Elaine Musselman Grant Woolfolk
BOARD OF DIRECTORS PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Elaine Musselman Taylor Garrabrant
The Ali Forney Center is a local resource center that provides shelter and a nurturing environment for homeless LGBTQ youth. Founded in June of 2002 in response to the lack of safe shelter for these youth, their mission is to protect them from the harm of homelessness and to support them in becoming safe and independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood.
Bread and Roses Integrated Arts High School is one of eleven schools in NYC that were chosen to be a part of the “Transformation School” government grant program. Their mission is to provide the communities of Northern Manhattan with a safe, student-centered school that is academically rigorous, prepares young adults for college, integrates arts and social justice into the curriculum, and addresses the needs of students with learning disabilities or second language literacy issues in an inclusive way. They believe every child can be a positive and constructive force in society and focus on social justice as well as artistic expression.
Care and Outreach for People living with Epilepsy (COPE) is a program of The Weill Cornell Epilepsy Center that has a singular focus of enhancing the quality of life of individuals living with epilepsy. The program offers a combination of health information and education, access to professionals, community resources and psychosocial support while helping individuals to sustain being fully engaged in both their family life and society.
The Chinatown YMCA provides free and safe community access to a wide variety of educational, recreational and counseling services. Their goal is to create a safe haven and nurturing environment for neighborhood youth and adults in Lower Manhattan with an emphasis on the Chinatown / Lower East Side area. They serve nearly 2,000 individuals each year.
DOROT is a local organization that works to alleviate social isolation among the elderly by providing services to help them live independently as valued members of the community. They serve both the Jewish and wider community, bringing generations together in a mutually beneficial partnership of elders, volunteers and professionals.
Greenhope Services for Women empowers women involved in substance abuse and the criminal justice system to reclaim their lives, reunite with their families, and rebuild their communities. Operating out of East Harlem for 37 years, they provide comprehensive residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment services, supportive housing, family services and a range of prevention and outpatient programs to formerly incarcerated women, women referred by the courts as an alternative to incarceration (ATI) and women from the community seeking substance-abuse treatment. Their new outpatient and residential treatment facility, Kandake House, provides family-focused services and invites mothers to be in residence with their young children while they are receiving treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring conditions.
Groundwork is an organization committed to strengthening communities through after-school education programs that give young adults the support they need to graduate high school and succeed in college. Based in East New York, it is their mission to support the development of powerful youth, powerful families and powerful communities so that all young people in the communities where they work have access to a full range of opportunities to lead a rewarding and fulfilling life.
Harlem Renaissance High School provides a nurturing learning environment for students who were not successful in other high school settings, but who are ready to begin anew among a community of learners. The majority of the students who attend Harlem Renaissance are “Over Aged, Under Credited” and qualify for the Federal Free Lunch Program.
HealthOutreach is a free program sponsored by New York-Presbyterian Hospital that promotes health and quality of life for individuals 60 years of age and over. It provides them with easy access to vital health information, social services and cultural activities.
Safe Horizon is the largest victims’ services agency in the United States with 57 locations serving more than 250,000 children, adults, and families affected by crime and abuse throughout New York City each year. Since 1978, they have provided victims of domestic violence, child abuse, rape, and sexual assault with a wide range of comprehensive support services.
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the country’s largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. SAGE is a leader in addressing issues related to LGBT aging, and they work to achieve a high quality of life for LGBT older adults, support and advocate for their rights, foster a greater understanding of aging in all communities and promote positive images of LGBT life in later years.
Validus Preparatory Academy is a public non-charter high school dedicated to academics, health, and fitness. Located in the Bronx, their mission is to develop students who understand the importance of health and fitness, who demonstrate the character traits of responsibility, collaboration, compassion, and commitment and who achieve mastery in academics to prepare them to be successful in life after high school.
The Victim Intervention Program (VIP) is a program developed by New York-Presbyterian Hospital that serves survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Trained social work staff provide services to an array of crime victims, such as individual and group counseling, criminal justice advocacy, and information and referrals to community resources and agencies.
The Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem is dedicated to addressing the developmental needs of young women by providing a dynamic and participatory environment in which to learn. They strive to work with families to instill in their students a sense of community, responsibility, and ethical principles of behavior – characteristics that will help make them leaders of the next generation.