The New York Life Foundation, New York, N.Y. announced $150,000 in grants to winners of the 2007 Award Program and honored the six recipient organizations at a luncheon ceremony. Representing Westchester County and each of the five boroughs of New York City, the winning organizations each received a $25,000 award for offering programs that support the Foundation’s “Safe Places to Learn and Grow” program area. Each program focuses on providing safe havens during non-school hours and offers structured activities.
“We are pleased to recognize these six organizations for their outstanding efforts,” said Sy Sternberg, chairman and chief executive officer, New York Life Insurance Company. “Each one of the nonprofits offers engaging and positive activities that help children learn new social skills, explore their vocational interests and enhance their academic skills.”
“This award recognizes smaller nonprofit organizations that don’t have a large operating budget, yet are able to make a huge difference in the lives of local children,” said Peter Bushyeager, president of the New York Life Foundation “These Award winners provide a positive place and influence in the lives of our young people.”
The Award winners are:
— Bronx: LEAP’S After-School Program at J.H.S. 22;
— Brooklyn: Heart of Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program