Consistent with our tradition of innovation and ongoing responsiveness to our communities' needs, The New York Foundling developed a first-of-its-kind K-8 public charter school in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, the poorest Congressional District in the country, and an area in which The Foundling has been providing services for more than 40 years.
Mott Haven Academy Charter School is specifically designed to meet the needs of at-risk students who are currently in the foster care and child welfare system. Haven Academy integrates a rigorous academic curriculum with The New York Foundling's Bronx-based community services. Through the provision of social and emotional supports for both students and their families, we are allowing children to focus on what's most important: their education.
In September 2010, students entered Haven Academy's new home at 170 Brown Place, which they share with The Foundling’s Bronx-based community services. This academic complex is the embodiment of our unique model and enables us to provide our scholars, and their families, a seamless continuum of support. With staff from Haven Academy and The Foundling working hand-in-hand, we can effectively address the different life circumstances that negatively impact the academic performance of children “in the system”.
Haven Academy began its fourth year in Fall 2011 with 232 students in grades kindergarten through fourth. The school grows one grade each year, and eventually will serve 314 students in grades K-8.
The Mott Haven Academy Charter School/Foundling Bronx Community Services complex is a 55,000 square foot, eight-story, LEED-certified "green" building that has changed the landscape of the South Bronx. We delight in announcing that our capital campaign to create this beacon is within $5 million of our goal.
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