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New Life of NY, Inc. Newsletter

DATE:Jul 14 - Wednesday

Johnson & Johnson has invited Culture For One to participate in their CaringCrowd program

DATE:Jan 12 - Tuesday

DATE:Dec 17 - Thursday

The Children's Village Adjusts to COVID-19 Pandemic

DATE:Mar 20 - Friday

Philanthropy's Reflective Practices Interviews Caroline Williamson

DATE:Oct 02 - Monday

The NYU Adaptive Leadership Fellowship Featured

DATE:May 31 - Wednesday


Pave November 2016 Newsletter

DATE:Nov 29 - Tuesday

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PAVE September 2016 Newsletter

DATE:Sep 21 - Wednesday


Children's Village

DATE:Jun 09 - Thursday

Funder Peer Exchange Retreat

DATE:May 25 - Wednesday

We are honored to be invited to participate in the Talent Philanthropy Project’s Funder Peer Exchange Retreat.

Congratulations to Ralph E. Capps of Boys and Girls Club of Wake County for Winning the Thomas G. Garth Award

DATE:May 16 - Monday



Capps Named 2016 Recipient of Highest Honor for Boys & Girls Club Professionals


(Raleigh, NC.) [May 14, 2016]Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) announced yesterday that Ralph E. Capps, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs in Wake County, has been awarded the 2016 Thomas G. Garth Character and Courage Award – the highest honor the organization can bestow on a Club professional. Capps was presented with the award during a ceremony held at BGCA’s 110th Annual National Conference in New Orleans.


The Thomas G. Garth Character and Courage Award was created in memory of the former BGCA President. The award is presented each year during the national conference to a Club professional who best exemplifies the qualities and character that made Garth an extraordinary leader and role model during his five decades of service to the organization.


“Ralph is a true legend in the youth development field. For nearly 50 years (43 in Wake County, NC) his legacy of leadership and courage has changed and saved thousands of young people’s lives,” said Jim Clark, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “His extraordinary, lifelong commitment and dedication to helping kids exemplifies the true spirit of the Garth award.”


“This award is a testament to the leadership and quality of programming offered by Boys & Girls Clubs right here in Wake County.” said Julian Williamson, Chair of Boys & Girls Clubs Board of Directors. “His dedication to the Boys & Girls Clubs Movement and to this community is an inspiration which has positively impacted so many youth.”


About the Boys & Girls Clubs

For nearly 50 years, Boys & Girls Clubs has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs opened its doors in Wake County in 1967, growing from one facility serving 205 members to seven Clubs serving nearly 5,000 children and teens in some of Wake County’s most deserving neighborhoods. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. Learn more about the positive impact Boys & Girls Clubs are having in our community by visiting

Inwood House Helps Bride Turn Canceled Wedding Into Community Outreach Event

DATE:May 16 - Monday

PAVE Buys New Facility, Expanding Student Capacity

DATE:May 05 - Thursday

PAVE is moving! After purchasing the 66,000-square-foot facility previously occupied by an area private school,  they will be able to serve more students in the coming school year. Follow the link for the full article on the new acquisition.


Basketball Court In Memory of Robert at East Brooklyn Community High School

DATE:Mar 17 - Thursday

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Thanks to the Tiger Foundation for this great basketball court in memory of Robert at East Brooklyn Community High School. First full season next year but plenty of use now. This is an amazing transfer school that provides students who are truant or have dropped out with a second chance to graduate. Right up Robert’s alley.


Raleigh Charter School That Serves Low-income Students is Growing

DATE:Mar 01 - Tuesday


Great article in The News and observer about the amazing work being done at Raleigh’s PAVE Academy. Click the link to read the full article!

Children's Village Opens State-of-the-art Recording Studio

DATE:Feb 24 - Wednesday


The Children's Village Newsletter Winter 2015

DATE:Jan 26 - Tuesday

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Inwood House Mother's Day Brunch 2015

DATE:May 26 - Tuesday

THANK YOU!f084fb9e-b94d-44ea-a521-97d0a72fc50bMOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH

Sunday, May 17th 2015

On behalf of the Inwood House residents we would like to thank our babysitters, face painters, henna artist and the New York Junior League for volunteering at our Mother’s Day Mad Hatter Brunch on Sunday,May 17, 2015. Over 100 volunteer hours were put into making this a wonderful event. Because of you, we were able to create a magical experience for the young women in our residential programs. 

A special thanks goes out to our alumni for sharing their stories and our staff who worked behind the scenes to make this happen.



Newlife Newsletter Spring 2015

DATE:May 14 - Thursday

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Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 2.52.40 PMThis winter, Lake Champion was a Winter Wonderland. white snow, the gorgeous frozen lake that leads to a serene little stream,
and kids chasing one another with snowballs. We all had an amazing time. Our kids loved being in the gym, which was filled with a plethora
of bouncy house activities. They thoroughly enjoyed the hot balanced
meals we shared. They where mindful during club and cabin times as
we discussed the good news and how what we’d learned applied to our individual lives. We developed and deepened relationships with our friends. We now have memories that will last for the rest of our lives.
Now all that they talk about is, “I can’t wait to go to Summer Camp!”
Tasha Andrews, Project Director/ Brooklyn Site

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had. This winter we were able to participate in a new basketball
tournament. We have entered our 17 and under boys basketball
program into a citywide basketball tournament sponsored by the NYC Parks Department. This will help facilitate personal growth and
character development as the youth compete with different club teams from around the city. This is by far the best competition our youth have faced and this will serve to help them take their games to the next level. This years 15 and under flag football team was one of the best we have had in recent years. The team was able to come together and make it to the playoffs while becoming a close-knit unit. This is the fourth year we have participated in the NFL Play 60 Tournament at the Hamilton Fish Recreation Center on the Lower East Side. The program and team has been a great way to expose youths to the sport and to New Life in a fun way. Many of the youth transition from the teams to the larger programs at New Life. These activities help us to steer the youth in a positive direction and ultimately share the Gospel with them. Sports on Lower East Side continues to be a great way to introduce youth to New Life.

Mark Lewis, Project Director/Clinton Street


Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 2.56.43 PMI have to thank my dear boss and mentor, Efrain Figueroa. I won’t forget the day, he called me after hearing I came back to New York City and offered me a job as an intern
here at New Life. At first I was grateful, yet nervous for more reasons than one; the main reason being I never saw myself working with kids. I despised children. But as I
write today, I can say I love working with the youth and that’s thanks to New Life. I took the position as a challenge to myself. I wanted to expand in areas where I deemed
weak, such as patience, kindness, compassion & leadership. In my 9 months here at New Life, I can honestly say I am a leader. Whether it was helping a child with their
homework, going away on sleep-away trips or even playing them in a board game, working with kids here at New Life helped me grow spiritually, physiologically &
mentally. Perhaps the most influential experience I have taken notice, as an intern here its the effect you have on children as you help them grow. There is no greater feeling than mentoring a child and helping them improve in school and grow as an individual. It’s a humbling experience. If there was one thing I learned from my time at New Life it was this saying: “world does not revolve around you”. New Life is about selflessness and striving to make others around you flourish. In other words, let us help you help yourself.

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Hello friends of New Life. Thank you for your tremendous support. We are pleased to announce that this year we will be embarking on three mission tours in two countries. We hope to inspire and bring transformation in the Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 3.09.46 PMlives of amazing people through this ministry. We will be in British V.I, Brisbane and Melbourne Australia. While in Australia we will be participating in the Boom Night Schools Tour. This tour is an anti drug campaign that encourages youth to be the best they can be in life. We are expecting well over 2,000 youth at this event alone. These three events will definitely give our youth an opportunity to experience God in amazing ways outside of their comfort zones. Many of our youth don’t leave their communities so this will be a new challenge for them. Again thank you for your support!

A month of snacks for the after school Learning Center program $300
Sports Equipment for middle school & high school basketball teams $350
Arts & Crafts supplies for the program planned at the Clinton Street (Manhattan Center) $500
8 Cheese pizzas for Friday Night Club $96
Cost of Summer Camp (Junior High) planed at Saranac Village (NY) $100 per person
Cost of Summer Camp (Senior High) planned at Lake Champion (NY) $100 per person

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Inwood House Gala 2015

DATE:Mar 29 - Sunday


6f63e4f2-7370-493a-8112-67673bccc9a8Thank you for making Gala 2015 a huge success! The night was a celebration of our 185 year commitment to NYC youth, their inspiring stories of courage and determination and the immeasurable support of our leadership and community partners.

We shared the voices of our youth and paid tribute to our corporate partners, Larry Alfano of L A Advantage and World Wide Technology, Inc. In addition, we saluted Linda Lausell Bryant for nine years of tireless service and Mary Byron for over ten years of dedicated service on our Corporate Advisory Board.

We encourage you to introduce Inwood House to your friends and colleagues by sharing our agency video! Our youth honoree video and select pictures from the event below can be viewed below.

With your help, we raised over $500,000 and look forward to putting your generous donations into action, supporting our programs serving youth who truly inspire us. You can also be a part of that support by donating here – we always appreciate your gifts.

Stay tuned for updates on our blog and follow us closely on social media by clicking the icons at the bottom. We will be sharing more photos from the night in the days to come.

Thank you for sharing your love, your stories and your support for Inwood House.



From Left to Right: Interim Executive Director, Carlton S. Mitchell & Youth Honorees (Chastity Salas, Lidia De Jesus, Mariama Bah, Myeisha Moore & Karina Reyes

Congratulations again to our honorees – Larry Alfano, Word Wide Technology, Inc.; Mariama Bah (P.R.I.M.E. Leader), Lidia De Jesus (Teen Choice), Myeisha Moore (Teen Family Support), , Karina Reyes (Teen Family Support) & Chastity Salas (Teen Family Support).

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Inwood House Newsletter February 2015

DATE:Feb 11 - Wednesday


Inwood House has gone through great change these past months. Dr. Linda Lausell Bryant, who has served as our Executive Director at Inwood House since 2005, resigned at the end of December, 2014. Linda’s tenure at Inwood House is notable for key efforts aimed at meeting the increasingly complex needs of New York City’s most vulnerable youth in the face of child welfare’s changing landscape.

Her work, passion and love for the staff, participants, and volunteers of our agency will be truly missed. While she may no longer be the Executive Director of Inwood House, she will be with us every step of the way as an incredible ally in the critical work we do.

While Linda is moving on to continue to do great things, we introduce our Interim Executive Director Carlton Mitchell. Carlton’s chief responsibility is to offer strong and effective leadership during an important transition period. He will focus on expanding and deepening Inwood House’s relationships with funders and the social service community. Carlton’s credentials include over 30 years of executive-level experience in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. His most recent experience has been serving as a management consultant, providing expertise in the areas of government affairs, media relations, board development, strategic planning, operations, and financial management.

“Organizational change is an overwhelming challenge for all us. The need for change is a result of market shifts, economic environment, public policy, technology advancements or a host of other reasons. But what do we do when all of this happens within a brief period of time? How we manage this collision of change will make the difference between our success and our failure.” Carlon Mtichell

Carlton can be reached at and 646 895-8091.

It gives Inwood House great pleasure to announce that Shadea McB. successfully passed the high school equivalency examination and was awarded a high school diploma on January 14, 2015.

Shadea has worked extremely hard to complete the requirement for graduation.  Thanks to the incredible support of the Inwood House staff, along with Shadea’s determination and effort, we have a new high school graduate.

Please extend Shadea your well wishes and congratulations!

Laura Rolle – Education Support Services

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Join us as we recognize the determination and courage of the youth that we serve, as they take charge of their lives to become healthy, self-reliant adults!

Inspire others to support Inwood House’s efforts and pave the way for our youth to fulfill their potential and develop skills to live productive lives.



Holiday Helper 2014

0312ad8f-4e7b-423c-9ab8-3d35c4ceb866During the month of December 2014, Inwood House hosted its annual Holiday Gift Drive and Wrap-a-thon. On behalf of the children and families we serve, we thank you for your generosity, kindness, and commitment to helping us support over 1,000 children and teens through this year’s holiday season.

Your contribution continues to have a positive effect on children and families throughout the year. We rely on community support and our Inwood House family and this year we are happy to say that you helped us more than ever!

This year, our community partners generously provided gifts, hosted Holiday Helper events and even volunteered during our Holiday Wrap-a-thon. We received over $80,000 in gifts for the youth that we serve.

A special thanks to these community partners: Cisco Connected Women East, The Lexington Democratic Club, Dori Tillinghast, Sherrell Andrews, Cherished Feet, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, NY Cares, the National Association of Business Women, All Souls School, NBC Today Show Foundation, the East Harlem Brownies Troop 3048 and the countless individuals who coordinated drives within their organizations, community groups, and workplaces.

On behalf of Inwood House and the youth we serve, we thank you for helping us shine a light on our young people this holiday season!

“FLY” Financially Loving Yourself Teen Summit Event

We did it again!

FLY (Financially Loving Yourself) held Part 2 of a 6 part series. – Budgeting!

On December 19th 2015 our Inwood House participants from across programs participated in this second installment of our Financially Loving Yourself (F.L.Y.) series. Our young adults received detailed information on ‘What is a budget?’ ‘How do you create a budget?’ and most important, ’How do you maintain a budget that is realistic?’

The women of the New York Junior League (NYJL) provided our participants with monthly payment calendars, a daily spending diary, and monthly income and expense worksheets. NYJL outlined specific guidelines for these sheets, and created real-life scenarios on how the sheets can be beneficial to our young people today.

The conversations were significant to our young people, with Selina C. leading the way. Selina had great insights and asked serious questions to get answers she needed, and NYJL was impressed with her overall knowledge of independent living, and how she plans to make the budget work for her and her family.

The event was a great success, and the young ladies left feeling empowered and armed with more financial tools to assist them as they work toward their individual goals for financial independence.

Special thanks to the people who helped us make the workshop a success:

Alethea Best Claudette Horry
Chelsea Brothersen Shiniqua McCall
Joyce Brown Tamika Taylor
Carmen Feliciano Moira Gallagher

Thank you all.

Valerie Worthy – PYA Specialist

B. Robert Williamson Jr. Foundation Launches New Website

DATE:Dec 04 - Tuesday

New York City, NY — The B. Robert Williamson Jr. Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of their new website. The site is intended to serve as a comprehensive resource for potential partners and to document ongoing community enrichment projects supported by the foundation.

The website, located at, includes details about the foundation’s mission to memorialize Williamson’s vitality, curiosity and generosity through financial support in the form of charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations that primarily focus on the education and empowerment of young people. Established with a lead gift by Chilton Investment Company founder Richard L. Chilton Jr. and his wife, Maureen, the foundation is an ongoing legacy to the memory of the friend and colleague who died tragically in April.

One of the primary roles of the website will be to build relationships with potential grantees as the foundation begins its initial mission of finding organizations with whom to partner.

“We think this site will be the home base for the community we’re hoping to build,” Caroline Williamson said. “Contributors, grantees, trustees, support staff—the web site is a place to see everything going on with the foundation’s different aspects. And it’s such an easy way for people to connect and stay in touch.”

Those interested in donating to the foundation can use the “How You Can Help” section of the website, choosing the area or partnership with the foundation they would most like to support. A general option is available as well, which allows donors to choose for their gift to be allocated wherever it is most needed.

The site also features a collection of photos of the late money manager, providing a wonderfully vivid look at Robert’s life. From his years playing basketball for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to the vacations and celebrations spent with family, the gallery gives viewers a sense of the warmth with which he lived.

Williamson, a resident of Manhattan, was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. He attended the Ravenscroft School in Raleigh before earning his degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon receiving his MBA from the Wake Forest School of Business, Williamson joined Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette as a stockbroker. He went on to work at Tiger Management before co-founding his own hedge fund, Williamson McAree Investments, and, in January 2011, joining Chilton Investment Company, where he was serving as the managing director at the time of his death.

A Legacy of Hope: The Birth of the B. Robert Williamson Jr. Foundation

DATE:Dec 04 - Tuesday

In order to preserve the memory and generous spirit of Benjamin Robert Williamson Jr., the family and friends of the late money manager have come together to create the B. Robert Williamson Jr. Foundation.

The foundation was established with a lead gift by Chilton Investment Company founder Richard L. Chilton Jr. and his wife, Maureen, in memory of Robert, a close friend and colleague who died tragically in April.

The foundation seeks to provide financial support in the form of charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations that primarily focus on the education and empowerment of young people.

“We think this will be the perfect legacy for Robert,” Caroline Williamson said. “My husband would be very happy to know that we’re providing opportunities for so many young people.”

The board of trustees is made up of family friends and business partners of the Williamson family, who are all directly involved in the grant making process and are dedicated to assisting underserved, vulnerable populations. With a commitment to data-based and outcome-driven decision making, the foundation operates with a belief in the importance of open and transparent communication with grantees.

Interested parties can make donations to the foundation on the newly launched website,

Williamson, a resident of Manhattan, was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. He attended the Ravenscroft School in Raleigh before earning his degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon receiving his MBA from the Wake Forest School of Business, Williamson joined the firm of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette as a stockbroker.

From there, he worked for Tiger Management before co-founding his own hedge fund, Williamson McAree Investments, and, in January 2011, joining Chilton Investment Company, where at his death he was the managing director.