23 Oct

Connecting with Global Migrant Leaders

Above:  Melina Gonzalez (third from right, bottom row) with other migrant and immigration advocates at the TMDD training in Dublin. LSA’s Melina Gonzalez Traveled to Ireland to Share Our Immigration Outreach Strategies The NPNA (National Partnership for New Americans) invited our Immigration Outreach Organizer, Melina Gonzalez, to participate in the “Transatlantic Migrant Democracy Dialogue: Nothing About […]

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24 Sep

High School Volunteer Open House

book marks

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.  […]

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14 Sep

Back to School & Diaper Drives

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 […]

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13 Sep

2017 Annual Report

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 […]

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15 Aug

Thank You to Summer Volunteers!

USI volunteers

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 […]

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31 Jul

At the Border

Laredo, TX

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 […]

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06 Jul

Building Bridges Summer Exhibit

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 […]

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05 Jul

PCD Graduates Blossom

“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 […]

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