The end of the year is still a time for new beginnings at ESS/Safe Space where we just celebrated the grand reopening of our newly expanded Jamaica Community Youth Center. With just enough time to emerge from the Thanksgiving lull, we joined a group of 50 elected officials, community partners, business leaders, and board members [...]
Happy (Almost) Holidays from ESS & Safe Space! This season we’re hoping you’ll share your joy with the children in our programs by participating in our annual Winter Wonders Gift Drive. Your contributions make it possible for 3,000 children in our foster care and very low income communities to feel loved and joyful during this time of giving and sharing with family.
At the ESS/Safe Space ARCHES program graduation, teens left no question in the community’s mind about the validity of rehabilitation. Teens graduating from the program had voluntarily committed themselves to the 6-month program which pairs youth on probation with community mentors and opens doors to education, development, and employment.
With weather as beautiful as it was for Saturday’s Emergency Preparedness “Prep” Rally , it’s tough to imagine a hurricane devastating the same neighborhood this time 2 years ago. Families from our Lower East Side and Far Rockaway neighborhoods were caught by surprise too when Hurricane Sandy flooded their housing developments and rendered our Virginia [...]
See why our students are so excited for the new school year. You can help them start things off right!
Our Annual Family Fun Day might be the most important day of the year. We at ESS / Safe Space got together with our neighbors and local leaders for a day of fun, learning, and strengthening the bonds that sustain our community. See for yourself!
ESS welcomes the staff and clients of Safe Space NYC to our team as we merge to form one organization. The merger allows us to extend our continuum of care to Queens, where Safe Space has offered critical support to families for decades, and to touch an additional 15,000 lives each year through expanded program [...]
Our mission is to strengthen the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, youth, and families across the New York metro area. Through innovation and partnership, we identify our community’s greatest opportunities for growth and enable individuals to pursue happiness and future success. Since 1831, ESS has maintained an unwavering commitment to positively impacting the [...]
In 2013 we transformed your support into success for as many as 20,000 New Yorkers. Their stories inspire us to continue growing and innovating as we work to reverse poverty in the communities we serve. We’re proud to share some of these success stories with you in our 2013 Annual Report, Windows of Opportunity: