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Why Haven Academy Works: Documenting our Model

Young people in the foster care system have historically been failed by public schools – in New York, studies show that 1 in 5 kids that have foster care involvement in high school do not graduate, and 80% are not proficient in reading or math. At The Foundling, our education programs continually provide targeted support […]


Team Foundling 2023: Meet our United NYC Half Runners!

On March 19, Team Foundling will embark on the 2023 United Airlines NYC Half! The half marathon historically has taken over 25,000 runners along a 13.1 mile course through Brooklyn and Manhattan. In partnership with New York Road Runners, we are excited to sponsor a team of ten runners – members receive guaranteed entry and […]


At The Foundling, Art Promotes Healing

For participants at The Foundling, art can be a lifeline – it provides tools for self-expression, an accessible way to work through trauma, and a means of contextualizing one’s experiences. Many of the people we serve at The Foundling come to us feeling voiceless – from children in foster care struggling to cope with complex […]


City & State: The 2022 Responsible 100

Reïna Batrony, our Vice President of Community-Based and Education Strategies, was honored in City & State’s 2022 Responsible 100! This list recognizes New York business, government, nonprofit and advocacy leaders who embody the values of social responsibility in their work. As Reïna states, “Social responsibility means long-term viability and sustainability that benefits society. It guides […]


NYN Media: Opinion – New York’s Corporal Punishment Ban is Crucial to Kids’ Mental Health

In an op-ed published in NYN Media, Dr. Mel Schneiderman, Senior VP of the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection, writes about how New York’s corporal punishment ban is crucial to kids’ mental health. “As pandemic-related disruptive behaviors continue in schools, mental health supports are the answer,” writes Dr. Schneiderman. Read more at NYN […]