25 May

After-school group builds confidence in kids

A new initiative at LSA has done wonders building confidence and communication skills for children in our after-school program. The initiative involves socio-emotional groups for kids in grades K-3 that engage them in group discussions and activities around books. The focus on socio-emotional development correlates with high academic achievement, increased motivation and engagement in learning. The goal […]

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24 May

#LSARecommends Summer Reading for Kids!

Reading Nook

#LSARecommends: Prevent the Summer Slide Warm weather means school is out, and children may slowly forget what they learned during the school year. In order to combat the dreaded summer slide, we are presenting a social media campaign called #LSARecommends.  Staff are recommending children’s books and helpful tips to make sure learning continues into the […]

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26 Apr

National Volunteer Week

It’s National Volunteer Week, and here at LSA we are counting our volunteer blessings! We have an amazing group of dedicated, passionate volunteers who support nearly every program at LSA.  From after school tutors, to homework helpers, early childhood classroom assistants and food pantry and thrift store helpers (to name just a few), our volunteers are truly […]

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25 Apr

Verano Verde

Verano Verde

Save the Date for VERANO VERDE: A Celebration of East Harlem Hosted by the Junior Board of LSA Family Health Service June 22, 2017 6:30pm – 9:30pm in the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery, Lincoln Center Film Society at plaza level on the north side of West 65th Street 165 West 65th St Enjoy cocktails, […]

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14 Apr

NBC4: Immigrant Hunger Pains

April 13, 2017 – Immigrant families from LSA programs spoke with NBC4’s Melissa Russo about their fear of receiving food stamps for their U.S. citizen children in light of a greater fear: deportation.  The NBC4 I Team story shows scenes in LSA’s food pantry and classrooms. Staff at LSA have been working closely with families concerned […]

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10 Apr

Something Fantastic!

Something Fun!

April 9, 2017 – Forty five children from LSA families enjoyed a fantastic evening on Broadway at our Something Fun! family fundraiser.  The event raised close to $20,000 for our programs. The event included lunch and games at Dave & Buster’s restaurant on 42nd Street.  After lunch, guests crossed the street to watch Something – […]

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23 Mar

Mobile bank comes to LSA

Mobile Banking

March 17, 2017 – LSA hosted a celebration of a “pop-up” credit union financial health initiative, in collaboration with The Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment, the New Economy Project and the LES People’s Federal Credit Union. The two main parts of the initiative are, first, the deployment of a mobile banking branch […]

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20 Mar

We have a new CEO!

Reada Edelstein

We are pleased to announce that Reada Bunin Edelstein has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of LSA Family Health Service. Reada was appointed CEO by the Board of Directors in February 2017 after serving for over two years as LSA’s Chief Development and Communications Officer. She served as Interim CEO from August 2016 through February […]

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