The Challenge

Students from low-income communities are too often not being provided with the necessary resources to succeed.  Essential programming is being cut, per pupil expenditures are down and the need for investment in education has never been greater.


Only 25 percent of high school students graduate college-ready in the four core subjects of English, Reading, Math, and Science.


Four of every five students who come from low-income households don’t meet reading proficiency requirements.

< 10%

Less than 10% of the bachelor’s degrees awarded across America went to students with a family income below $33,000.


Nationwide, 68% of 8th graders cannot read at grade level. Most of these students will never catch up.

Our Impact

Since 2009, TopSpin has staged seventeen events across five cities, bringing together over 12,000 people and raising $4MM+ for 25 nonprofit partners.

The Beneficiaries

TopSpin is dedicated to creating new programs and supporting nonprofits that solve the nation's most pressing child education issues.

A Better Chance

Focused on increasing educational opportunities for underrepresented, low-income students of color from the five boroughs of New York City.


Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School is a summer and afterschool academic enrichment program serving low-income students in grades K-8 with a dynamic curriculum of Reading, Math, Science, and the Arts.

Harlem Academy

Harlem Academy is a private school for gifted children from underserved communities. Ability and hard work should be a pathway to success, but for many bright students this promise too often remains out of reach.


Helps motived young people from economically-disadvantaged households fulfill their academic, athletic and personal potential through intensive year-round programming.


Build and support mentoring relationships to ignite the biggest possible futures for youth.