While a pandemic brings uncertainty, NYJL encourages girls to put their ambitions to work

⁠Working with longtime community partners Union Settlement and SCAN-Harbor, NYJL’s Personal Advancement and Leadership (PAL) committee mentors girls as they explore continuing education opportunities, broad career aspirations, and life skills.⁠ Last year, when the pandemic disrupted daily life, the NYJL reached out to community partners to offer immediate help and strategize ways to provide  essential […]

Abyssinian Development Corporation and Goddard Riverside Chosen As New York Junior League’s 2021–2022 Community Improvement Project Sites

New York, NY – October 18, 2021  The New York Junior League’s (NYJL) Community Improvement Project has selected the Abyssinian Development Corporation and Goddard Riverside as its 2021–2022 community partners. The Community Improvement Project (CIP) creates a one-year partnership with a selected organization to increase the organization’s community impact. This year’s CIP partners will receive […]

Keeping connections with Senior Friends

The senior community at the New Jewish Home are largely confined to wheelchairs, but continue to retain strong cognitive capabilities. These seniors are often unable to leave home due to limited mobility or the long distance from their families, and are therefore susceptible to social isolation. Working closely with hospital staff and volunteer coordinators, NYJL’s Senior Friends plan and organize engaging activities to enrich residents’ daily lives and provide a greater sense of community. 

Advocacy in Action: Responding to Domestic Violence from Multiple Perspectives

On Monday, December 7, NYJL’s Advocates for Public Policy welcomed elected officials and community partners to NYJL’s annual (virtual) Legislative Breakfast and introduced the organization’s 2020–2021 advocacy agenda focusing on mental health, food insecurity and domestic violence. This event specifically highlighted how COVID-19 has exacerbated the public health crisis of domestic violence and explored ways […]