Mott Haven Community Literacy Initiative 2022-23

Did you know Mott Haven in the South Bronx is the poorest district in the nation? We're raising money to support Mott Haven families, and any donation will help make an impact. Mott Haven Community partnership is invested in assisting public schools to increase literacy levels. In 2019 we conducted more than 1,000 surveys. We determined education and employment were the most pressing issues in the community. In 2022 our goal is to launch this literacy initiative to support students. A recurring issue we found in most families we work with was a lack of access to culturally responsive books. We have worked with some community-based organizations to provide culturally responsive literacy to families in 2020 and 2021. Most of our families face economic uncertainty. We have supported families with utility bills and food access, but this does not help them access relevant literacy materials for their children. We seek financial support to cover the costs of this initiative which will support more than 500 families in the South Bronx. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this initiative that means so much to us.

More information about Mott Haven Community Partnership: MHCP In 2007 the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) established 11 Community Partnerships, which serve as ambassadors to the community, advocates for families, and advisors to ACS. This was an initial response to understand families and community involvement with the child welfare system. The purpose of this was to ensure everyone – from government agencies to social service providers, faith-based groups, and local leaders – are involved in efforts to support New York City children and families.
Mott Haven Community Partnership (MCHP)is one of the 11 Partnerships whose. The mission is to improve the quality of life for children and families by building community and strengthening relationships that support the health and wellbeing of the Mott Haven and Melrose neighborhoods (10451, 10455, and 10455). The goal of the Community Partnership is to serve as local hubs for CBO’s, community leaders, and residents to share local resources and information, address community needs. The goal is to empower community residents and connect them to resources to reduce the potential need for child welfare involvement.

MHCP is powered by JCCA Services: JCCA, formerly known as Jewish Child Care Association: JCCA's mission is to provide the highest quality child welfare and mental health services to New York's neediest and most vulnerable children and families to ensure that their safety, permanency and well-being leads to a life of stability and promise. JCCA, provides comprehensive care to thousands of children, young people and families who come from New York's diverse communities. Since 1822, JCCA have embraced those who need us most — abused, neglected and traumatized young people who are struggling with poverty, developmental disabilities and complex mental illness. JCCA programs help more than 16,000 children and families annually. We are one of the oldest, most distinguished child and family services organizations in the nation.


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Dan Montas Tran 
New York, NY
Jewish Child Care Association Of New York (Jcca) 
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