Greater New York

World Vision serves greater New York City, focusing on the South Bronx and Washington Heights. Our major work began in 2001 following a limited presence since 1987.

Our programs include Essential Supplies, Teacher Resource Center, and Building Materials.

In 2015, we served more than 430,000 children, youth, and adults with our more than 115 partner organizations and more than 1,000 volunteers.


Speaking courageously to make decisions that matter

Vianeli Garcia struggled with feelings of unworthiness through a childhood in foster care. "Oftentimes, I never had a say in what was going on in my own life," recalled the New York City teen. "That's when I made the decision to become a voice for the voiceless—to be involved in making decisions that matter."

She initially got the opportunity through Operation Exodus, a mentoring and tutoring program that receives training from World Vision, and through World Vision's Youth Empowerment Program. YEP helps vulnerable teens gain skills in leadership and civic engagement.   Read more...