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Advocates for Children of New York, Inc.

Who We Are

Advocates for Children of New York is an education advocacy agency that works on behalf of children who are at greatest risk for school-based discrimination and/or academic failure due to poverty, disability, race, ethnicity, immigrant or English Language Learner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, or involvement in the foster care or juvenile justice systems.

How to Get Help

Who We Serve

  • Bronx County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
Language(s) Spoken
  • Cantonese Chinese / 粵語
  • Creole / Kreyòl
  • French / Français
  • Mandarin Chinese / 简体中文
  • Portuguese / Português
  • Spanish / Español
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

We work with an interpretation service that provides translation and interpretation in over 140 languages. Interpreters are available for all interactions upon request as needed.

Income Guidelines

The Education Helpline does not have income guidelines — any person in New York City can call. We only provide in-depth case advocacy and legal representation for families that make 250% of the poverty level or below.

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Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
  • Self-Help Materials
Description of Services

We only provide assistance on education-related matters (birth through the transition out of high school). This includes information and technical assistance via phone and email; workshops and trainings for parents, professionals, and organizations; and full representation for families meeting income guidelines.

Populations assisted: children in early childhood education programs; students with disabilities; students who are over-age for their grade level; immigrant students and English Language Learners; students facing disciplinary issues; students involved in bullying; youth involved in the juvenile or criminal justice system; students in foster care; students in temporary housing; students attending charter schools; LGBTQ youth.

General Contact Information

Advocates for Children of New York, Inc.
151 West 30th Street (map)
5th floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 947-9779
Toll Free
(866) 427-6033
(212) 947-9790
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Last Review and Update: May 04, 2020

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