"Coming to Year Up restored the feeling I had before I dropped out of college. I feel like I'm moving forward again. Now I have something to tell people when they ask what I'm doing."

—Year Up


Out of school and out of work, 350,000 young New Yorkers have fallen through the cracks. Many lack a support network or even a positive role model and have slipped into homelessness, jail, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, or worse. Without help, their future is grim.


Robin Hood's youth programs helped over 4,000 low-income CUNY community college students earn an Associate's degree and nearly 6,000 "disconnected" New Yorkers earn their High School Equivalency diploma, with 800 also securing jobs. In addition, our programs enabled more than 5,500 youths to control their anti-social behavior.


  • BronxWorks-Excel Program
  • Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
  • CUNY At Home in College
  • CUNY Guttman Community College
  • CUNY John Jay ACE Program
  • East Side House Settlement
  • Future Now at Bronx Community College
  • Green City Force
  • Goddard Riverside OPTIONS
  • Good Shephard Services - Youth Residences
  • Good Shephard Services - LifeLink
  • Kingsborough Community College - Opening Doors
  • Learning Communities
  • LaGuardia Community College Bridge to College and Careers
  • New Profit-Social Impact Pathways Fund
  • New Settlement Apartments
  • New York City District Council of Carpenters, Building Works
  • NPower
  • Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
  • Per Scholas
  • Queens Community House
  • Stanley M Isaacs Neighborhood Center
  • TheDream
  • Turning Point
  • Union Settlement Association
  • Year Up