Bronx Food Pantry Pop-Ups a Success!

For 1,400 South Bronx families, the nearest local food pantry was closer than ever last month. That’s because of two pop-up food distributions co-sponsored by Step Up for Better Living! The food giveaway events, held on June 24th and 25th, were a great success. Staff and volunteers served residents of seven buildings in the Port...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

Mother’s Day: Red Roses and Health & Wellness

Step Up for Better Living hosted a Mother’s Day celebration. The day was reserved to honor 30 mothers. Step Up for Better Living reserved the day to capture the attention of mothers and acknowledge them for their influences on their families and in the community. The themes of the day were health and nutrition as...
Read More