The New York Public Library is one of the cornerstones of the American tradition of equal opportunity. It provides free and open access to the accumulated wisdom of the world, without distinction as to income, religion, nationality, or other human condition. It is everyone’s university; the scholar’s and author’s haven; the statesman’s, scientist’s, and businessman’s essential resource; the nation’s memory. It guarantees freedom of information and independence of thought. It enables each individual to pursue learning at his/her own personal level of interest, preparation, ability, and desire. It helps ensure the free trade in ideas and the right of dissent.
Founded in 1891, the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Youth at Risk’s (YAR) mission is to improve the lives of young people in Essex County by partnering with and increasing the capacity of the people and organizations that serve and care for them.
A Better Chance’s mission is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society.
The Pink Agenda is a not-for-profit organization committed to raising money for breast cancer care and research and awareness of the disease among young professionals.