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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17 Jan

Art by LSA Students on Display

Former LSA/Free Arts Students at the Heckscher Foundation

January 10, 2018 — The Heckscher Foundation for Children held a reception to honor students whose artwork was selected for display at their headquarters. Among these is a large installation made in 2005 by children in the Free Arts NYC program at LSA Family Health Service. Brandon and Arisdelcy were in elementary and middle school, respectively, when […]

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13 Dec

Language Meets Nutrition in New Workshops

November 2017 — This fall LSA kicked off a seven-week indigenous language, cooking and nutrition workshop. The program is being offered in partnership with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Endangered Language Alliance. The Endangered Language Alliance (ELA) is an independent non-profit based in New York City that documents underdescribed and endangered […]

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