WonderKey Collective is proud to partner with The New York Foundling.
The New York Foundling
is built on a 150-year-old promise to our neighbors, that all children, adults, and families can have the opportunity to reach their full potential. For all of us, unlocking our potential requires support along the way. The New York Foundling provides carefully designed programs, effective and interrelated services, and opportunities for our community members to create transformational change in their own lives.
In partnership with The New York Foundling, WonderKey Collective is providing resources to organizations that they work with in line with our shared goals. Fostering College Success Initiative
College life comes with its own challenges for students in foster care, as they often struggle to fit in and keep up academically with their more advantaged peers. The Foundling’s Fostering College Success Initiative was founded to provide comprehensive academic and social supports to help young people in foster care across all of New York City’s foster care system succeed in college and beyond. Given the economic challenges these young people face, many are unable to purchase their own laptop for school and rely on shared technology. The Initiative regularly seeks to ease this burden on students by sourcing basic laptops to suit their academic needs.
Staten Island Community Partnership
The Staten Island Community Partnership operates in Staten Island’s North Shore and works hand-in-hand with community residents, local community groups, service providers, and our local government to develop new approaches to child abuse and neglect. The Community Partnership aims to weave a safety net for families by supporting them with family-centered, community-based services. The program provides impactful, educational, skills-building, creative, and meaningful encounters that enrich the lives of children and families. This largely working class community, which boasts a sizable Latinx population, has been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these families lack a home computer and basic internet connection, which makes remote schooling more challenging. The Community Partnership is seeking to address this issue by sourcing basic laptops to support remote education.