Lantern Volunteer Program managed by Civic Corps member for 3rd Year!

Lantern is lucky to be a host site for NYC Civic Corps, an AmeriCorps program. These members serve full-time in community-based organizations and government in NYC to build volunteer management systems and leverage New York's 50,000 volunteers to increase the quality and quantity of services delivered to underserved and vulnerable individuals. In September, Lantern began our third … Continue reading Lantern Volunteer Program managed by Civic Corps member for 3rd Year!

Diane Louard-Michel Appointed as Executive Director!

Ms. Louard-Michel is a visionary supportive housing professional with more than twenty-five years of experience in the field.  She joins Lantern from Unique People Services, a New York nonprofit that serves disadvantaged members of society, where she served as Senior Director of Real Estate & Development. Prior to her time at UPS, Ms. Louard-Michel worked … Continue reading Diane Louard-Michel Appointed as Executive Director!

Apply for Savanna Hall

Lantern is pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for 22 affordable housing rental apartments in Savanna Hall, now under construction at 444 West 163rd Street, in the Washington Heights/Inwood section of Manhattan. Qualified Applicants will be required to meet income guidelines and additional selection criteria.   Submit completed applications by regular mail only to the post … Continue reading Apply for Savanna Hall

Shinita Succeeds with IPS

Lantern Community Services has extensive onsite employment and educational services to foster independence, community connections, and economic self-sufficiency for the formerly homeless individuals and young people we serve. Lantern uses an evidence-based approach called Individual Placement and Support (IPS) to help clients enter or rejoin the workforce. Over the past year, the number of clients … Continue reading Shinita Succeeds with IPS

Food 4 Life Winter classes launch!

After a one-year USDA Planning Grant to design the Food 4 Life program, an eight-week cooking series focused on healthy, cost-conscious recipes and nutrition lessons, Lantern was honored to be awarded with USDA Community Food Project grant for four years of classes and culinary field trips for Lantern’s residents! Food 4 Life classes kicked off … Continue reading Food 4 Life Winter classes launch!


SHARE THE JOY OF THE HOLIDAYS Give a Gift  Lantern Community Services champions the independence and well-being of New Yorkers who are impacted by or threatened with homelessness. The families we serve struggle on very low incomes, and many of our youth don’t have families to turn to at all. With your help, we’ll make sure that … Continue reading SHARE THE JOY OF THE HOLIDAYS

Lantern in the News

On June 2nd, Lantern Community Services held our first public performance: MOBILIZE. The event premiered a new dance piece, Mobilize, choreographed and directed by Eryc Taylor Dance (ETD), and an original short film, Self > Selfie, made possible through a community partnership with the Museum of Modern Art. Self > Selfie explores how we curate our images for public consumption … Continue reading Lantern in the News