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Robin Hood is New York’s largest poverty-fighting philanthropy.  Robin Hood created FUEL for 50 (Fund for Early Learning) as part of a 3-year initiative and six-year commitment to transform New York City into an early learning metropolis by supporting caregivers of children from the ages of 0 to 3 as they navigate the challenges of early learning and development.  Selected from a pool of 350+ applicants representing the five boroughs in NYC, 50 community-led programs were chosen, ranging from mental health and job training to legal services and immigration. Each will receive unrestricted funding for up to $25,000, access to exclusive workshops, and the opportunity to apply for up to $1 million in future funding for the next two years in lieu of extending their critical work.

“On behalf of HITN, I am delighted to offer my congratulations to the winners of Robin Hood’s FUEL for 50 Challenge. Each awardee has found a unique and exciting way to engage the parents and caregivers of early learners to ensure their children have a great start in life. HITN is honored to be part of this initiative,” said Mike Nieves, CEO & President of HITN.

To date, FUEL has partnered with various community-based organizations to reach over 75,000 children and caregivers. To learn more about the 50 extraordinary awardees and further share their mission and success, please visit 


HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 40 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice. For more information, please visit

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