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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05 Jun

Open Door Newsletter Spring 2017

Open Door Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 Open Door newsletter features stories about our work to ensure the health and safety of children in our community.  The first story describes the work of our Preventive Services program and how its director, Nilsa Welsh, addresses secondary trauma among social workers so that they can do their best to protect children. […]

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26 May

PCD Graduation Celebrates Culture

Sixty children and parents graduated from our Parenting and Child Development early childhood program. The theme of the graduation was a celebration of cultures from around the world. Students, parents and LSA staff dressed in costumes typical of their cultural heritage.   The children will all be attending preK programs in the fall, developmentally on […]

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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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