News and Events

  • Save the Date for our 2016 Annual Awards Gala

  • Join Leake & Watts for our 2016 Spring Benefit as we taste the modern takes on American classis offeren the Upper West Side's newest neighborhood hangout, The Milling Room.

  • In the past six months alone, we have added new programs and sites, bringing our reach to 43 programs at 27 sites, allowing us to touch the lives of 4,144 direct program participants and more widely more than 8,000 total family members supported.

  • From corporate volunteering groups to one-on-one mentors, volunteers enrish the work of Leake & Watts.

  • Santa Claus came to Leake & Watts schools and program sites all around town, and with his list checked twice and the support of hundreds of donors and volunteers being good for goodness sake, the 2015 Toy Drive brought gifts, smiles and holiday joy to 2,949 children, teens and young adults supported by Leake & Watts.

  • The ballroom at the Pierre Hotel was packed more tightly than ever this fall for the Leake & Watts 2015 Annual Awards Gala as more than 250 generous friends and supporters gathered to show their support for our work. 

  • In our fall / winter 2015 Newsletter, we explore how Leake & Watts meets the educational needs of the many diverse parents and children we support.

  • This fashion show extravaganza April 9 features youth from our Fashion Club wearing the latest designs and accessories from Banana Republic and other designers.  
  • “My kids are everything. Without them, I feel like I have nobody,” says 26-year old Priscilla Ramirez, a single mother of three. She dotes on 5-year-old Leilani,
    4-year-old Suki and little Yandel, who is just 18 months old. Seeing them together, you wouldn’t know that the family recently went through a difficult separation...
  • The "Let's Grow Together" Program is the first in the nation to promote bonds between police officers and youth through community activities.  See the article featured on