading

De Blasio Administration Taps New Advisory Board to Help Develop New York City’s Next Wave of Community Schools

Leaders from community groups, social services, businesses and academia to hone new models for turning schools into vibrant community hubs that provide services to at-risk families

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today kicked off the planning process for a slate of new Community Schools, with a gathering of leaders from across the city who will help the City innovate … Continue Reading

Mayor de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Fariña, DYCD Commissioner Chong Announce 271 New Providers to Expand After-School Programs in Middle Schools; Urge Youth to Apply for Summer Enrichment Programs

Announcement is part of the administration’s promise to invest in City’s youth and expand opportunities for them and their families. Expansion will increase the number of middle schools offering after-schools programs by 142 percent. Capacity for middle school summer enrichment programs will double in 2014.

June 17, 2014, New York, NY —Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, and … Continue Reading

Phipps Neighborhoods and The Children’s Aid Society Announce $1MM Grant from JPMorgan Chase

Partnership will work to improve education, workforce and economic outcomes for South Bronx children and families

April 10, 2014, New York, NY – Phipps Neighborhoods and The Children’s Aid Society today joined forces to announce a $1,000,000 expansion grant from JPMorgan Chase to support their cradle-through-career collective impact initiative in the South Bronx. The project, known as “South Bronx Continue Reading

Governor Cuomo Launches Unemployment Strikeforce to Connect Jobseekers with Available Positions in Areas with Highest Unemployment Rates

JPMorgan Chase Commits $20 million to Statewide Workforce Readiness Initiative
Partnerships with Employers and Educators Create Comprehensive Program to Reduce Unemployment Statewide

May 29, 2014, Albany, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an Unemployment Strikeforce, a new multi-pronged campaign to target areas of the State with the highest unemployment rates and boost employment. In partnership with New York … Continue Reading

Via Verde Grand Opening

June 18, 2012 (Bronx, NY) Mayor Bloomberg, HUD Secretary Donovan, HPD Commissioner Wambua, Jonathan Rose Companies and Phipps Houses announce the Grand Opening of Via Verde.

Way Green: Via Verde Affordable Housing. A New York City competition proves that green living environments can extend to affordable housing.

Urban Oasis: How Via Verde Provides Healthy Living to the South Bronx. Via … Continue Reading

Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Apartments Ribbon Cutting

October 11, 2012 (Bronx, NY) Phipps Houses celebrates the lifelong achievements of military hero and education leader Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. by naming the newest Phipps Houses building in his honor. New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua and New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) Executive Vice President for Real Estate … Continue Reading