What are we doing,
and why are we doing it.


Our mission is to create Latino leaders by providing children in our community a safe environment where they can partake in activities and programs that will help them build their self-confidence, leadership, and communication skills and equip them with tools to become the leaders of the next generation.


Our vision is to create a safe network where Latino leaders of the future can flourish and reach their full potential.


Niño de la Caridad Foundation was founded by Dr. Denise Nuñez at a time when she used to work as a Pediatric Critical Care Physician in the Bronx. As she provided medical care to the local community, she started noticing the lack of resources that were available to Hispanic and Latinx families in the borough.For years, Bronx families have been facing great barriers. More than 40% of children in the Bronx live in poverty, compared to 20.6% statewide. Poverty is one of the most important reasons why children do not attend school or college.

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Leaders of the Future (LOTF)

Leaders of the Future (LOTF) is an engaging, skill-building after-school program aimed at preparing junior and senior high school students for a life filled with purpose, unlimited opportunities, and future success.

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The Caterpillar Homework Club

The Caterpillar Homework Club (CHC) offers interactive social-emotional wellness, skills development, and cooperative learning activities for students between second and eighth grades.

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The Health Bucks Program

This program offers families in Bronx nutrition workshops. The workshops aim to educate the community on ways to create healthy eating habits, make wise food choices, and adopt effective budgeting techniques that allow families to plan their spending which in turn enables them to purchase healthy and nutritious foods.

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Robotics Program

NDLC’s Robotics program gives our high school students the opportunity to design and build cutting edge robots. They learn valuable engineering skills, and have fun doing it! The LOFT students have hopes of participating in various robotics competitions at the local, state, and national level.


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Parent Programs

Our parent engagement programs offer parents guidance on the best ways to support their children through their academic journeys. They also help create a safe space for parents to unite and converse about the various obstacles that they face when helping their children.


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A Night of Hope Gala

The Nino de La Caridad Gala is an evening dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the Bronx’s Hispanic youth community.


This Gala makes a statement by uniting to build a secure network for future Latino leaders to develop and attain their full potential.


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Latinos Destinados a Triunfar (LDT)

This is our annual youth career summit where we aim to empower Hispanic youth in the Bronx so they can become successful leaders of the future.





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De Latinas a Latinas (DLL)

De Latinas a Latinas (DLL) is a women’s empowerment conference aimed to stimulate intimate discussions among Latina women centered around sharing personal stories of vulnerabilities, triumphs, and perseverance. Each conference includes a panel of successful Latina women who will speak about their journeys towards success.


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The advancement — or lack thereof — of Latinos in the Bronx has paralleled their academic performance. The fact that there are so few Latino doctors, attorneys, engineers, teachers, and corporate executives can be directly attributed to Latinos’ painfully slow progress in New York elementary and secondary schools. Fewer black and Hispanic students were admitted to NYC specialized high schools such as Bronx Science, Stuyvesant, and Brooklyn Tech.


of The Bronx community are Brown and Black youths


of Brown and Black youths graduate


of The Bronx community aged 25+ are without a high school diploma


of the Bronx Community have a bachelor’s degree or higher


of Bronx youth drop out of high school


of Bronx youth are admitted into college


of the population in The Bronx under 18-years-old is considered poor


of The Bronx community is under 18-years-old

How can you help

Our interns are predominantly from Fordham University, Monroe College, and Hostos Community College.
Each of our programs provides internship and volunteering opportunities.

Our supporters

thank you!

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Dr. Denise Nuñez
Founder & Pediatric Intensivist


Freddy Nuñez


Ana Nuñez
Executive Director

Advisory Board Members
Advisory Board Member Names and titles

Erik Arroyo, Sr.
President & CEO

EA Consultation Services Corp.

Michael Nisanov

Empire City Laboratories

Lucy Doughty

Doughty Foundation

Bill Henderson
Former Senior Vice President

LIBERTY Dental Plan

Dr. Juan Tapia Mendoza
Founder, CEO and President

Pediatrics 2000

Henry R. Muñoz III
Chairman of the Board and Chief Creative Officer

Munoz & Company

Janice Parker
Architect and Designer

Janice Parker Landscape Architects

Lilliam Perez
Vice President, Government & Community Relations

Montefiore Health System

Mario Sena

Agape Transportation Management

Rafael Toro
Director, Public Relations

Goya Foods

Dr. Jim White
Founder and CEO

JL White International, LLC


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