Parents & Families

Boys and Girls Club of Harlem

The Boys and Girls Club seeks to enrich the lives of children within our community and enable them to reach their full potential.

425 W 144th St, New York, NY 10031

Telephone: (212) 283-6770



American Library Association Family Literacy Focus

The purpose of the American Library Association Family Literacy Focus is to increase child’s learning capacity by providing literacy training for parents. The ALA has found that improving parent’s literacy levels drastically improves the child’s ability to succeed in school.

Telephone: (800) 545-2433, ext. 4294



Single Parent Resource Center, Inc

The Single Parent Resource center aims to provide programs to single parent households including parent support groups and activities for children.

228 East 45th Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10017

Telephone: 212-951-7030 



Department of Youth and Community Development

DYCD supports New York City youth and their families by funding a wide range of high-quality youth and community development programs.

2 Lafayette Street, 19th Floor New York, New York 10007

Telephone: 1-800-246-4646 Outside NYC: 646-343-6800



NY Metro Parents

New York Metro Parents is provides both local listings and parenting ideas for families in the New York area.


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