- Our Promise Is To Support -

The goal of BC Promise Zone is to create improved learning environments for ALL schoolchildren in high-needs communities. The partnership aims to create learning environments that address the needs of schoolchildren and enhance student support so youth can take full advantage of all classroom opportunities. Community schools are a proven approach to level the playing field so that ALL children can succeed in school and life. With that, Community Schools address the challenges facing children in high needs communities by providing health services, extended learning opportunities, food, clothing, etc. Thank you for joining the Broome County Promise Zone to implement the ONLY county-wide system of university-assisted community schools in the nation.

However, while we strive to make success more accessible for ALL students, we also need your help. Whether it's by volunteering at one of our local community events, to giving us and the students a space to use, to donations of supplies to us or schools that we are partnered with, or even money, anything that can help us and our students is appreciated.

Time. Talent. Treasure.

Time and Talent: Those wishing to donate time and talent to the Broome County Promise Zone can do so in the following ways.

Student or Parent Student or Parent: To learn more about how you can get involved, please contact your district’s community school coordinator.
College Student (BU and Others) Binghamton University Students: To learn about internship or volunteer opportunities, please follow these instructions.
Other College Students: To learn about internship or volunteer opportunities, please contact bcpz@binghamton.edu or 607-777-9282.
Community Member Community: To learn about opportunities to become involved as a community member, please contact bcpz@binghamton.edu or 607-777-9282.  To learn more about opportunities for your agency or business to become involved, please contact Heidi Mikeska at hmikeska@co.broome.ny.us or 607-778-1146

Treasure: Those wishing to donate money to the Broome County Promise Zone can do so in the following ways.

Donate Online Online: If you would like to make an online gift, please donate here! We greatly appreciate any amount as it brings one step closer to helping all students in need. Select "Other, please specify" from the account drop-down menu, and then type "Promise Zone —Account #11051" in the space provided.
Donate By Check Check: Contributions may be made by check, payable to "Binghamton University Foundation" and mailed to Binghamton University Foundation, PO Box 6005, Binghamton, NY 13902. Please be sure to indicate "Promise Zone —Account #11051" in the memo section of your check.
Donate By Credit Card Credit Card: You may also make a credit card gift by phone by calling the Binghamton University Foundation at 607-777-4356. Please be sure to indicate "Promise Zone —Account #11051
Donate By Phone Phone: You may also pledge a gift of support to be paid over time annually (over a maximum period of five years). Please contact the office of Gift and Donor Records at Binghamton University Foundation at 607-777-6156 for more information.
Thank You in Advance for Your Generosity!