Jamel Oeser-Sweat is elected President of SCAN’s Board of Directors

Read the New York Nonprofit Media article tracing Jamel’s journey from SCAN program participant to Board President   Jamel Oeser-Sweat, who began his association with SCAN as a ten-year old program participant, was elected President of SCAN’s Board of Directors this spring. On May 5th, the following article appeared on the New York Nonprofit Media […]

In a letter to the New York Times, SCAN defends the New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits

The July 9th Sunday New York Times featured a letter by SCAN’s Executive Director, Lew Zuchman, which was written in response to a recent article entitled “Yankees Charity Neglects Stadium’s Neighbors”. Lew’s letter provided an opportunity to highlight one of SCAN’s most consistent supporters of our programming in the South Bronx. Below is the text […]

SCAN NY’s Donna Pearce, LMSW, Director at our Family Renewal Center, receives New York Nonprofit Media’s first ever Fred Scaglione Award

Donna was selected from among this year’s thirty-one NYN Media FrontLine Heroes for this special honor. The Fred Scaglione Award honors a non-profit worker whose career particularly demonstrates dedication, commitment to and a thorough understanding of their chosen cause. The award is named after Fred Scaglione, the founder and original editor of what was then […]

SCAN is New York Nonprofit Media’s Agency of the Month

The article features an interview with Lew Zuchman, Executive Director, along with in-depth reporting on our Reach For the Stars and GLASS (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Supporters) programs. Read the full article here. Supportive Children’s Advocacy Network: Empowering Parents to Promote Education A high school diploma is still out of reach for 50 percent of […]

SCAN is Recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice

In a recent ceremony, SCAN was recognized for its collaborative efforts in reducing youth violence. In a recent ceremony, the U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Community Partnerships for Public Safety was given for outstanding achievement in the development and support of partnerships designed to address public safety within a community, honoring the […]

“Broken Hoops” Essay Featured in the New York Nonprofit Press

Lew Zuchman’s, piece discusses how recent efforts by Mayor De Blasio are transforming and healing in our most challenged inner-city communities. “Broken Hoops” by Lew Zuchman September 29, 2014 Much has been written concerning the NYPD focus on a ‘Broken Windows’ law enforcement strategy. Simply stated, this strategy emphasizes a focus upon street level law […]

Officials from the Israeli Ministry of Social Affairs Visit SCAN

On September 18th, SCAN New York hosted a visit by key officials from the Israeli Ministry of Social Affairs, including Mr. Yossi Silman, Director General, and Mr. Yekutiel Sabah, Director of Research and Planning. Mr. Silman and Mr. Sabah, as well as additional representatives from the Ministry, and the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, visited SCAN’s administrative office […]

CBS News interviews SCAN’s Executive Director, Lew Zuchman.

In the interview, Lew discusses his dramatic life transformation emanating from his civil rights involvement, touching upon his Freedom Rider experiences through his current work at SCAN. Created by CBS Newpath’s Marina Stanley, the piece aired in over 130 markets around the country.