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Dear Directions For Our Youth Families and Community,

Welcome to Directions For Our Youth at Cornelia Connelly Center! DFOY programs provide Cornelia Connelly girls in 6th-8th grade with academic enrichment, art activities, and sports. Most importantly, this additional structured time allows each girl to explore her interests and further develop her talents.

Click the links in the top right corner to follow DFOY on social media! Be the first to see the exciting activities taking place here at Connelly and across other DFOY programs. I invite all members of the Connelly community to reach out with any questions. On behalf of our entire staff, we are excited for another great year!

Please feel free to reach out at any time! We have included our contact information below and look forward to being in touch throughout the year.


  • Cornelia Connelly Center 220 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10009
  • Program Director Taija Maldonado, MSW
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