Champions for Quality Education

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Basic Information

Address: 1011 First Avenue, Suite 1800 New York, NY 10022
Phone Number: 6467943376
Director: Susan Madon

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Catholic education
Population Served: Catholic elementary schools in New York City
Ages for Volunteer: 25+
Mission Statement:

Champions for Quality Education (Champions)* strengthens Catholic elementary schools by providing academic, enrichment, and capital upgrades to ensure that students receive a top-notch, competitive education at their Catholic school.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Champions is a 501(C)3 charity serving students in the elementary schools of the Archiocese of New York through advisory board training and recruitment, capital improvement grants, the Catholic Alumni Partnership and other important initiatives. Tax ID 13-3574491

Program History:

For over 200 years, students and communities of all socioeconomic backgrounds have been served by the Archdiocese of New York’s (ADNY) Catholic elementary schools. This rich tradition continues today where a strong, values-filled education propels youth to lead lives of purpose. However, an infusion of resources for technology, academic enhancements and enrichment programming is needed to give our boys and girls the tools and knowledge necessary to compete in this complex society.

Champions for Quality Education connects individuals and businesses with these elementary schools to provide the modern infrastructure necessary to support student development.

Additional Information:

Our Students

  • 99% of high school seniors graduate
  • 98% pursue post-secondary education
  • 70% live near or below the federal poverty level
  • 53% are raised by a single parent

Our Schools

  • 130 elementary school served
  • 43,900 students enrolled
  • 16 schools matched with advisory boards
  • $7,000 average annual cost to educate a Catholic school student (compared to $20,000 in public school)