Your support helps WHEDco reach over 35,000 people each year, giving more families the opportunity to transform their lives and build stronger communities.
We spend $0.85 of every dollar on programs.
Many Bronx families are prospering – some, for the first time. They are enjoying the things we all need: nice homes, safe neighborhoods, opportunities for our children, and economic independence. But many others are being left behind.
Your contribution will help more people have the same life changing experience as Benito Quezada, who moved here with his family from the Dominican Republic eight years ago, and has lived at our Intervale Green development since 2009. Mr. Quezada credits life at Intervale Green with giving his family a fresh start. The Quezadas live in a comfortable apartment on a tree-lined street; more stores are opening nearby, the streets are well-lit at night; it feels safe. The Quezadas grow produce on Intervale Green’s rooftop farm, eating well and saving money, and the family’s oldest daughter, Amelia, who spoke limited English when she moved to the Bronx, was accepted to Yale, Brown, and Harvard, and is now attending Harvard on full scholarship.
“I am so proud. I am thankful for so much. Living here has helped my family. It’s clean and safe and maybe people don’t realize how important that is.” – Benito Quezada