Teens Attend Open House for Volunteers High school students volunteer with our programs in various ways, earning community service credit and giving back to the NYC community in meaningful ways. On Sept. 23, the LSA Parent Committee, a group of parents who volunteer to promote service opportunities at LSA, hosted a volunteer Open House for teens. […]Read More
Kids in our programs got geared up for school with a little help from our friends! Our thanks to school supply and backpack donors: The Brooke Jackman Foundation Church Pension Group Disney Emerson Reid/USI Insperity Morgan Stanley St. Francis de Sales St. Monica’s Special thanks to Morgan Stanley! Morgan Stanley held drives to donate school […]Read More
Our 2017 annual report is now available online, including a financial report and highlights from the year describing our impact in the community. Click here to see the annual report! Highlights from our 2017 Annual Report Our Advocacy & Food Pantry program significantly expanded its ability to stabilize families by introducing electronic benefits enrollment, in […]Read More
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.
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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