Our Story

Our Beginnings
Our journey started in 2011 with a global perspective. We recognized the challenges faced by young minds in impoverished areas of Honduras. The passion to provide them with the means to thrive, grow, and succeed led to the inception of Give Chances. Our experiences in Honduras laid the foundation for our commitment to fostering educational opportunities, inspiring us to bring this vision back to the United States.

Established in 2015, Give Chances has grown into a nationwide initiative, headquartered proudly in New Jersey. Our commitment remains unwavering.

Educational Commitment
At our core is a commitment to providing high-quality education. Our free after-school programs focus on supporting children from low-income families, providing resources and guidance for academic excellence.

Empowering Through Creativity
Going beyond traditional support, our art and job training programs empower people with disabilities. We believe in the strength of creativity and the dignity that comes with meaningful employment, fostering independence.

Nurturing Tomorrow's Leaders
Dedicated to nurturing leadership potential, our programs instill resilience, teamwork, and a sense of responsibility in young minds. We encourage them to dream big with the right support.

Community Collaboration
Give Chances thrives on community involvement. Various volunteer opportunities allow individuals to contribute to the positive change we're striving for. Together, we build a community where everyone has the chance to thrive.

Join Our Journey!
Our story is still unfolding, and we invite you to be part of it.

What is the achievement gap?

Individuals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds often start at a disadvantage compared to their more affluent counterparts, and unfortunately, many struggle to bridge this gap throughout their academic, professional, and personal lives.

  • 1 in 5 children in the US live in poverty.

  • The income achievement gap increased by 40% between 1970 and 2001, and continues to grow.

  • Current estimates suggest it would take at least 60 years to close the income achievement gap as it now stands.

How We're Making a Difference

At Give Chances, our primary programs are crafted to foster the growth and confidence of students and participants from economically disadvantaged backgrounds through accessible educational or job training initiatives.

Our vision is to create spaces where participants and volunteers can:

  • Foster continuous learning and personal growth

  • Cultivate effective communication and collaboration skills

  • Engage in meaningful service and share their experiences

  • For Program Participants

    A supportive environment to enhance personal development, nurture unique talents, and build confidence.

  • For Volunteers

    Opportunities to cultivate leadership and communication skills while empowering others to become catalysts for change, aspiration, and action.

  • For Communities

    Assistance and resources to overcome financial barriers, alleviating economic burdens for those facing economic challenges.