September at Operation Exodus Inner City

On September 11th Operation Exodus Inner City welcomed many new and returning faces for the start of the fall semester! After a successful summer, we

Will DACA Dreams Die?

The Uncertain Fate of DACA Students About 800,000 undocumented young adults have endured weeks of tension over the uncertain fate of DACA, which for

Pre-Teen Hope in the Heights

Age of Opportunity There is no more important time in youth development than middle school. These are adolescents just a few years away from being yo

Phone Free Zones">Phone Free Zones

What's Next? "Phone Free" Zones   "When friendship is conducted online and through texts, kids are doing this in a context stripped of many of

New Youth Development Executive Arrives Uptown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Operation Exodus names Dr. Mark Gonzalez as Chief Executive Officer to oversee and expand youth development offerings uptown.

Uptown Arts Are Thriving

Uptown, Arts Are Thriving  Th documentary film "Buhoneros," is a great example of the importance of art to document our past and teach us about our

Where’s Aldo?

Keeping It Real Because of the intensity of the theory of change work Exodus is doing, the high school schedule has changed, as the team focuses on b

Why Mentors Matter

Mentoring More Important Than Education? People, especially youth who feel marginalized by socio-economic status or ethnicity, tend to disconnect fro

ENDING THE SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE

This young man, who has incredible potential, grew up with a very unstable home life and few resources. Very early in his elementary school years, Wil

Are the NYC High School Fairs, Fair?">Are the NYC High School Fairs, Fair?

Students that have been attending low performing elementary & middle schools in NYC's poorest districts often emerge to find their high school cho