Share for Life Foundation

The Share For Life Foundation, Inc.  (Share 4 Life) is a tax-exempt [501 (c) 3], non-profit organization founded in 2002 and based in New York City. Share 4 Life’s  mission is to provide programs that address issues affecting disadvantaged communities in New York City through awareness, education, media projects, music, the arts, personal and community engagement activities.   

Share 4 Life partners with community-based organizations (CBOs) and government agencies that serve at-risk youth and their families to help them achieve self-sufficiency, make healthy decisions, and become productive members of society. 

We strive to empower urban communities, especially those living within the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and surrounding areas, with the knowledge and resources to be successful, strong leaders. 

Share 4 Life strives to meet the needs of the community by offering a variety of high quality and engaging programs, services and initiatives for families, including children, youth, adult and senior citizens. 

Share 4 Life strives to meet the needs of the community by offering a variety of high quality and engaging programs, services and initiatives for families – children, youth and senior citizens.  

For almost 17 years,  Share 4 Life have striven to fulfill our mission of improving people’s lives and strengthening urban communities. By forming lasting partnerships, understanding the needs of the community and focusing our efforts and expertise on those areas where we can make a lasting difference, Share 4 Life has continued to innovate and develop new programs, identifying services and solutions to meet the evolving needs of NYC residents living below poverty levels.  

Knowing that EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT and SELF SUFFICIENCY are essential to reducing poverty levels, incorporated within the Share For Life’s mission, since its formulation in 2002, is obtaining and facilitating the resources necessary for these community advancement.   Share4  Life’s programs are designed to create and sustain a strategic pathway for the navigation of the obstacles that impede successful outcomes. These obstacles include:  

  • Illiteracy 
  • Poverty 
  • Hunger 
  • Shelter 
  • Economic Ability 
  • Employment 

To overcome these obstacles, Share For Life has conducted the following programs to New York City residents from 2001 to 2019 to help meet the needs of children, youth, and families In total, approximately 15 thousand people participated in Share 4 Life’s programs since 2002. Share 4 Life offered over 120 programs to help approximately 6120 teens and young adults explore their ability and creativity, learn leadership skills, avoid life-threatening behaviors, and live a healthy life. We also provided 57 Senior Visionary Workshops, 23 Health Education, Nutrition & Exercise programs and other programs that improve physical and mental well-being for more than 4860 elders.