21 Apr

Planting Seeds for Earth Day

Planting Seeds Earth Day

Children in our Parenting & Child Development program planted seeds in honor of Earth Day The socialization classes, which are geared toward children 0-3 years old and their parents, involve activities that nurture age-appropriate development. For Earth Day, that meant decorating planters out of recycled bottles, filling them with soil and planting seeds in them.  The group […]

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16 Apr

#foundatthesharingplace campaign takes off!

#foundatthesharingplace

A new campaign features fun fashion #foundatthesharingplace This National Volunteer Week, we salute the many volunteers who help make all we do possible!  Kaitlyn Marie Jackson, the creative force behind the #foundatthesharingplace campaign, is a great example. Photos can be seen on the Instagram account for The Sharing Place, LSA Family Health Service’s thrift store, […]

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23 Mar

Women’s History Month

Our youth programs celebrated Women’s History Month with Art! Parents and daughters took self portraits in “Rosie the Riveter” poses, with Rosie’s iconic red bow in their hair.  Families also learned about one of the historic founders of the Little Sisters of the Assumption, Antionette Fage.  Boys in the group made a beautiful collage, reflecting […]

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13 Mar

Family Service Day

Family Service Day – a fun day for all! March 11, 2018 – Teens and their parents joined children and families in LSA programs for an afternoon of fun.  The event was hosted by the LSA Parents Committee, a group of volunteers who promote student service opportunities at LSA to NYC school communities. The event […]

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08 Mar

Saluting Social Workers

We celebrate National Social Worker Month this March by saluting the wonderful social workers in our Preventive Services program.  This program contracts with the Administration for Children’s Services to work intensively with families to prevent the placement of children in foster care.  The program is recognized for its excellent work throughout the city and has […]

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18 Feb

Farewell Lucia, Welcome Lucia!

February 2018 — LSA bids farewell to Lucia Russett, who has worked with the agency for close to 20 years.  She most recently served as the Director of Advocacy and Food Pantry program.  She moves on to start a new career as a yoga instructor.  While at LSA, Lucia was a tireless advocate on behalf […]

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15 Feb

Food Bank Recognition

Food Bank for New York City Hunger Conference

February 15, 2018 — We were honored to be recognized by Food Bank for NYC at their Conference on Hunger and Poverty.  Members of LSA’s Advocacy/Food Pantry team were presented with a founding member award for our 35-year partnership! Beyond food, our partnership with Food Bank for NYC has taken many forms to improve the quality of life […]

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08 Feb

Nutrition & Literacy Make a Delicious Dish

A 7-week cooking course at LSA combined nutrition guidance and language lessons, with delicious results! Along with preparation of a nutritious recipe, the group participated in discussions based on weekly themes ranging from eating healthy on a budget to using traditional healing practices. For children participating, arts and craft ideas emphasized healthy eating and language preservation. The […]

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06 Feb

BIG Thanks to Holiday Donors!

Each holiday season, a number of generous donors give presents, warm clothing, and groceries for holiday meals for families in our programs.  These gifts embody the spirit community, connecting families, warming hearts, and making the season brighter for everyone! Our heartfelt thanks to: Bank of America Merrill Lynch Brearley School The Brownstone School The Buckely […]

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