Partnership with Robin Hood

Fund for Early Learning better known as FUEL is a partnership with Robin Hood to implement and expand ongoing efforts to help children build the key cognitive, social and emotional skills they need to succeed in school and life. This initiative aims to educate about the challenges of early childhood education and the science behind brain development.

"I am excited that the NYC Children's Cabinet will partner with Robin Hood's FUEL so that we are able to support parents, caregivers and community members to improve the well-being outcomes of babies and toddlers throughout our city," said Benita Miller, Executive Director of the NYC Children's Cabinet. "Our aim is to work at the community-level and support families readying babies and toddlers for the next stages of life."

  • Early Childhood Round Table -Major stakeholders meet monthly to discuss issues facing impacting babies during their first 1,000 days of life. Knowing that consistency and relational development is essential to brain development; stakeholders engage in discussions on how to better support babies and their families. .
  • Coalition with Community Partners -Brownsville - "Brownsville United is a dynamic project that seeks input from the entire community to achieve better outcomes for Brownsville's youngest residents," said Keith Little, Deputy Executive Director of SCO Family of Services. "With support from Robin Hood, SCO is partnering with Community Solutions to engage parents, educators, service providers, and community leaders to ensure that the 10,000 children under the age of three in Brownsville have every opportunity to succeed. The community's priorities will be met with actionable solutions that leverage the vibrancy of the community and the strength of its families.
  • South Bronx United - "South Bronx Rising Together is committed to ensuring every young person in the heart of the South Bronx is on the pathway to college and career," said Phoebe Boyer, President and CEO of The Children's Aid Society and Dianne Morales, Present and Executive Director of Phipps Neighborhoods, in a joint statement. "We know that means starting at birth and paying particular attention to the needs of children under three years of age and their families. We appreciate First Lady Chirlane McCray's leadership and grateful for FUEL's support, and are thrilled to be working with Robin Hood, the NYC Children's Cabinet, and the families and early childhood providers in the South Bronx on this critically important effort."
  • Research Partners – Through its partnership with Robin Hood , the  Cabinet receives research and evaluation support from New York University, The University of Chicago - Chapin Hall Center for Children, & Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child. This partnership guides our work in understanding children's developmental milestones and implementing tool-kits to ensure healthy development.