Share For Life
The Share for Life Foundation, Inc. (Share 4 Life) is a tax-exempt [501 (c) 3], non-profit organization founded in 2002. Formally incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in January of 2003, Share 4 Life began to partner with community-based organizations (CBOs) and government agencies serving at-risk youth and families to help achieve self-sufficiency, make healthy decisions, and become productive members of society.
Our mission is to empower individuals and families living in urban communities by sharing positive information and resources through educational programs helping them to become self-sufficient, productive members of society.
Successful Relevant Experience
Over the past 5 years, Share 4 Life has held true to its mission by providing positive information and resources to at-risk youth and their families throughout New York City and has enjoyed a number of successes to date, including:
- Served close to 5,000 underserved youth through its workshops at community-based sites throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn (2008 to 2013);
- Provided 20 youth with paid internships as Share 4 Life Peer Facilitators;
- Coordinated a Stop The Violence Teen BBQ in Manhattan at Morningside Park in Harlem attended by over 100 young adults (July 2013);
- Secured a $35,000 grant from The New York Community Trust in collaboration with the NYCHA Citywide Council of Presidents to train at-risk youth living in public housing to prevent violence among their peers (May 2013);
- Developed relationships with 8 new NYCHA developments and entered into negotiations to provide programs for at-risk youth at 5 of these developments – in Manhattan, Queens & Brooklyn – this fall (2013);
- Secured a 5 year contract with the New York City Department of Education (DOE) under the Support Services RFP; approving Share 4 Life’s Career Development, Film & Media and Youth Leadership & Civic Engagement program curriculums to meet the Common Core State Standards and NYC Teacher Effectiveness for grades K-12 (September 2012);
- Partnered with NYCHA and Department of Youth and Community Development (DCYD) to facilitate a Health Fair and Career/Education Fair workshops for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) in Manhattan over the past 8 years from 2005 -12; and conducted these workshops in Brooklyn and the Bronx for the past 5 years serving over 2,500 youth;
- Designed, implemented and conducted Resident Leadership Enhancement-Strategic Planning, weekend Retreats for over 25 NYCHA Resident Associations, Board Members and Residents attended by over 800 youth and adults (2011 – 2013);
- Held a successful Executive Resident Leadership Conference providing Professional Development Training to NYCHA Citywide Council of Presidents Executive Board Members attended by over 50 adults (March 2012).
- Held a successful Teen Incarceration Prevention & Gang Awareness Fair in collaboration with The NYC Police Department, in the Bronx attended by over 100 young adults. (April 2012);
- Coordinated a Stop The Violence Teen Conference in the Bronx attended by over 200 young adults (Feb 2012);
- Held 3 successful clothing drives for the Children’s Aid Society in Harlem (Christmas 2008 -11);
- Raised money for and gave away over 200 Turkeys and food baskets at a Harlem low-income housing site (Thanksgiving 2009).