Rising Tide Effect

The Public Housing Community Fund oversees countless programs, but the swim program is one of my favorites. Teaching people to swim later in life is empowering. Helping these swim graduates go on to lifeguard training so they can use their skills in a new job is the perfect circle. The city needs more lifeguards; these NYCHA residents now have the skills.

This program has grown from 30 people to almost 100. We need funding to expand this program even further. First and foremost, everyone should know how to swim.

It’s truly a win-win for everyone.