• More than 2.7 million children in the United States have a parent in prison.

  • One in every 28 children in the United States have an incarcerated parent, compared to one in every 125 just 25 years ago.

  • There are more than 105,000 children, under the age of 18, with a parent in the New York State criminal justice system.

  • In New York State, 58% of incarcerated men and 73% of imprisoned women are parents to children under the age of 18.

Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a community based, non-profit organization, in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed Stuy) Brooklyn, whose mission is to embrace the children of incarcerated parents and empower them to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system.

CPNYC offers an innovative and unique after-school program and summer day camp, the only one of its kind in New York City, specifically designed to meet the needs, interests and concerns of children left behind by parents serving time in prison. 


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FEATURED CPNYC NEWS & EVENTS

July 21st, 2015

CPNYC Article Featured on The Chronicle of Social Change‏"

From a cellblock at El Reno Federal Penitentiary in Oklahoma last Thursday, President Barack Obama, the first sitting president to visit a federal prison, spoke of his hope that his proposed criminal justice reforms will, among other positive outcomes, “perhaps most importantly, keep families intact.”

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July 10th, 2015

Program helps kids of incarcerated parents in NYC"

Watch the coverage of CPNYC on PIX 11 Newscast        

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June 24th, 2015

Center for Children of Jailed Parents Gets New $40,000 Playground"

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Children of imprisoned parents have a new safe haven to call their own thanks to the donation of a $40,000 playground to a Brooklyn nonprofit. National food chain Wingstop teamed up with the Brooklyn Nets on Monday to construct a custom play area for the Children of Promise

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June 24th, 2015

Kids of incarcerated parents get their own playground"

A new playground was built to ensure that the children of incarcerated parents have a space of their own to play outdoors. Brooklyn-based nonprofit Children of Promise, NYC is behind the new Bedford-Stuyvesant play area,

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June 24th, 2015

Nets, Markel Brown helping community build new, secure playground"

The Nets will join Children of Promise NYC (CPNYC), KaBOOM! and Wingstop for a community build day on Monday to construct a new, $40,000 custom playground at CPNYC’s Brooklyn facility

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June 24th, 2015

Kids With Incarcerated Parents Find Support, Encouragement With This Brooklyn Program"

The United States’ incarcerated population — the largest in the world — is at the heart of several national debates: People argue about the economic burden

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June 20th, 2015

2015 TCS NYC Marathon"

By running for a cause with Children of Promise, NYC. Join the CPNYC team of runners and support our children.  All funds raised will go directly toward program support and much needed therapeutic supplies and interventions.

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June 8th, 2015

Sharon Content Honored at the 2015 Brooklyn Women’s of Distinction Awards"

Honoring the woman who have shaped the borough. To view the Brooklyn Women’s of Distinction Awards 2015 click HERE    

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May 19th, 2015

Sharon Content, CPNYC’s Founder & President, in Amalgamated Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility Video"

Read the full article Here, or check out Amalgamated Banks Mission and Support in our neighborhood.

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August 14th, 2014

CPNYC invited as part of NYC’s bid to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016!"

CPNYC invited by the Brooklyn Nets & Barclays Center to represent Brooklyn as part of NYC’s bid to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016!

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December 29th, 2012

CPNYC featured on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC"

VIEW THE SHOW BELOW or visit NBCNews.com for The show

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November 26th, 2012

CPNYC on CNN:The ‘silent victims’ of incarceration: Coping with parents in prison"

 — The boy was scared, angry, insecure. His dad was away in prison, and the son didn’t know how to grapple with his loss.

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August 12th, 2012

CPNYC featured on ABC’s Secret Millionaire"

Missed episode of “CPNYC featured on ABC’s Secret Millionaire” watch the highlights~!

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GET INVOLVED

Explore the variety of ways you can get involved with and support Children of Promise, NYC.

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OUR PROGRAMS

We offer preventive services to individual children and families to help break the cycle of intergenerational incarceration.

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EVENTS

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