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
- Call our help line Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (866) 427-6033
- Or you can send us a message through our website by following this link: advocatesforchildren.org/get_help/helpline/send_us_a_message
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 / 官話
- 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.
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- Spanish / Español