“Nothing good ever comes of violence.” Martin Luther


Our President & CEO, Damyn Kelly, on the recent events in Charlottesville:

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Fit Minds/Fit Bodies

LSSNY congratulates Ayodele Saromi, the Office Administrator and Attendance Teacher at LSSNY’s The New LIFE School (TNLS), on being named the latest recipient of the Wheat Ridge Ministries Emerging Leader Grant. The grant will fund a new afterschool program, called Fit Minds/Fit Bodies, which will provide academic and physical enrichment through martial arts to our high school students.

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Always Improving

Teachers at The New LIFE School (TNLS), a ministry of Lutheran Social Services of New York, engaged in a small group exercise during a professional development workshop on blended learning and innovative teaching practices, led by Marlene Lund, Executive Director of the Center for Urban Education Ministries. Teachers responded to the following prompt: Draw, construct, and/or illustrate the traits which a student leaving TNLS will possess.

Free Citizenship Classes!

LSSNY is partnering with Women for Afghan Women to offer free ESL and Citizenship exam preparation.

Classes are available regardless of gender, race, nationality, age, religion or sexual orientation.

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LSSNY’s Immigration Hotline – a New Resource for Immigrants

Individuals can call and ask general questions about immigration law, current immigration policies, and where to access additional assistance. 

Call: 212.870.1179

Calls will be answered in person from 3:30pm-4:30pm, Monday to Friday. At other times, callers can leave a message and someone from the Immigration Legal Program will call them back.

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Lutheran Social Services of New York has been strengthening lives, families and communities for more than 125 years. This has been made possible through the work of dedicated staff, committed volunteers, and supportive congregations and communities.


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Life Services

Lutheran Social Services offers several service branches: Community Services, Residential Services, Child and Family Services, and Education.


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