a.i.r. nyc's mission is to keep asthmatic children and adults healthy, active, and out of the hospital. We aim to improve the quality of life of asthmatic children and adults, helping families break the revolving cycle of poverty that is worsened by chronic disease.

"a.i.r." stands for "asthma intervention and relief." a.i.r. nyc includes borough-specific programs: a.i.r. harlem, a.i.r. bronx, and a.i.r. brooklyn. 

a.i.r. nyc is a charity that is fiscally sponsored by the Fund for the City of New York, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.