Share For Life Foundation

The Share for Life Foundation, Inc. (“S4L”) is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt non-profit organization based in New York City that creates educational programs and videos for at-risk youth, teenagers, adults and seniors living in public housing communities.

Founded in 2002, our mission is to help people achieve self-sufficiency, make healthy decisions, and become productive members of society.

Our unique programs are cost-effective, quality programs that have proven to be successful in making a positive difference and improving the lives of those we serve.

S4L specializes in professional and personal development training workshops that provide opportunities for youth to explore their interests and creativity. Teens build skills that support academic achievement and cultivate leadership and seniors interact in engaging interactive workshops. Our programs foster social and emotional competencies and physical well-being.

S4L provides employment opportunities to community residents where our programs are held, and arranges internships through local companies and community based organizations. In addition to providing food and beverages at our workshops, we coordinate outings and encourage sponsors to donate merchandise give-aways to the program participants.

Letter from the Founder

“Not everybody can be famous, but everybody was born to greatness, because greatness is determined by service.” ~ Martin Luther King

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Share For Life Foundation, I would like to thank you for your interest in our organization. My inspiration and vision extend from the greatness of the leaders and legends who have committed their lives to pave the way for freedom and equality for and among all people. My passion is fueled by the need of those who live below the poverty level to become self-sufficient, productive members of society. Life is not always fair and we understand this and in a non-judgmental space, Share for Life’s commitment and goal is to provide the necessary resources, education, and information to inner-city communities.

Share For Life programs are designed to create solutions that allow youths to own their future by nurturing the minds creatively through performing arts and developing critical thinking  problem-solving skills.

Share For Life programming also addresses the expanding population of our beloved senior citizens by providing practical support that empowers our older adults. We are fierce advocates of the elderly and are dedicated to raising the awareness of the issues that plague this population.  

I am confident if opportunities and resources are shared with a community then like a phoenix rising, the community has a fighting chance to beat the odds. Share for Life is not only an organization but it should also be your way of life.

Nelson Mandela said it best, As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality exist in our world, none of us can truly rest.”


Janine N. Saulsbury
Founder/Executive Director

Share for Life