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Shaped by Community.

The first 1000 days of a child’s life are full of enormous opportunities. It is a time of rapid change and monumental growth. It is also a time where short-term, strategic support of families can have an everlasting impact on the lives of children, their health, and their communities.

Our mission at Power of Two is to nurture the inherent potential in every child and family — equipping them with the tools to transform their own lives and strengthen their communities.

Power of Two envisions an equitable society with strong communities where families thrive and children are healthy, safe, and able to reach their full potential.

Power of Two's Work.

Power of Two was created to help families heal from the root causes of trauma, help children thrive, and strengthen community cohesion. At our core, we are a community-based organization that is maximizing the positive effects of responsive parenting and supporting stronger relationships between caregivers and children, shown to have lifelong positive impacts on the health and well-being of children. It sets the foundation from which we engage the wider community in healing. We do all this with a racial and social justice lens, so ensure brighter futures for Black and Brown families in New York City. 

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In-Home Parent Coaching

Our Parent Coaches partner with caregivers to deliver Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC), an evidence-based, rigorously tested program that helps caregivers tap into their inherent potential to parent sensitively. We combine science with a community-centered approach that contributes to healing from trauma, builds parental confidence and pride, reduces parental depression, strengthens the emotional bonds between caregivers and children.

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Connection to Community Supports and Resources

We take an intersectional approach to healing and addressing the social determinants of health. When families enroll in our programming, our Community Resource Specialists reach out and serve as a bridge to community supports that address other social determinants of health. They provide families with comprehensive referrals to additional resources offered by trusted partners in our communities.


Community Advocacy

We have intentionally created a platform for graduates of our program to leverage their self-agency and bring attention to the specific needs and challenges families face in our communities. Program Graduates have the opportunity to become Community Ambassadors so they can tap into their voice, own their narratives, and harness the collective power of the community to design systems that work for all of us.

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of the depressive symptoms eliminated in at-risk caregivers

This year, Power of Two caught up with some of our first program graduates who reflected on how building early bonds with their children is still helping them thrive.


Meet Some of Power of Two Families

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Are you a family who wants to get involved?

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Meet the Power of Two team.

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