We couldn’t do it without you! We’re so lucky to have wonderful volunteers who joined us this summer: students, corporate groups, and others who chose to give their time in service to our community. We thank the many volunteers who have made a difference, with special thanks to groups from JP Morgan and USI for […]Read More
Children in our summer program beat the summer slide with science, reading, and fun field trips! The program for children in K-3rd grades, wrapped up in early August. Over the course of the program, activities helps prevent learning loss or the “summer slide”– a loss in several months of academic gains that can happen over the […]Read More
In 2018, LSA Family Health Service celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Little Sisters of the Assumption settling in East Harlem to provide health care and other support services to families.
This video, originally aired at the Spirit of East Harlem gala on May 8, 2018, shares who we are and what we do from the perspective of staff, volunteers, and the families we serve. It reflects the spirit of mutuality—that in lifting others, we are all lifted—that is at the heart of our work and that of our founders.
Video production by honto88.
At the border, an LSA staff member translates with compassion July 30, 2018 — Melina Gonzalez, LSA’s Immigration Outreach Coordinator, spent a week in Laredo TX this July, volunteering as a translator for women detained at the Mexican border and pro bono lawyers that traveled there to help them. Below is the message she shared […]Read More
Students in the k-3 grade summer program are beating the summer slide by exploring the theme of ‘water’ in books, writing and field trips. On a recent trip to the Harlem Meer at Central Park, the children used scientific methods to examine water quality and the surrounding environment. They kept track of their observations in field […]Read More
June 28, 2018 — Families and guests enjoyed an exhibit of work created by mothers in the Building Bridges of Hope Art Therapy Group entitled Las mujeres inmigrantes somos poderosas / We, the immigrant women, are powerful. The exhibit included works of papier mache, weaving, felting, doll-making, painting, photography and sculpture, among other techniques. The Building Bridges group works […]Read More
“Flowers Growing in Life’s Garden” was the theme of graduation for forty 3-year-olds and their parents in our early childhood socialization groups, part of our Parenting and Child Development program. The program is geared toward families for children 0-3 year old, where there is some risk of developmental delay in the child. Through the socialization […]Read More
LSA’s Ray Lopez was Featured in a Blog by the National Resources Defense Council The blog, entitled “Inside NYC’s Public Housing, Mold and Neglect Are a Dangerous Combo,” featured activists and residents of public housing involved in the class-action lawsuit and subsequent settlement with NYCHA. Following is an excerpt. The full story can be read on […]Read More
LSA Family Health Service stands against family separation and for family reunification. The current immigration crisis in which children are being separated from their parents resonates with us as an organization that: strives to keep families in crisis together; works closely with immigrant families in East Harlem who sacrifice so much to make a better […]Read More
Our six core programs offer vital health and social services to improve family health and well-being. In addition, services offered through our program partners, like financial literacy classes, nutrition workshops, summer camp programs, and legal services offered right in our community center give families opportunities to learn and build a strong foundation for the future.Below […]Read More