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Cappy C
Thomas Jefferson Park
(East Harlem)
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the project

Why do people in the Upper East Side live 9 years longer than people in East Harlem? Why does East Harlem confront some of the worst health and achievement outcomes in NYC? How can we fix these problems?

¡Palante! is a summer camp for health justice. We study the air and water, we learn about climate change effects on our neighborhood, and we plan solutions. We spend everyday outside all day because this is the place to be.

Our youth leaders coordinate involvement of the whole family—the littlest kids through the oldest kids plus parents.

Our partners activate community resources—the neighborhood is our strength.

Science, art, play, biking, walking, gardening, history, exploration, activism... and change!

Thank you for any amount you give.




the steps

June 27-July 8: Leadership training camp

July 11-Aug 4: Camp!

Aug 5: Wrap-up party for families

Aug 8-19: Youth leaders prepare our report

Aug 22-26: We present our results and plan to neighborhood decision-makers

why we're doing it

We've been evolving over a decade! We've served hundreds, and traveled thousands of miles!

AND...Program evaluations consistently show our youth reduce their self-reported stress compared to peers!

AND...Our families have been connected to dozens of neighborhood resources for health, food, housing and more!

AND...Our empowered kids are leaders for their generation! See them present their work here:


Sponsor a Youth Leader: $1000

Science Supplies: $500

Art Supplies: $500

NYC Ferry trips: $500

Weekly Food: $200

Zine Printing: $100

T-shirts: $20 each


ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
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