Elementary school to high school grades
Get a library card for services
Access free one-on-one tutoring for children from 2pm-11pm with Brainfuse at the New York Public Library. To set an appointment with a tutor, log in with your library card number. If you do not have a library card yet, get one by signing up here.
► Get live tutoring for core areas such as mathematics (basic skills to Calculus II), science, reading and writing assignments, social studies, Spanish, English as a Second Language, Writing and essay feedback, and academic skills building.
► For older students, there are test prep and career services. To get more information about Brainfuse visit https://www.nypl.org/about/remote-resources/kids-and-teens/homework-help-brainfuse
Visit Brainfuse to learn more.
The Backpack Project NYC website
Dropoff 1: 1396 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY 11216 (Nicholas Brooklyn Store)
Dropoff 2: 4112 41 Street, Long Island NY 11104 *dropoff box located in the lobby
The Backpack Project is providing each student with the necessary school supplies to have a successful school year. For more information about events and how to get school supplies for your child, call 347-227-1709.
Device Request form
Find Your School
Have the student’s ID number in hand
If you need a device for your child for the fall, use the DOE’s Device Request form. This information will be shared with your school so they can work with you to ensure your child has a device for blended or remote learning this Fall. If you need to contact your child’s school, use Find A School, and click on the General Information section of the school details.
Who Can Request an iPad
Any child, from 3K to grade 12, who attends an NYC public school, DOE Pre-K, or 3K program (NYCEEC/FCC) and who needs a device is eligible to receive a device for remote learning.
Charter school students who are eligible for devices:
–3K-12 students with individualized education programs (IEPs)
–3K-12 students who are living in a shelter, foster care, or are living doubled up who need a device
Private School Students who are eligible for devices:
–K-12 students who were recommended for non-public school placement by the DOE and placed at a state-approved non-public school by the Central Based Support Team
–K-12 students who attend a private or religious school and also receive special education services from the DOE, typically through an Individualized Education Services Program (IESP), who need a device for such services
Preschool students who receive special education services from the DOE, including students in NY State-Approved 4410 providers and students receiving related services or Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) services.
Family Crisis Center at New York Foundling
Locations in each borough
Parenting Support Helpline 1(888) 435-7553
The New York Foundling main phone number (212) 633-9300
If you are facing a crisis impacting your family such as loss of housing, parental health issues, domestic violence, or other situation the Maria Crisis Lucadamo Nursery can provide short-term child care and holistic for you and your child while you are addressing these crises.
Call the Family Crisis Center and Nursery at 1(888) 435-7553 for help and emergency child care.
The New York Foundling that manages the Nursery Care Center also has a wide array of programs and resources to help families together. Check them out here.