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Common Cents Executive Director, Teddy Gross, as well as our team of service-learning experts are available for media interviews.

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communications@CommonCents.org
Phone: 212-579-0579
Fax: (212) 579-3488

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Mission Statement

Common Cents, creator of the Penny Harvest, nurtures a new generation of caring and capable young people between the ages of four and 24 by enabling them to strengthen their communities through philanthropy and service-learning.

The Penny Harvest

The Penny Harvest shows young people they have the ability to make the world a better place by introducing them to the power of philanthropy and service during their formative years. As children help others, they develop their generosity and moral character, and they learn through practice the skills and responsibilities of democratic participation.

Principals and parents find that the Penny Harvest encourages a caring culture and sense of belonging; teachers see it as an opportunity to enhance curriculum through a blend of service-learning, character education, and child philanthropy; community leaders value the millions of dollars and hours that children donate back to better our communities; and kids like the program because it’s fun!

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Gathering PeNnies

Each fall, Penny Harvest students gather pennies from their neighbors and families.


Making Grants




During the "Making Grants" phase of the program, students hold discussions about how to invest the monies they collected in their community.

Taking action




After making grants to organizations, many participants of the Penny Harvest "take action" in their communities by participating in various neighborhood service projects.


Teddy Gross (Co-Founder and Executive Director)



Teddy Gross with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Teddy Gross
 
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