Power of Two has a collaborative and high-performance environment where everyone is focused on improving long-term outcomes for children living in the most vulnerable communities in New York City. Our team is culturally sensitive, extensively trained, and representative of the communities we serve. At Power of Two we provide our team members with the support, resources and information they need to be successful.
Who We Are
Our mission at Power of Two is to nurture the inherent potential in every child and family—equipping them to transform their own lives and strengthen their communities. Since our launch in 2015, we have delivered the evidence-based Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up parent coaching program to nearly 3,000 families across New York City.
Our work centers on the neighborhoods of Brownsville, Brooklyn and the South Bronx, where we take a strengths-based approach to our engagement with families—93% of whom identify as people of color. We foster interpersonal relationships and resilience in communities that face prolonged exposure to toxic stress. Nurturing and responsive parenting can be particularly difficult for caregivers who face multiple stressors, leaving them with limited emotional capacity for them to focus on children in a sensitive way. For their young children, exposure to stress can lead to disorganized and insecure attachments to their caregivers, dysregulated stress system functioning, and emerging behavior problems—issues that place children at risk for mental health disorders, physical health problems, and gaps in achievement later in life.
Through our 10-week parent coaching program, parents learn to interact with their children in more sensitive, responsive ways—the building blocks of stronger parent-child attachments. Research shows that secure attachment gives young children the confidence they need to explore the world around them, discover new concepts, form positive relationships with others, and create the foundations of long-term emotional and physical health.
Our goal for the coming years is to extend our reach throughout New York City, and you could be integral to achieving this goal!
Outreach Specialist (Brooklyn Engagement Associate)
Under the supervision of the Engagement Manager, the Engagement Associate is responsible for conducting outreach to community residents. The position requires strong interpersonal skills to make connections and build relationships with families and community-based agencies. The Engagement Associate uses a variety of strategies to directly recruit families for Power of Two’s programming, including tabling, canvassing, and event planning. They are also responsible for the critical work of re-engaging families who have previously dropped from the program.
Learn more and submit an application here.