28 Sep

#PayItForward: Motivating Teens to Serve

PayItForward Student Panel

September 27, 2017 — “Every one of us is part of the community we’re in.  You’re either contributing or detracting from it.” This is what Marina Hunt, a graduate of the Spence School, took away from her high school volunteer experience.  Marina joined a panel of student volunteers at #PayItForward, a forum on youth community service hosted by […]

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25 Sep

New Report: Community Health Workers Combat Asthma

NYAM CHW Report

LSA and the New York Academy of Medicine Report on an Innovative Approach to Reducing Childhood Asthma Symptoms September 2017 — A new report from the Academy and Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service focuses on an innovative Community Health Worker (CHW) program which assists low-income families in addressing conditions that exacerbate childhood asthma. It describes […]

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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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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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