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Welcome to the Reciprocity Foundation.

10th Anniversary Year


Reciprocity’s youth helped to design this extraordinary Meditation Cushion.  The cushions will be available online now!  The cushion is part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration to support mindfulness practice for youth in shelter, foster care and supportive housing by distributing 1,000 meditation cushions and hosting free classes across NYC.   To purchase the cushion, please click here.

2014 Programs Alex F portrait

For our 10th Anniversary year, the Reciprocity Foundation is leading a Photography project with the renowned photographer, Alex Fradkin (alexfradkin.com).  Youth from Reciprocity, Chelsea Foyer, Covenant House and the Ali Forney Center will collaborate with Alex to create a commemorative photo book–highlighting youth achievement at Reciprocity over the past 10 years. Volunteer, donate or just join us on any Thursday evening to witness history in the making.  

"I’ve watched New York’s most broken youth transform their entire lives through the Reciprocity Foundation’s programs … what Reciprocity does is nothing short of a miracle."
  – Chris Glorioso, Investigative Reporter, WNBC New York
"The Reciprocity Foundation’s founders embody the entrepreneurial spark and caring touch that makes their programs stand out in the sector."
  – Chris Bell, Senior Program Officer, The Pinkerton Foundation


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