Nearly 4,000 supporters attended our annual benefit at the Javits Center to help launch a groundbreaking Early Childhood Learning Initiative that taps into breakthroughs in brain science.
On May 9th, Robin Hood brought together nearly 50,000 people to help the city's most vulnerable residents at events across the city, including the annual benefit at Javits Center, a Yankees game, two concerts, several restaurants, and at community service efforts, while supporters rallied online around #NYC4NYC. At night, the city's skyline turned Robin Hood green in solidarity.
Launched at our 2016 Benefit, the Fund for Early Learning (FUEL) is an unprecedented effort to eliminate the achievement gap for children under four living in poverty.
Robin Hood board members Marian Wright Edelman and Jackie Bezos penned a joint op-ed detailing the urgent need to close the achievement gap for infants and young children born into poverty.
Blue Ridge Labs, a division of Robin Hood that specializes in developing innovative tech-based solutions to combat poverty, launched its Fellowship aimed at closing the legal services gap for low-income New Yorkers.