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2015 - 2016 Annual Report

A LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


Dear Friends,

For several years, Change for Kids has followed a trajectory of incredible growth. I am thrilled to share that this year we continued on that path. Together, we have passed an important milestone. In 2016, we partnered with our 10th school—a goal that once defined our view of the future.

Thanks to our incredible network of supporters, we are moving forward with greater momentum than ever before. We have our eyes set on our next major milestone: partnering with 30 schools by 2021.

It is exhilarating to look toward a future goal knowing that Change for Kids has never been better positioned, more agile, and better funded. As you read through this report, I hope you will see what I see: a reflection on the past year, but also where we are headed, and why.

Every year, another class heads to New York City’s middle schools. For all the students we have been able to help this year, there are thousands of others who will start 6th grade behind their peers and will never catch up. That’s #whycfk:

• Because there are an additional 462 public elementary schools serving low-income New York City communities that need our help.

• Because our investment in public elementary schools makes a lasting impact on students.

• Because our model is designed to scale up and solve the problem of universal access to quality public elementary schools.
Many thanks for your continued support of Change for Kids.

Best,

Colin Smith Executive Director