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 in the late 1990's.
Our programs include Essential Supplies, Teacher Resource Center, Building Materials, and Youth Empowerment Program.
In FY12, we served more than 700,000 children, youth, and adults with our more than 300 partner organizations and nearly 1,800 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...