In 2017, we celebrated the 45th anniversary of our commitment to combating poverty in the South Bronx. We celebrated our past, while looking towards our future and that of the Bronx. Our Executive Director and CEO Dianne Morales had this to say:
“Since 1972, our team has grown, our program and methods have matured with experience, but our mission has never wavered. I am fortunate enough to say after accomplishing so much in 2017 and over the past half-century, Phipps Neighborhoods’ staff continue to draw on our collective knowledge to find new, innovate ways to serve our community”
Find out more about our work and impact in our 2016-2017 Annual Report below!
Annual Report 2017
Annual Report 2017
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 dedicated to our neighborhoods for the long term,supporting individuals and families as they establish self-sufficiency. Our services create opportunities for people to thrive in every aspect of their lives.Our comprehensive network of programs serves nearly 12,000 children, teens and adults each year in targeted communities.These programs include:early childhood education,after-school,summer camp,literacy and English for speakers of other languages, pre-highschool equivalency,college prep,career readiness, resident support, financial counseling and adult/family programs.
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.