At IAR, we provide academic enrichment, expose to STEM, career leadership, one-on-one mentoring, college prep, youth advocacy, social and service learning and free visitation trips, when appropriate, to reunite children with their missing incarcerated parent(s).

We engage and motivate elected representatives, public/private organizations, foundations and communities to become our partners by realizing the impact that of urban communities and involvement in the justice system has on children.

We serviced over 1000 individuals, youth, their siblings, guardians, and other family members.
We aim to prepare each child for admission to college to increase their future life options. We give parents the strength to better themselves through our commitment to provide programs and services for their children.

IAR is uniquely located at The City College University of New York. We empower low-income children and youth and provide them with the opportunity to develop new skills and realize their full potential.


At IAR, we create an academic friendly atmosphere that allows children and families to deal positively with the social ills of society, and for some families comfort to break their silence about having a loved one who is incarcerated. We increase government agencies and official’s interest in reducing barriers to serving children and families impacted by incarceration.

  We foster resources from computers to lawns, classroom to labs and we aim for academic enrichment of every participant enrolled in our services.

We help youth feel safe, inspired and our University location are free from the dangers of territorialism that exists between youths throughout urban neighbors.  Our participants from middle school to high school come prepared and eager to begin our programmatic  activities.  At IAR, kids learn, compete and even win competitions in a number of our science and robotic related workshops.


We soak children in the collegiate setting, “normalize” education beyond middle and high school, and spark the imagination and conversations about their positive future.

At IAR, we inspire to change and save lives.


For more information on any of our programs or to enroll a child, please contact our main office at 212.650.5894. You can email us at info@inarmsreach.net and/or click on our Get Involved menu, and scroll down to Enroll a Child.