By studying the impact of adversity on the developing brain,
Turnaround for Children is on to something big. It is connecting the dots
between poverty, stress and academic performance.
Turnaround translates the science that explains the impact of
stress on learning and behavior for teachers and administrators into tools and
strategies that cultivate a safe environment, reduce stress, increase readiness
to learn and accelerate student development and academic achievement.
Turnaround acts as a catalyst for change by raising awareness about and
addressing the challenges that affect any school facing adversity, particularly
those in high-poverty communities.
Over the past 14 years, the nonprofit organization has grown from an idea into an organization with a $13.4 million annual operating budget and over 60 employees. Currently Turnaround partners with 10 schools in New York City, Newark, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., serving more than 4,100 students and nearly 500 teachers. Turnaround's central office is located in midtown Manhattan.