My Brother's Keeper of New Rochelle
In April 2015, New Rochelle was the first community in Westchester and one of the first in the state to accept President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge, which aims to lift all students, particularly boys and young men of color. This cradle-to-career initiative is designed to close the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color from ages birth to 24 by improving school readiness, grade-level reading, academic success, college access, vocational training and violence prevention. MBK New Rochelle is a dynamic coalition bringing together dozens of volunteers and more than 100 local non-profit partners. As a partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the School District, MBKNewRo accesses the City’s vast municipal, community and educational resources.