Human Services

TUESDAYS CHILDREN

  • New York, NY
  • www.tuesdayschildren.org

Mission Statement

Formed in the aftermath of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Tuesday's Children is a response and recovery organization that supports youth, families, and communities impacted by terrorism and traumatic loss.

Main Programs

  1. Mentoring Program
  2. Project Common Bond
  3. Adult Programs
  4. Career Resource Center
  5. Resiliency Center of Newtown
  6. 9/11 First Responders
  7. Military Families
Service Areas

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International

Throughout the U.S. and internationally

ruling year

2001

Principal Officer

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Ms. Terry Grace Sears

Keywords

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9/11, Youth, Mentoring, Peace Building, Leadership Programs, Career Guidance, Parenting, Community Building, Counseling, Volunteer Opportunities

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EIN

52-2347446

 Number

8035746178

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Tuesday's Children was founded to promote long-term healing in all those directly impacted by the events of Tuesday September 11, 2001. Over the past fifteen years our evidence-based programs – trauma and grief support, youth mentoring, mental health services, skills-building workshops, career resources, parenting advisement, youth leadership development, community and family engagement events and volunteerism opportunities – has helped more than 10,000 individuals globally. Our programs have strengthened resiliency among victims and fostered post-traumatic growth to build common bonds within our community. Our mission today is to keep that promise to all those impacted by terror, violent extremism and war.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Mentoring Program

Serving the greater New York tri-state region, this program is designed to encourage and support mutually beneficial, long-standing relationships between adult role models and children ages 6-18. Mentoring relationships enable children to grow emotionally and socially, build resilience and develop coping skills while encouraging them to make healthy choices. Mentors and children engage in community-based activities twice a month, for a minimum of one year. Events designed to encourage group dynamics, team building and community service are scheduled quarterly.
Tuesday’s Children identifies and recruits mentors through corporations, civic organizations and local media. All mentor candidates undergo thorough background and reference checks and, prior to being assigned, mentors receive special training in childhood development and the stages of grief. The program was designed with the National Mentoring Partnership and Dr. Jean Rhodes, a widely published expert on youth mentoring and a consultant on the program.

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Program 2

Project Common Bond

Tuesday's Children brings together teens, ages 15-20, from around the world to share a “common bond”—the traumatic loss of family member to terrorism. Participants echo the mantra of our program to “Let Our Past Change the Future.” Teens gather for an eight day healing and peace-building symposium in a safe and supportive environment where they engage in dialogue and community-building activities that acknowledge and respect their differences while promoting friendship and understanding.  Tuesday's Children is  building an international community of young people whose lives have been transformed by terrorism, global ambassadors working toward peace, positivity and empowerment. Project COMMON BOND is the most expansive and fastest growing of our programs and the only international program uniting children directly impacted by acts of terrorism.

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Program 3

Adult Programs

Innovative and transformative, Adult Programs address the mental health and life issues faced by families dealing with a traumatic loss. These include health and wellness programs, life management skills such as financial planning, career counseling and job search guidance. Our renowned Creative Insight program develops personal and interpersonal skills for challenging life situations, encourages creative problem solving and enhances communication skills. Parenting programs, developed in collaboration with nationally recognized leaders, address the parent-child relationship, as well as the unique needs of a single parent caring for young children and adolescents.

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Program 4

Career Resource Center

Tuesday’s Children has many years of experience providing career guidance to the families directly impacted by the tragedy of September 11th. The Career Resource Center services are designed to provide young adults with tools and resources necessary to navigate the internship and career process.  Informational seminars, one-on-one sessions, career guidance resources and information are presented to engage each participant. A number of major corporations have committed to offer internship and career opportunities for qualified applicants and have partnered with Tuesday’s Children as career mentors.
 

 

 

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• Seminars, workshops and panel discussions to build skills and share resources
 

 

• Internship, job placement, and shadow day opportunities
 

 

• Participation in Tuesday’s Children’s annual Take Our Children to Work Day program
 

 

• One-on-one career mentor opportunities
 

 

• Networking opportunities with peers and mentors
 

 

• Toolkits and resources for skill building

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Resiliency Center of Newtown

Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) is a program of Tuesday’s Children which is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. RCN was founded by a community member for the community to help with the healing process. RCN will be offering long-term healing to anyone impacted by the tragic events of December 14, 2012, ensuring every individual reaches their full potential. The center will be a welcoming place where people feel comfortable connecting with others and with appropriate services to assist in the healing process.

Resiliency Center of Newtown offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere to engage with the community and provide confidential services located at 153 South Main Street (lower level).

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Children & Youth (0-19 years)

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

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General Public/Unspecified

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Program 6

9/11 First Responders

The Tuesday’s Children First Responder Alliance strives to provide responders and their families with services and programs to alleviate stress and other mental health concerns. The First Responder Alliance has many valuable partners which aim to address urgent needs and provide a bridge to external physical and mental health services.

We have also found that when we connect our First Responder families to other members of the 9/11 community there is a profound and positive impact on collective healing — many of our programs assist families in forming connections, developing support systems and assisting families in coping with chronic mental and physical concerns.

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Military Families

Tuesday’s Children has demonstrated success engaging, mentoring and blending military families in events and programs that build community and promote resilience

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Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Tuesday's Children works in partnership with experts from all over the world in collaboration with mental health professionals to provide long-term healing solutions for all those impacted by terror, violent extremism and war. Our unique model focuses on bringing communities together in the wake of unimaginable tragedy to heal over the long term by providing personalized support and safe space for traumatized families. Our work begins when the emergency response ends – when the true, life-altering impact of the violence sets in. We remain long after other aid organizations and the media have gone.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Over the past fifteen years working with the 9/11 community we have learned invaluable lessons about the long term healing of individuals and communities. We understand how to engage parents, children, widows, families and communities as a whole to earn their trust and develop programs based on their needs. From these lessons we have developed a Long Term Healing Model comprised of a resource guide for implementation strategies; a train-the-trainer curriculum for sharing our lessons learned; and online toolkit for creating community-based long-term healing; and consulting-based guidance for replication and adaptation. We will share this Model with communities worldwide looking to implement their own programs addressing the long-term needs post-terrorist event
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Tuesday's Children has fifteen years of experience working with children and families who have experience traumatic loss. We have developed programs specific to the needs of the community we serve and modified and expanded those services as the needs change. For example, recognizing the similarities in traumatic loss in Military Families of the Fallen, we recently implemented an initiative to expand our programming to the military space.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Our success is measure in the lives we touch. We are committed to our community for the long term as we know, healing from grief can take years and anniversaries and different events can trigger many of the reactions and feelings first felt after a traumatic loss. We are successful when we can share our lessons learned with more individuals and communities.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Over 10,000 individuals directly impacted by the vents of Tuesday, September 11 have been supported by Tuesday's Children; over 6,000 individuals are currently served by the First Responder Alliance, a Tuesday's Children program that connects Tuesday, September 11 first responder families to other members of the community. More than 500 young adults from over 20 countries, all affected by terrorism or violent extremism, have come together to heal at Project Common Bond, a Tuesday's Children program. And over 1,600 youth have joined the Career Resource Center supported by our network of corporate and industry contacts.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Throughout the U.S. and internationally

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Financials

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TUESDAY'S CHILDREN
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

TUESDAYS CHILDREN

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Terry Grace Sears

BIO

Terry Sears, Executive Director, long devoted to the challenges surrounding children and young women, served as the Chair of the Board of Tuesday's Children since its founding early in 2002 until 2005 when she assumed the role of Executive Director. A graduate of Fordham University, Terry serves on the Board of the Grace Institute in Manhattan, NY, the Sarita Kennedy East Foundation, the Santa Maria Foundation, and Our Lady of Grace Montessori School in Manhasset.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

John Cahalane

Managing Director, Tradeweb

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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No

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?