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Youth on the Rise: Providing Life-Changing Mentorship and Support

The Foundling’s Youth on the Rise program allows young people in foster care to create transformational relationships with caring mentors – and create strong bonds that can last through high school, college, and beyond. The program is novel in a few key ways: young people not only meet regularly with their mentor one-on-one for support […]


Runners Wanted: Join Team Foundling for the United Airlines NYC Half!

Run the United Airlines NYC Half with Team Foundling! After a 2 year hiatus, the United Airlines NYC Half is back on March 20, 2022! This half marathon, which has historically featured nearly 25,000 runners, will send athletes along a 13.1-mile course through Brooklyn and Manhattan. In partnership with New York Road Runners, we are excited to sponsor […]


Bringing Cheer this Holiday Season

This year – with the generous support of our corporate partners, community supporters, and donors –  The Foundling was able to bring holiday cheer to the children, adults, and families in our programs! While we usually host a number of holiday celebrations and events annually, the pandemic placed most of our festivities on hold last […]


This Giving Tuesday, Your Support Matters

When Nina opened her home as a foster parent to two siblings, she committed to making them feel safe, secure, and loved. The Foundling provided guidance, intensive therapy services, and more to support her and the children as they healed from past trauma and adjusted to a new environment. Nina, Grace, and Logan are now […]

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BronxNet: Bill Baccaglini on The Bronx Social Justice and Anti-Violence Forums

On local television channel BronxNet’s Bronx Social Justice and Anti-Violence Forums, our CEO and President Bill Baccaglini sat down with host Daren Jaime to share the current state of The Foundling’s developmental disabilities, child welfare, education, and other programs. Additionally, Bill discusses the changes that the new year – with leadership changes both at The […]


Mott Haven Herald: Haven Kids Rock Musical Mirrors Lives of South Bronx Kids

Mott Haven Herald recently featured Haven Kids Rock – detailing our program’s recent performances of Unstoppable, Tales from the Schoolyard, the important role that a performing arts program can play in the lives of students, and more.  “If you lower the bar for kids who have challenging lives, you forever limit their potential,” said founder Nefertiti […]