K-12 Education

"Let me be clear: The best thing in my life – the reason I am on this planet – is to be Fidelia's mentor."

—Fidelia Telfort, Julia Blue and Debbie Deford Minerva – iMENTOR


Students from low-income families lag far behind their peers. They score lower on standardized tests, are less likely to graduate high school, and are less likely to earn a college degree at a time when a degree is more critical than ever for securing a job. Sadly, only 10% of adults living in poverty have a bachelor's degree.


Last year, Robin Hood's education programs helped more than 55,000 students. Those who attended Robin Hood-funded charter schools out-performed the city average by 20 percentage points on the New York State math exam and were 2.5 times more likely to be proficient than their peers at neighboring schools. Robin Hood-funded charter high schools boast graduation rates that are over 20 percentage points higher than the city average.


  • Achievement First
  • Advocates for Children
  • Astor Services for Children
  • Blue Engine
  • Bottom Line
  • Child Mind Institute
  • Children's Aid Society (Carrera Program)
  • College Investment Project
  • CollegeBound InitiativeYoung
  • Women's Center for Attention and Learning at Northwell Health Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Leadership Network
  • Comprehensive Development, Inc
  • Cristo Rey
  • Computer Science for All
  • Dream Charter School
  • Eagle Academy Foundation
  • East Harlem Scholars Academy
  • Friends of the Children
  • Harvard University's Education Labs
  • Educators for Excellence
  • Expand ED Schools (formerly TASC)
  • GO Project
  • Good Shepherd Services Brooklyn Frontiers, Research and Service High School, South Brooklyn and West Brooklyn Community High Schools)
  • Harlem RBI
  • Harlem Village Academies
  • iMentor
  • Jewish Child Care Association (Brooklyn Democracy Academy and Reading for Our Future)
  • League Education & Treatment Center
  • Fund for Public Schools
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • New Classrooms Innovation Partners
  • New Visions for Public School
  • New York Public Library
  • Northside Center for Child Development
  • New York City Charter Schools Center
  • NYU McSilver Institute
  • Partnership with Children
  • Reading Partners
  • Relay Graduate School of Education
  • SCO Family of Services (Bronx Arena, East Brooklyn, and North Queens Community High Schools)
  • ScriptEd
  • StudentsFirst New York
  • Success Academy
  • Teach for America
  • Turnaround for Children
  • Uncommon Schools, Inc
  • Urban Arts Partnership
  • Urban Assembly School for Law & Justice
  • Zearn