We have worked with (NYCHA) since 2004 in providing empowerment programs and special events to residents throughout New York City’s five boroughs. As a result, S4L has developed a strong, positive presence in communities across New York City; we’ve demonstrated the ability to collaborate with multiple partners and City agencies; as well as, established ability to execute a collaborative, creative approach with multiple partners.


To provide a wide range of quality programming at the community center in order to increase participation and resident satisfaction:

►To promote physical education, a greater sense of discipline, self-confidence, health,  strength and overall well being;

►Increase youth’s awareness about the social, economic, and health-related problems prevalent in their communities;

►Instill positive values and build character;

►Help youth develop the ability to think critically about their own decisions and behavior;

►Provide youth with healthy alternatives to living high-risk, self-destructive lifestyles;

►Demonstrate and promote instruction and technical assistance in the functions, responsibilities and roles of a resident council.

►Encourage participates in self-help initiatives to enable residents to create a positive living environment for families living in public housing.

Participants in our youth, teens, adults and senior citizens programs have testified to the positive impact that S4L workshops have had on their lives. Our programs develop participants leadership abilities and fosters critical thinking about communication, decision making, peer and family pressures. Participants develop character, learn problem solving skills, how to make decisions and to assess individual strengths.
S4L uses the following evaluation tools to keep track and demonstrate our progress working with youth, teens, adults and senior citizens:

► Pre- and post-program tests are administered to assess changes in the program participants knowledge and understanding on the workshop materials

► Attendance lists are kept for each workshop

► Written and oral staff evaluations/feedback will are solicited at the end of each workshop

► Records are kept with the number of people referred by their peers to S4L programs

Partner with us. We look to groups and organizations in the community to help us increase our impact through strategic collaborations. To learn more about becoming a community partner, or to get started, please contact us at