Back-to-School Supply Drive a success!

This week, 60,000 educators returned to New York City schools to begin planning and preparing. On Monday, September 21st, children will return, in-person, to the classroom. From building safety to mandatory testing, it’s a moment that raises many questions. But for almost half of all South Bronx children living in poverty, going back to school...
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Latest Pop-Up Food Pantry Feeds South Bronx Community

We’re excited to share the success of the latest pop-up food distribution co-sponsored by Step Up. On July 22nd, we helped serve over 5,000 residents of the Boricua Village housing development! A dedicated team of staff and volunteers provided food to the majority residents of this South Bronx development — almost 600 households spread across...
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Staff Spotlight: Twila Waters

For as long as she can remember, Twila Waters has been passionate about helping people in need. From her experience in social services and nonprofits in the South Bronx, to her roots in nearby food pantry work… From her dedication to senior living to her work in affordable low-income housing in the Bronx… The desire...
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Step Up Staff Spotlight: Louis Rodriguez

Louis Rodriguez knows a thing or two about stepping up. As Executive Director, Step Up for Better Living wouldn’t be where it is today without him. But when COVID-19 arrived in the South Bronx, Louis knew the organization could do more. Louis helped launch The Step Up Emergency Food Fund with one goal in mind:...
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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...
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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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