Basic Organization Information
Computers for Youth Foundation, Inc.
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- Physical Address:
New York, NY
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- NTEE Category:
P Human Services
P30 Children's and Youth Services
S Community Improvement, Capacity Building
S30 Economic Development
B Educational Institutions
B90 Educational Services and Schools - Other
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CFY helps students in low-income communities, together with their teachers and families, harness the power of digital learning to improve educational outcomes.
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Ms. Elisabeth A. Stock
Elisabeth Stock built CFY from a nascent non-profit in 1999 to a national leader in helping students in low-income communities, together with their teachers and families, harness the power of digital learning to improve educational outcomes. Recognized as an expert in her field, Elisabeth has been awarded a life-long Ashoka fellowship and has served as an advisor to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the NYC Department of Education. In 2007, she was also appointed to serve on the New York City Broadband Advisory Committee. Elisabeth has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on National Public Radio and has published a policy paper with the Benton Foundation. Prior to her work at CFY, Elisabeth served as a White House Fellow (1996-1997), where she was the principal architect of a program that enables Federal agencies to donate surplus computers directly to needy schools. She also worked at the Vera Institute of Justice and helped the Open Society Institute start the After-School Corporation. She was a high school teacher for two years while a Peace Corps volunteer and later worked for the World Bank on appropriate technology in Africa, traveling extensively and publishing numerous articles. Elisabeth served as a member of the MIT Board of Trustees (1997-2002) and is the youngest individual ever to be appointed to the MIT Executive Committee (2000-2002). She continues to serve on committees for the Institute. Elisabeth was honored by Crain's New York Business in 2001 as one of 40 New Yorkers under 40 shaping the city. She holds four degrees from MIT: two bachelor's degrees—one in engineering and one in writing—and two master's degrees—one in urban planning and one in technology and policy. She also holds a patent for a medical device.
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CFY Digital Learning Program
- Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
CFY's Digital Learning Program is a whole school/community initiative that helps students, teachers, and families in low-income communities fully harness the power of digital learning. The core components of the program include:
Training for families and teachers
· Family Learning Workshops where parents and their children learn together about a wide range of digital learning activities and experience a learning partnership model that they can continue in the home.
· Professional development and online tools for teachers so they can make learning more engaging within the classroom and extend learning beyond the classroom and into the home.
Home technology access for families
· A free home computer loaded with educational software that becomes the child's to keep, free online subscriptions to additional educational software, and 24x7 bilingual help desk support.
· Information about affordable broadband options which, combined with a focus on the educational relevance of broadband, promotes adoption and effective use of online resources including CFY's K-12 learning platform, PowerMyLearning.com(http://www.powermylearning.com/) .
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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit
Student Achievement & Engagement —CFY has had a statistically significant impact on standardized math test scores (ETS Study), and has also had a significant impact on increasing student effort in class (Comparison Study).
Teacher Instruction — CFY has enabled teachers to create blended learning environments that are tied to the Common Core standards and that address different learning styles and modalities (Data from observational rubric). Teachers have successfully extended students’ learning time at home (Usage data from PowerMyLearning).
Parental Involvement and Learning Resources in the Home —CFY has increased parental participation in student’s learning as reported by 94% of principals (Study by NYU researcher); and has boosted parents’ rates of broadband adoption from only 45% having broadband prior to CFY’s program to 90% having it three months later (Evaluation for the federal government).