Opening the door to their future
Changing the lives of at-risk children through an after-school program linked to college campuses and a program for adults seeking a second chance for meaningful employment
Help Yourself Win Foundation
The Help Yourself Win Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) public charitable organization, was formed in 2019 through the consolidation of the Help Yourself Foundation and Schenectady-Win, Inc. Both public foundations seek to change the prospects for those at-risk of being left behind, with the new foundation continuing to support and strengthen the efforts of the consolidated initiatives.
Help Yourself Academies
Colleges often reach out to high school students; however, by then it can be too late. We try to reach at-risk kids before they have lost interest or have seen their dreams drift. Through the creation of after-school academies on college campuses, we help children catch those drifting dreams and turn them into reality.
WIN (Working in Neighborhoods)
We seek to change the prospects for unemployed or underemployed individuals by providing them with a second chance through a program of study and training. At the end of a process that will take roughly one year to complete, participants advance from welfare to work.