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Children of Promise, NYC Breaking the Cycle with Founder, Sharon Content

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Sharon Content is the Founder and President of Children of Promise NYC, a community-based organization in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, with a mission to embrace the children of incarcerated parents and empower them to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system. Sharon successfully developed a unique and innovative program - the only one of its kind in New York City that now serves 350 children and families per year.

Under Sharon’s leadership, Children of Promise NYC has evolved from a small community-based organization to a growing sustainable non-profit that has served more than 1,000 children and families impacted by incarceration. 

She and the organization have been publicly recognized and honored for its exemplary work. Sharon was the recipient of the prestigious Hidden Heroes Award from the Andrew Goodman Foundation, a New York Post Liberty Medal for Leadership, and the Brooklyn Foundation’s Do Gooder Award.

Children of Promise NYC, was selected as "Agency of the Year" by the New Jersey Nets and was recently featured in a number of media outlets including, The New Yorker Presents, MSNBC, the New York Daily News, CNN World, ABC’s Secret Millionaire, BBC and several others. Visit www.cpnyc.org.

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