News Updates

  • FSHD Education Program Helps Prevent ‘Summer Slide’ in Grades

    Most Americans know about the “summer slide” which describes what happens when young minds sit idle for three months. Less well known is the fact that summer break hits low-income kids the hardest: these youngsters actually lose at least two months in reading and math achievement, while their middle-class peers make slight gains. During the summer, the Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center at Ethel R. Lawrence Homes runs a six-week enrichment program that seeks to ensure academic continuity during the summer months.

    Published on June 13th, 2014 | Read more »

  • Three ERLH Teens Win Top Honors at High School

    Three of our teens have been singled out by their teachers for a 2014 “People’s Choice Award” from Lenape High School. These awesome young people were praised at a ceremony on May 14, 2014 for their maturity, honesty, compassion, enthusiasm and even for helping one educator become “a better teacher, a better parent and a better person.”

    Published on May 14th, 2014 in Margaret Donnelly O'Connor Education Center | Read more »

  • FSHD Exceeds $40,000 Capital Campaign Goal for Trailer Repair

    We are delighted to report some wonderful news: FSHD exceeded our 2013 capital campaign goal of $40,000 to renovate the double-wide trailer that houses the Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center at Ethel R. Lawrence Homes!

    Published on April 3rd, 2014 | Read more »

  • Fair Share Northgate II Wins Innovations Fund Award

    LeadingAge and the NewCourtland Foundation announced that Fair Share Northgate II is among seven recipients of the second round of grants through the Innovations Fund, which seeks to catalyze innovation among nonprofit providers of aging services by funding programs that promise to have a demonstrable impact on residents, clients, families, employees or the broader community. The seven winners were selected because they presented well-developed proposal ideas with the potential to advance the field of housing plus services and to be replicated in other communities. Through the generosity of LeadingAge members and a matching grant from the NewCourtland Foundation, grants of $25,000 have been awarded to each.

    Published on November 14th, 2013 | Read more »

  • Health Fair at Northgate II on November 15, 2013

    Fair Share Northgate II will be holding a Health Fair on Friday November 15th 2013, running from 11am – 4pm. It will be held in the Community Center of the affordable housing high-rise located at 500 N. 7th Street and is open to the public. A variety of vendors and health care organizations from the nearby area will be in attendance and have staff on hand to provide information and answer questions about their services. Nurses and medical technicians will also be available to conduct health screenings such as blood pressure and blood sugar tests.

    Published on November 7th, 2013 | Read more »