The Foundation believes that community-based organizations located in New York City’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods are valuable resources, targeting the needs of their surrounding neighborhoods. Young people are provided with access to nursery programs, after-school academic and recreational activities, and summer camps. Programs are opportunities for youth to build new skills and foster relationships with their peers. For adults, centers provide program pathways to connect with supportive services. A quality center is an invaluable asset and operates as a hub of learning and community. The Foundation supports community-based programs for young people that both engage and advance their academic learning and skill building.