Step Up Stories: Leslie and Trinity

Meet Leslie and her daughter Trinity! The Step Up team met them recently at BronxWorks, where we went to volunteer to help distribute food purchased in part with a grant from our Emergency Food Fund. Leslie and Trinity are our neighbors here in the South Bronx. Trinity loves the swimming classes at BronxWorks. The pandemic...
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Step Up Awarded $45K Capacity Building Grant from NY City Council

Step Up for Better Living (Step Up) is pleased to announce that it has received a $45,000 Capacity Building Grant through a special initiative of the New York City Council that assists organizations serving communities of color. The Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF) aims to build the capacity of New York City nonprofits...
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Step Up for Better Living – Nutritional Workshop

I have just finished my second cycle of Nutrition and Health workshops with the adult participants at Step Up For Better Living (Step Up) located in the Bronx. It has been quite a rewarding experience. I have also had the opportunity to work with the youths during the summer months. What I loved most about...
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Step Up Trip for Kids to Coney Island

Set Up for Better Living escorted 25 children (ages 13-17) to Luna Park located at the world’s famous Coney Island in Brooklyn. The Director of Social Services, Twila Waters and I accompanied the youths on the trip. With the assistance of 3 parent chaperones, the group boarded a chartered bus that had entertainment such as...
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Celebrating Father’s Day at the Yankees Game

Activities for June included a Father’s Day celebration. Step Up for Better Living Program Director Andrew Thomas, Jr. has written an exciting article about the activity. Andrew Thomas, Jr. wrote, “Step Up for Better Living hosted a Father’s Day Celebration on June 16, 2017. As we know, fathers are special too. A local caterer provided...
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Health & Wellness Holiday Workshop with Santa!

Step Up for Better Living (SUBL) hosted another Health and Wellness Workshop with a holiday twist on December 12, 2016. Wellcare presented a brief discussion on health insurance. There were adult-giveaways. Plus, in the spirit of the holiday Santa came to allow children an opportunity to take holiday photos. After the workshop, SUBL gave the...
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