A good education is one of the surest pathways to economic mobility, enabling New Yorkers to graduate high school prepared for college or living-wage careers. Robin Hood funds efforts to create higher-quality learning experiences for all students from the cradle to adulthood.

By the Numbers



of the 1.06 million students in NYC public schools live in poverty

1 in 2

Black and Latino high schoolers graduate college-ready



of NYC Schools students go on to earn a college degree

Charter Schools

Increase access to charter schools to provide more options to families.

College Completion

 Increase college persistence and completion by scaling and expanding evidence-based programs like CUNY ASAP and CUNY ACE.

Quality Materials & Training

Ensure all schools use high-quality, culturally responsive, and evidence-based instructional materials and that all current and future teachers are trained to use these materials.

Career Opportunities

Expand work-based learning, early college, and dual enrollment opportunities to create a college and career readiness pipeline for all students, elementary school through college.

Computing Education

Train all future and current teachers to integrate computing education (computational thinking, computer science, AI) across the curriculum, including through the scaling up of Computing Integrated Teacher Education (CITE) at CUNY.