Every day Good Shepherd Services makes a difference in someone’s life. Our work is multifaceted and always evolving to best meet the needs of our participants and the communities in which we work.  The stories featured below will keep you updated on the latest news about the agency, the activities and accomplishments of our programs, the experiences of our staff and participants, and the many ways we work to provide young people and their families with a safe passage to self-sufficiency.

AIM Program Receives 2013 Data Driven Award

We are very happy to announce that in February our AIM program receivedthe 2013 Data-Driven Award. Given by the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity and the New York City Young Men’s Initiative, the award honors organizations that improve services for New Yorkers through data collection and data-driven decision making. more

Confidence is Key

This fall, nine female students from Bushwick Leaders' High School spent the day learning teambuilding skills through a series of challenging outdoor games as part of Confidence is Key, a mentoring program in partnership with career women from New York Life Insurance Company. more

Red Hook: A Year After Sandy

Neighborhood residents and partner organizations continue to work together to overcome challenges from the storm and organize residents to respond to future emergencies.  more

It’s Never Too Early to Learn Financial Responsibility

Not many twelve and thirteen year-olds want to spend their free time after school in a math class with extra homework.  But for thirteen middle school students from our after-school program at MS118, this was exactly how they wanted to spent their Monday afternoons when they signed up to take part in a five week financial literacy workshop offered by volunteers from High Water Women.  more

Celebrating the Largest Ever Graduating Class from Bronx LifeLink

Nine students stood proudly at the Bronx Lifelink graduation celebration on May 24th, enthusiastically receiving their gifts and commendations, with the knowledge that they are part of the largest Lifelink graduating class to date.  more

Top 10 Tips for Raising a Teen, From One Foster Mom to Another

 The following is part of a speech by Joan Siegel, Director of Health Services, at our event celebrating foster parents on May 3, 2013. In her speech, Joan generously shared her experience as a mother who adopted her daughter from the foster care system. more

17th Street Drug-Free Program with Donna Chavous

Any evening with 40 teenage girls is likely to be a noisy one.  But on Monday, March 11th the young women who live at our 17th Street residence were listening with rapt attention to Donna Chavous talk about her work on the television show “Intervention.”  more

Learning to Work Internships Support Academic Success

The LTW internships help students develop positive workplace habits and skills and identify career options. more

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