YPC | Dodgeball Tournament

Children of Promise’s Young Professionals Council hosted a Dodgeball Tournament at CPNYC headquarters this past weekend. The tournament came together due to the efforts of YPC members Deydra Bringas, Kumanan Ramanathan, and Scott Colosimo and sponsorship from Familiars Vegan Coffee Shop and RedBull. Thank you to our incredible community of committee members, volunteers, and supporters for coming out and making the day a great success!


On July 24th Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) welcomed former NFL players and members of the League’s corporate team for a fun-filled day of games and inspiration. In CPNYC’s gym and classrooms, kids and NFL staff painted murals and played classic board games like Jenga and Connect Four while enjoying popcorn and cotton candy generously donated by the NFL.

The day kicked off with an inspiring talk from former NY Giants running back Keith Elias and later spotlighted the achievements of 3 exceptional Children of Promise, NYC program participants. These young people had the opportunity to speak to an audience of NFL staff about the challenges they have faced due to parental incarceration and open up about how they have triumphed over these struggles with the support of Children of Promise’s programming.

News12 documented the inspiring day in a short news segment that can be viewed here.

A big thank you to the incredible team at NFL for organizing an unforgettable day!

Dodge for A Cause: Is Your Junior Board Up for the Challenge?


REGISTRATION: Teams will consist of six (6) active players, but teams are encouraged to bring up to two (2) alternates. To register your team, please use this form. Please note all teams must pay a $25 registration fee to be eligible to compete and the deadline to register is on August 1st.

RSVP: Tournament guests and participants should also RSVP through the event Paperless Post<link>.

FUNDRAISING: A minimum fundraising commitment of $300 per team is strongly encouraged. Please see "Rankings" below to learn how your team donation affects your team's ranking in the bracket.

Teams can submit payments by delivering funds directly to either one of us, or submit electronically at www.cpnyc.org under the “Make a Donation” tab. In the “Message” Section of the “Make A Donation Tab” please specify “Dodgeball Tournament – [Team Name]” to receive credit and have your donations tracked daily on the website.

IN KIND DONATIONS: If participating junior boards are interested in making in-kind food or beverage donations for the event they can do so here.

RANKINGS: Rankings will be based on each team's donation amount. Therefore, the team that raises the most will be ranked 1st in the bracket system (the team that raises the 2nd most funds will rank 2nd, etc).

Earlier Event: April 21

Mentor Day


For Impact Day, Deloitte Consulting’s annual day to recognize its year-round commitment to corporate citizenship, the firm facilitated a professional development workshop at Children of Promise, NYC. Participants included former Children of Promise, NYC program participants and members of Restoration, a local community-based organization that empowers Central Brooklyn residents to prosper and grow.

The day included a workshops on resume building, computer literacy, a skills assessment exercise, and a panel led by Deloitte volunteers and Neha Gupta, founder of Empower Orphans - an international nonprofit that helps young people break out of poverty,

Deloitte’s workshop provided instrumental support to young adults as they build skills and grow professionally. All participants left the workshop feeling energized, inspired, and enriched by the expertise of the Deloitte team!


Thank you to the Young Professionals Council, Youth Empowerment Program from Rowan University, and all of the friends who came out to the 5K fundraiser in Prospect Park and joined us for a fun, post-run brunch! Your personal investment in bettering the lives of young people with incarcerated loved ones means everything to us!

Friends traveled as far as South Jersey to take part in the fundraiser and over $7,710 was raised to benefit CPNYC's mission of empowering children impacted by parental incarceration! A special shout out to Stephanie Cozzi from CPNYC’s Women’s Philanthropy Group for being our World Changer Top Fundraiser!

After the run, a celebratory brunch was held at the CPNYC facility and was open to all 5K participants and CPNYC's incredible community of supporters.

Check out our album below to see more pictures.

Click here to donate in support of Children of Promise, NYC’s mission to embrace children of incarcerated parents & empower them to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system.

MLK Day of Service | Pop-Up Shop

On one of the coldest days NYC has seen in almost 3 years, Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) was warmed by an incredible outpouring of generosity from volunteers who donated items and their time to our MLK Day of Service Pop-Up Shop.

This annual event gave out donated items, such as laundry detergent, diapers, and sanitary products, that are not available through public assistance programs to families of CPNYC and the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. These financially strapped families often find it difficult to purchase these basic items and will often do without or purchase on limited or few occasions. CPNYC coordinated with 7 different local shelters to arrange transportation for the families, the CPNYC team organized workshops for the children as their parents ‘shopped’, and over 150 volunteers from the Jack & Jill Metropolitan Cluster showed up to provide support.

Our sincerest thanks to Jack & Jill Inc. and the Jack & Jill Metropolitan Cluster for co-organizing and a special thank you to our photographer Ilitch Peters and BSE Global, Delivering Good and United Legwear & Apparel Co., Scott Colosimo, the Delta Alpha Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc, and the Kappa Beta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc for volunteering your time to set-up the event and for donating additional linens, toiletries, clothes, jackets, hats, gloves, detergents, and more.

The collective efforts of these groups and individuals made the day a great success and touched the lives of many.