07 Sep

Asthma Prevention: Partners for Better Breathing

Environmental Health

Our Environmental Health program is partnering with area hospitals to reduce asthma-related emergency room visits. Above: LSA’s community health workers measure air quality in apartments and help famlies understand how to control asthma triggers in their homes. OneCity Health* is banking on a new partnership with LSA to decrease the number of child emergency room visits […]

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15 Aug

Wishing Sr. Judy Farewell

Yesterday we held a going away party to wish Sr. Judy Garson, RSCJ, farewell as she leaves New York City to assume a post in Albany.  For over 25 years, Sr. Judy served as CEO of LSA Family Health Service, seeing the organization through a period of great growth and expansion.  Recently she worked on immigration […]

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07 Aug

Announcing 2017 Spirit of East Harlem Honorees

2017 Spirit of East Harlem Gala

We’re thrilled to announce our 2017 Spirit of East Harlem gala honorees! Corporate Spirit Award The Deerfield Foundation Supporting healthcare initiatives that benefit children from underserved communities and all people that have disease or need healthcare services Lifetime Spirit Award Chita Rivera Actress, Dancer & Singer Recipient, Presidential Medal of Freedom Community Spirit Award Ralph […]

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20 Jul

Green and Healthy Summer Eating

The food landscape in East Harlem is improving, but access to healthy food remains a challenge for many in the community.  According to a 2016 report — “Although East Harlem is blessed with a multitude of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving local food environments and reducing food insecurity and diet-related diseases, these two problems are […]

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20 Jul

Summer Learning & Fun!

Our summer youth program is in full swing! Thirty children in grades K – 3 attend for math and reading support to keep them on track during the school holiday. The main focus of the program is literacy.  Even the math instruction includes reading comprehension.  Jadie Vasquez, Program Coordinator, said “we really want to increase their reading […]

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16 Jun

El Paso at Verano Verde

Verano Verde

VERANO VERDE : A Celebration of East Harlem, hosted by our Junior Board, is just around the corner on June 22nd!  (Tickets to Verano Verde are sold out, but you can still learn more and contribute to support LSA programs.) We’re excited about the amazing line-up of food sponsors contributing tastes of East Harlem to the evening. The main sponsor is […]

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09 Jun

Thank you, volunteers!

LSA celebrated the invaluable contributions of our volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation evening! Volunteers received a gift of thanks – a bright yellow umbrella – and shared stories about their meaningful experiences here at LSA. Thank you to all the volunteers who make a difference here every day! Click the left and right arrows […]

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