May 2017


Recognition Ceremony

LYFE celebrated over 100 student parent graduates and 18 students who will transition to UPK in September 2017 during the 2017 LYFE Recognition Ceremony, held on Tuesday, May 23rd at Columbia University’s Roone Arledge Auditorium. During the ceremony, LYFE recognized LYFE Legacy Award winner’s Sanchez family, LYFE Inspiration Award winner Jamel Davis and LYFE Academic Achievement Award winner Xavier Roberson. LYFE also presented the LYFE Staff Excellence Award to LYFE Social Worker Jodi Kaltner and LYFE Teacher Jacqueline Leong-Range. With over 200 guests in attendance, the ceremony was filled with celebratory smiles and an evening filled with food, dancing and LYFE pride! Watch the LYFE Recognition Award winners video or see more photos on Facebook >


Baby Shower

The New York City Children’s Cabinet hosted their 3rd Baby Shower at P.S. 56 in Brooklyn on Saturday, May 6th. LYFE Social Worker’s Sharlina Goveia, Sherell Parker-Marks, and LYFE Program Coordinator Nyesha Greene provided information about LYFE services to over 200 attendees. The First Lady of New York Chirlane McCray once again treated children to “Love Is” and greeted guests. See more photos on Facebook >


Arts Showcase

May 31st, District 79 hosted their Arts Showcase at the Queens Museum of Art, showcasing District 79’s talented artists. Each District 79 program presented fascinating artwork around the theme “Freedom & Struggle”. LYFE @ Harlem Renaissance H.S., Bronx Regional H.S., and HillCrest H.S. presented artwork created by their imaginative 3 and 4-year-olds. Read all about the amazing event on Twitter >


A Day on Broadway

LYFE celebrated LYFE sites with a 20%-30% increase in yearly cumulative attendance with a day on Broadway! LYFE @ Jeffrey Tenzer E.C., Julia Richman E.C., Franklin K. Lane E.C., City As School, Edward R. Reynolds West Side H.S., Long Island City H.S., James Monroe E.C., Pathways To Graduation Downtown Brooklyn, HS for Environmental Studies and Bushwick E.C. student parents danced and sang to Beautiful, The Carole King Musical. Student parents expressed their excitement and gratitude for the experience of attending a Broadway play. See more photos on Facebook >