Police Athletic League (PAL) is New York City’s largest independent youth development not-for-profit organization that operates head start/day care, after-school, evening teen, summer day camp, youth employment, truancy prevention, juvenile justice and re-entry, city-wide sports, play streets and part-time centers, food service, and adventure learning programs for pre-school kids, children and adolescents ages 3 to 19.

THE POINT Community Development Corporation is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) dedicated to youth development and the cultural and economic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx. We work with our neighbors to celebrate the life and art of our community, an area traditionally defined solely in terms of its poverty, crime rate, poor schools and substandard housing. We believe the area’s residents, their talents and aspirations, are THE POINT’s greatest assets.

We partner with the FoodBank for New York City to offer CookShop for Schools, with two components.

    • CookShop Classroom uses hands-on exploration and cooking activities to foster children’s enjoyment and consumption of healthy foods, as well as their appreciation for good nutrition.
    • CookShop for Families offers workshops for parents and guardians. The workshops offer the skills and knowledge needed to make CookShop part of their families’ daily lives through simple, healthy recipes using fresh, affordable ingredients.

New Yorkers for Parks' The Daffodil Project was founded in 2001 as a living memorial to September 11. With nearly FIVE MILLION free bulbs planted citywide by more than 100,000 school kids, parks and gardening groups, civic organizations, corporate volunteers and other New Yorkers, it is one of the largest volunteer efforts in the city’s history. Each year hundreds of P.S. 48 students participate in plantings in Hunts Point.

NYC Parks and City Parks Foundation's Partnerships for Parks and collaborates with P.S. 48 to organize It's My Park Day volunteer projects in Hunts Point's Drake Park. Hundreds of P.S. 48 students volunteer in stewardship activities like mulching, bulb planting, leaf raking, and maintaining the park for the community.