ArchForKids is committed to partnering with high-needs schools and community organizations whose young people can benefit from the hands-on, minds-on projects we provide. To that end, we have established the ArchForKids Build It Up Fund, whose proceeds will be used to underwrite our work, lessening the burden on our partners.
ArchForKids works in schools and institutions throughout New York City and Westchester, including Far Rockaway, Jamaica and Jackson Heights (Queens), East New York (Brooklyn), Mount Vernon, Peekskill, Yonkers and more. We believe there is no better classroom than the world around us. Our projects, grounded in architecture and design, are rich in design thinking, problem-solving and real-world applications of academic content.
Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution (click here) to bring ArchForKids studios to the underserved youth that need us the most. Our program costs are very reasonable so even a small contribution can make a big difference. Contributors will be recognized on our website and written materials.
Sponsoring architecture practices/engineering firms/contractors, at the $250 level and above, can send staff to mentor our young designers as well as host site visits to their offices and buildings they have designed or engineered.
Suggested levels of giving to the ArchForKids Build It Up Fund (we welcome contributions in any amount):
- Studio Apprentice $20
- Studio Draftsperson $50
- Studio Designer $100
- Studio Sponsor $250
- Studio Patron $500
- Studio Benefactor $1000
First Build It Up Recipient Announced! ArchForKids is giving its first grant to the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau to help support a Saturday STEAM Academy, which began January 30, 2016. Offered free to Mount Vernon kids, the half-day studio will include building projects and field trips in an exploration of architecture, design and structural engineering.
Donor Honor Roll: Helen & Paul Andbinder, Stephanie & Jimmy Anozier, Sara Baerwald, Deborah Balbus, Annie-Jean Baptiste, Michael Bettencourt, Jane Casanova, Celia & Bruce Catania, Jeanne Cronin Ceccolini, Roubi Eliopoulos, Mark Gardner, Leslie Gibson & Edward Maluf, Alexandra Graylin Frey, Dina Heisler, Catherine Holland, Betsy & Stephen Hunter, Karen Jenkins & David Webber, Susan Klassen, Kool Nerd Clothing LLC, Beth & Jon Maass, Ward Mintz & Floyd Lattin, Joseph Mizzi, Glenn Orloff, Janet Roseff & Rob Lane, Marianne Rossant, Kathleen Savolt, George Semetis, Robert S. Slocum, Sue Ann Stanton, Katherine Tzortzidis, Lorraine Whitman, and two anonymous donors. We thank you!