Be Wise NYC: Nurture Your Community is a social impact initiative of Be Wise, Inc. and is driven by the passion to serve New York City and Newark, NJ by providing exceptional services to low and middle income families by culturally diverse staff and volunteers in collaboration with the surrounding community in order to help develop sociocultural and socioeconomically sustainable lives. We start the change by helping to restore families and community.
Be Wise NYC
Be Wise NYC was founded by Chaplain Michael "Link" Alvarado, motivated by life experiences and a desire to see change within the community that raised him, and the populations that relate to him.
Our approach is twofold:
Our hybrid trauma-informed care is facilitated by culturally competent staff, volunteers, community partners, and peer advocates to help equip individuals with the tools needed for empowerment.
We build and/or restore communities of influence from direct participants, their immediate families, peers, and extended members.
What We Offer
Our services include:
Vocational & Educational Services
Employment Services/Job Coaching
Support Service referrals including Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse & Misuse Counseling
(MHS) Life & Social-Skill building
Peer to Peer Mentoring
Who we help
Our services target:
Low to middle income families the Bronx, East Harlem, NY/Newark, NJ (including parents, youth and children).
English/Spanish/Creole/American Sign Language.
Adults/Adolescents transitioning back into society from the prison industrial complex/system
Co-parents (parents that may not be together but raise children together)
Book With Us Today
Interested in our program? Get in touch to learn more.
Co-Located at Co-Op City Educational Park Campus
750 Baychester Avenue,
3rd Floor (BHS)
Bronx, NY 10475
Write Your Way Out, Inc.
226 Soundview Avenue
Bronx, NY 10473