We’re pleased to learn that the NBC halftime broadcast of tomorrow’s Notre Dame vs. Rice University college football game (3:30 PM EST) will feature a unique story. Tune in to learn about the architect who designed the Robin Hood funded, hurricane resilient housing implemented in Union Beach after Hurricane Sandy.
Shopping for school supplies? You can support Robin Hood by using Amazon Smile! A portion of your order’s purchase price will go directly to fighting poverty in NYC.
How it works:
New to Amazon Smile
- Visit smile.amazon.com and log in with Amazon account information.
- When asked which charity you’d like to support, simply type “Robin Hood” into the search bar and choose the first selection.
Every penny counts and even the smallest donations to Robin Hood can have a big impact:
- $1.20 provides a meal for a hungry New Yorker
- $30 pays for a weekly MetroCard, allowing a poor New Yorker to travel to and from work
- $75 feeds a New York family of three for a week
- $100 shelters a homeless New York family for a night
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While Robin Hood directly funds poverty-fighting programs only in NYC, our reach extends far beyond that. Because we focus so obsessively on outcomes and results, Robin Hood and a team of leading economists (including our on-staff senior economist Michael M. Weinstein), have developed what many consider the most advanced evaluation tools for directly measuring cost-benefit ratios for poverty-fighting programs across disciplines. The bottom line is this—whether it’s an early childhood program, school, job training initiative, health care support, or youth services program—the focus is on the impact of future earnings potential for the participant.
Because of this unique and precedent-setting approach, many of the programs that we develop here either are replicated nationally or influence policy and practices in major markets. Thus our donors and board members based outside New York City think of Robin Hood as the nation’s “research lab” for poverty fighting innovation and education reform. Which makes sense, given that NYC has the largest concentration of poverty in the nation. To give you a sense of scale, the 1.8 million New Yorkers living below the poverty line exceeds the entire citywide populations of Boston, Atlanta, and Denver combined. So it’s the logical locale for testing and replicating evidence-based methodologies and then taking them to scale.
We are excited to see Robin Hood’s approach of applying investment principles to charitable giving having a growing impact on the field of philanthropy in general. Both Harvard and Stanford have done extensive case studies on our approach and teach it as part of their core curriculum in their business schools. And we’ve also inspired the launch of other charities based on these principles across the country, including Tipping Point in San Francisco and A Better Chicago. We are thrilled to have helped play a small role in the launch of the latest poverty fighting nonprofit The Lever Fund based in Washington D.C.
Learn more about this exciting organization and Robin Hood’s part.