What if we could make a difference in the lives of local children by focusing on just one NYCHA housing development at a time?
If Solutions Now could get to know the children and their families early enough, perhaps it could positively influence their lives, and create a model that could be replicated in similar communities across the city and the country.
Our Community Based Approach
Our hyper focused, community based approach is anchored in first having identified a well respected tenant leader in Beverly Mac Farland.
Our model is focused on developing successful learning strategies with corporate, cultural, and educational institutions in the city and beyond, with the goal of identifying successful programs that are meaningful to children aged 4-14.
Once these programs have been identified through trial and error, it will form the foundation of a model that we hope to bring to other NYCHA developments and/or defined communities around the city and the country.
Richard Habersham (President & Founder) and Nicole Klein (Executive Director) are lifelong friends and committed to giving children an opportunity to see the infinite potential in their lives. Solutions Now started with both a belief and a question. What if a community-based organization could increase the likelihood that children will grow into successful teenagers and adults by identifying and then focusing on a successful set of character and community building experiences and exercises? Our VISION is to create a template for how to leverage the virtually unlimited world class cultural educational, scientific and natural resources of our great City to create experiences that bring our community closer together.
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