Donated backpacks set 220 kids up for school success

A child who lives at Lantern's Cedars Hall proudly shows his donated backpack, in front of a palm tree made by another Lantern resident

220 children living in five Lantern buildings started the new school year with new backpacks and essential school supplies, thanks to the generous support of the Laura B. Vogler Foundation and Coalition for the Homeless' Project: Back to School. For families struggling on extremely low incomes, finding the money for all the supplies their kids … Continue reading Donated backpacks set 220 kids up for school success

Resource Fair Gives Bronx Young Adults A Boost

Lantern young adults gather in front of a table to hear from a community organization about career and education opportunities

Lantern is one of the largest NYC service providers for young adults in supportive housing, and on Tuesday, nearly a third of all the youth we support turned out for our Resource Fair at Jasper Hall in the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx. Organized by our Employment & Education team, the Fair brought together local … Continue reading Resource Fair Gives Bronx Young Adults A Boost

Operation HOPE educates Lantern clients in Financial Capability Month

Rachel Hood from Operation Hope teaches financial skills to residents at Lantern's Amber Hall

We're into the final week of national Financial Capability Month and on Friday, Operation HOPE wrapped up a round of their financial skills workshops at Lantern. For Friday's event, around 20 clients gathered in the bright common room at Lantern's Amber Hall in the Bronx, to hear from Operation HOPE Financial Management Counselor Rachel Hood. … Continue reading Operation HOPE educates Lantern clients in Financial Capability Month