Let’s get cash in the hands of those who need it the most.
no questions asked.
We want to scale the idea of a guaranteed income as an innovative, simple, and empowering solution to poverty and inequality, starting with mothers and babies in New York City.
In one of the richest cities in the world, nearly one in four children under the age of 3 live in poverty.
That rate is about ten percentage points above the national childhood poverty rate, and the numbers are even worse for Black and Hispanic children. We can’t accept that, and we won’t.
0%More than a third of young children live in families who could not afford one or more basic necessities
0%Nearly half of NYC’s young children live in lower-opportunity neighborhoods with poverty rates of at least 20 percent
0%A third of young children live with a parent who reports either moderate or serious psychological distress
The earliest days of a child’s life are a crucial period of emotional and mental development.
Studies suggest that early childhood experiences can fuel intergenerational cycles of poverty. Excessive prenatal and postnatal toxic stress can create a lifetime of physical, mental, emotional, and social outcomes.
The most important thing is that the brain of a child will become exactly what the child was exposed to. It is the mirror to the child’s developmental experience.
- Dr. Bruce Perry
This is a city of opportunity -- a city of energy and life. In New York City, anything is possible. And we want to eradicate child poverty.
We’re giving mothers across New York City $500 or $1,000 every month for three years, with no strings attached.
Our goal is to simplify the solution and empower families to secure their own futures. We want to provide mothers and babies with the resources to lift themselves out of poverty so the next generation of New Yorkers has a strong foundation to grow, learn, and turn possibility into reality.