Throughout its history, CLOTH has been dedicated to finding solutions to the problems of poverty and disinvestment that confront our community. We work dynamically to address problems and needs as they arise, keeping pace with the chancing needs and demographics of our residents.
Since its founding in 1952, CLOTH has played an integral role shaping and supporting the Washington Heights and Inwood community, with such notable achievements as...
Establishing the highly successful Community Health Academy of the Heights, a 6th to 12th Grade Public School
Supporting 700+ children annually in our K12 after school summer camps programs
Working with over 200+ adults annually on literacy, computer skills, ESL and job training programs
Creating the First Police Athletic League Play-Street
Developing over 3,000 Units of Affordable Housing
CLOTH was selected as part of the development team that will renovate 1700 units of public housing under the Permanent Affordability Together Program
We are proud of the impact we make in the community we serve each day. Each day our staff is committed to making a difference in the life of each person who comes to us for help or attends our programs.
AT A GLANCE.
...Local residents expected to be served by our Food pantry.
...Units of affordable housing built to date.
...Households received social services under the Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) program.
...Businesses assisted with PPP, marketing, storefront renovation, virtual authors book clubs, and legal assistance throughout the pandemic.
...Children are part of our educational programs, including mentoring, racial equity and justice trainings, community service and Summer Employment programs.
...Children enrolled annually in the Community Health Academy of the Heights (CHAH) after school program.
...CHAH high school graduation rate in the last 5 years. A rate that in fact is higher than NYC grad rate.
...Children attend our PS4 Elementary after school program