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 […]

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 […]

Our Fall 2015 SCANLife Newsletter is here!

SCANLife, the agency’s newsletter, is hitting mailboxes this week. In addition to news about two brand new Cornerstone Community Centers in East Harlem, this edition also includes stories about our wonderful summers camps, Get Healthy, East Harlem, SCAN’s new healthy food and nutrition program, and the new Reading Rangers, a brand new literacy program for […]

Get Healthy, East Harlem, SCAN’s New Healthy Food & Nutrition Program

SCAN has been awarded significant new funding to establish a new program for NYCHA residents in East Harlem. The $75,000 grant from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, in partnership with United Neighborhood Houses, provides full funding for SCAN to launch Get Healthy, East Harlem at our Lehman Cornerstone center this fall. Further, we will […]

New Reading Rangers Literacy Program Launches

This fall, thanks to our expanding partnership with the New York Junior League, a brand new literacy program for 20 children in the 3rd – 5th grade is launching at SCAN’s East River Cornerstone Community Center in East Harlem. The aim of Reading Rangers is to encourage and educate young children by providing reading lessons […]

SCAN’s East Harlem Expansion Continues

SCAN has been awarded new contracts that enabled us to open two additional centers in East Harlem. We now run a total of seven Cornerstone community centers in the community. The two new Cornerstone centers, at Lehman Village on Madison Avenue and East 108th St., and at Dewitt Clinton Houses on Lexington Avenue and East […]

Our Spring 2015 SCANLife Newsletter is here!

SCANLife, the agency’s newsletter, is hitting mailboxes this week.  This addition features a cover story about brand new funding from the NYC Department of Youth and Community Service that is helping to create a fresh atmosphere of excitement and achievement at one of SCAN’s largest and most established sites in the South Bronx: our Mullaly […]

Our First Girls Empowerment Conference is a Huge Success!

On Saturday, April 18th, more than 60 young women from our programs in East Harlem and the South Bronx attended a full-day event at SCAN’s Johnson Cornerstone Community Center. The day featured a range of workshops geared to promote self-confidence and teach participants how to take action to develop a dream or a vision for […]

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 […]