Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center has just entered The #RiseToThrive Charity Challenge. The charity team that raises the most before 10/22 wins a $25,000 donation, second place gets $10,000, and third gets $5,000. The Center will be competing on a national level against numerous organizations. We are the underdog against bigger organizations but our Afterschool Program really needs your help!
LSNC is the last Afterschool Program in a ten block radius. Yes, we are a place for kids to go between the hours of 3 and 6pm when parents are still at work and juvenile crime is at its peak... but we strive to be much more than just a hang out. We want to level the playing field a bit for kids who face social and economic challenges in an urban environment so we work hard to provide underserved kids ages 5 to 11-years-old with academic help, technology training, culturally enriching activities, fitness and nutrition. Our goal is to expand their world view beyond their immediate surroundings and to better prepare them for life's challenges. Further, this program allows parents in our community to be productive at their jobs knowing that their children are safe.
Unfortunately, funding Afterschool Programs in New York is challenging to say the very least and that is why we need your help. For example, $7 keeps one student in the Afterschool Program for one day while a $35 donation keeps one child in the program for one week. You can do the math from there; the more funding we have, the more children we can help. By increasing our enrollment and the quality of our programming, we hope to inspire other communities to do the same, as we can not stress enough the importance of these programs. Please help us to make a sustainable difference in the lives of many. Thank you. If you would like to learn more aabout our organization, there is a brief description below or visit:
The concept of Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center was born over 100 years ago during the rise of the Settlement House movement. Throughout New York City, neighbors stood up and took responsibility for each other, working cooperatively to support and empower all who lived in their community. The result was the rise of neighborhoods where people shared a vision, were able to live safely and positively, and participate in their own and each other’s successes.
Rooted in this tradition, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center was founded over 65 years ago in Manhattan. Our mission remains the same: to meet the social, educational, recreational and cultural needs of the greater Lincoln Center neighborhood. We work every day to meet the emerging needs of our neighborhood by delivering programs and services to the over 1,000 members of our community, from preschoolers to senior citizens. We achieve this through offering three core programs: Daycare, Afterschool and Senior Services.
For more information, please visit: www.lsncny.org