Through formal partnerships with community-based organizations and schools, Fiver ensures all participants receive the support they need throughout the year in their home communities.
In addition to providing support and year-round academic intervention services, community partners are responsible for referring new children at ages eight and nine to participate in the Fiver program.
Center for Family Life (CFL)
Located in Sunset Park and founded in 1978, CFL stresses that family is a sustaining source of development for children and youth. Available services include family, group, and individual counseling; day, evening, and summer youth development programs; a neighborhood foster care program; literacy and ESL classes; and emergency food, clothing, and household supplies. Working together since 2000, CFL is Fiver’s longest standing CBO partner. Fiver children connected to CFL are participants in the Community School Project at P.S. 1. Visit the Center for Family Life website for more information.
Church Avenue Merchants Block Association, Inc.
CAMBA is a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization originally formed as a merchants’ association in 1977. In direct response to the emerging needs of the community, CAMBA has steadily expanded its services to Brooklyn’s residents over the last 27 years. Today, CAMBA is one of Brooklyn’s largest community-based social service organizations and provides a continuum of services, from health and housing to education and employment. Fiver kids are participants in the after-school programs at P.S. 269, located in East Flatbush and P.S. 298, located in Brownsville. Visit CAMBA website for more information.
Community Action Program for Madison County (CAP)
Incorporated in 1986, CAP serves upstate NY Fiver families with home visits, emergency financial assistance, job training and placement services, and other financial, health, and social related programs. Fiver's CAP participants come from a number of different schools within Madison County and many participate in the CAP mentoring program. Visit the CAP website for more information.
Friends of the Children-New York (Friends)
Founded in Harlem in 2001, Friends is a unique early intervention program dedicated to helping New York City’s most at-risk children become productive, contributing members of their community. This goal is accomplished by employing full-time mentors to work one-on-one with each child, beginning in kindergarten or first grade and maintaining that relationship through high school. Fiver welcomed the first group of kids from Friends in 2004. Visit the Friends of the Children, NY, website for more information.
Goodwill Industries of New York
Goodwill provides services to individuals and their families at 58 sites throughout New York and New Jersey annually. Services include career counseling, job training and placement, family services, and youth programs. Fiver children participate in the Beacon program at P.S. 149, located in Jackson Heights where they receive both academic and personal enrichment support. Visit the Goodwill Industries, NY, website for more information.
Maura Clarke-Ita Ford Center
Located in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, the Maura Clarke-Ita Ford Center serves immigrant Latina women, helping them to realize their potential as active members and leaders in their community. The center offers educational and job training programs, and aids parents in advocating for their children in public schools. Visit the Maura-Clarke-Ita Ford Center website for more information.
Located in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx, Mercy Center has been a safe refuge for women and families since 1990. Core programs in parenting, anger management, business training, and ESL are complemented by an array of on-going programs targeted to at-risk children and youth. In 2003, Fiver began serving Mercy Center kids, many of whom are students at Immaculate Conception and St. Pius X, both located in the South Bronx. Visit the Mercy Center website for more information.
George Jackson Academy (GJA)
Fiver’s newest partner, GJA, is dedicated to helping bright boys from low-income families identify and celebrate their gifts in a community that will teach them to be successful men. The challenging academic curriculum is complemented by a commitment to community service and social science research. Located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, teachers recognize that the classroom extends beyond the walls of the historic building that houses the Academy on St. Mark’s Place. Fiver welcomed the first group of fourth grade boys from GJA in 2006. Visit the George Jackson Academy website for more information.
Fiver has established relationships with colleges and universities interested in recruiting Fiver seniors to attend their schools.
Fiver works with these partners to schedule visits and interviews and to explore scholarship opportunities for high school seniors.