We provide a positive force for change through direct service, collaborations with other community organizations, and advocacy. NYJL volunteers serve on committees that meet on a regular basis for over 20 community partners in New York City. Learn more about our Community Impact.
Training women to become community leaders is in our DNA. Ever since 1901 when our founder, Mary Harriman, taught her friends how to work with tenement families on the Lower East Side, the NYJL has been committed to developing leadership skills. Learn more about our training programs.
The Cancer Awareness and Support committee provides direct support for individuals diagnosed with cancer and their families, partnering with several nonprofit organizations to educate the underresourced community about the importance of cancer awareness and prevention through both awareness and support events. Below is one volunteer’s story of how she turned her compassion for the committee’s mission directly into action.
Sadly, one in three women will experience domestic violence, and therefore support for those women is critical. On January 31, the Volunteer Education & Training and Crisis Intervention committees partnered together to introduce NYJL volunteers to an organization which provides this support. Laura Fernandez, the Clinical Director at Sanctuary for Families, spoke to volunteers about…