We cannot say it any better than the children we’ve helped and the teachers, CFU staff and volunteers who have helped them.

Read our success stories in their own words:

Daniel, Grade 5

Daniel, Grade 5

“Before I went to Council for Unity, some of the other kids would make fun of me just for being who I was.  In Council I can help people by being who I am.  I like to make people happy and I believe that you can do anything if you try and practice.”

Mr. D'Angelo, Principal 

Mr. D'Angelo, Principal 

“Council For Unity has been a tremendous tool in transforming the culture at PS 228, The David A. Boody Middle School, over the past six years. CFU has been embedded into our curriculum and afterschool programs. CFU is a powerful game changer in our efforts to create a Bully-Free Zone. Every school in NYC needs CFU!“

 
Carolina, Grade 12

Carolina, Grade 12

“Council for Unity is a place to feel invited, trusted, cared for.  A place to turn to when you need guidance.  A place where friends are made, where walls that hide our personas are torn down and inspire you to better yourself.  It helped me motivate myself not lose hope ever.  It is a family.”

Imani, Grade 12

Imani, Grade 12

“In Council for Unity we get to control the class and with the help of these lessons, I am  able to help myself become a better person and help other people become better  Council  for Unity changed me.  I totally stopped following my friends, if they go to cut school, I stay in school.”

 
Denisia, Grade 12

Denisia, Grade 12

“Council for Unity has made a difference in my life in many ways.  It helped me grow and learnt that my behavior has an impact on others so I needed to change my act.  Being here, I’ve learned ways to handle myself in situations and control my actions.  I needed to learn to have cautions with others feelings.”

Hayma, Grade 10

Hayma, Grade 10

“Council for Unity has made a difference in my life with just the positive people around me.  In Council for Unity there is a trust that you can’t find everywhere.  There’s a security blanket to comfort you when you feel your life is crashing before your eyes.  They (Council class) showed me what family is really about!”