The Church of St. Luke’s in the Field partners with the nonprofit, the GO Project to help New York City public school students thrive in the earliest stages of their education through year-round academic, social-emotional and family support. Designed to have a holistic, lasting impact on a child’s life, their model of intervention is based on early and sustained involvement. Kids are enrolled in kindergarten through 3rd grade and can continue through 8th grade. GO works closely with 40 NYC public schools that they collaborate with on student enrollment and progress to identify the kids that can benefit the most. St. Luke’s is proud to be one of five independent host-sites that provide program space and resource sharing. All of these services are provided to the kids, free of charge.
The Church of St. Luke in the Fields contributes a 1/4 of the operating budget for the GO Project at St. Luke’s and hosts the program at St. Luke’s school, rent-free.
Over five weeks in July-August and during Saturdays from October-May, public school students K-8 attend GO at St. Luke’s for reading and math interventions and holistic social-emotional support led by a team of trained teachers, social workers and enrichment instructors.
Here’s a glimpse of the GO Project in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2Ogfnw8s1Y
Please contact us if you would like to know more about upcoming volunteer opportunities.
Art & Acceptance runs from 4-7pm every Saturday, except for Church holidays and events. Enter at 653 Greenwich St.
Art & Acceptance is a weekly Saturday evening drop-in program for LGBTQ+ young people ages 18-29. We offer a safe, hospitable, gender-diverse, nonsectarian safe space. The program includes a nutritious home-cooked dinner and to-go bag with a second meal, space for art, reading and writing, music, and dance, a free clothing and toiletries “shop,” recurring health and legal clinics and crisis support, all free-of-charge.
Volunteers are critical to every part of this program – helping to serve food, run the shop, and participate in games and arts activities. Lawyers, medical staff, and other professionals donate their time. In-kind donors provide art supplies. St. Luke’s School donates its space. Neighbors, parishioners and allies donate clothes, toiletries, and funding for food, activities, and supplies. We couldn't do it without all of you. Thank you. You can sign up for a volunteer shift here. Please also email Outreach if it’s your first time.
Please consider donating to our Amazon wish list.
Young adults who are LGBTQ+ can see our Facebook page or Instagram for more information and message us there.
Every Saturday (except Church holidays/special events) from 3-4pm at 487 Hudson Street in Laughlin Hall, we provide clothing, personal care items, and brown bag sandwich meals to anyone in need. All items are provided free of charge. Volunteers help sort, set up and distribute donations, assemble meals, and provide a welcoming atmosphere. You can sign up to volunteer here. Please consider donating to our Amazon wish list.
In the past months, Community Closet has been a resource for recently arrived asylum seekers. We need donations now more than ever! Learn more about how you can help here.