Explore some of the community news highlights within our portfolio and in the communities where we work.
With the approaching end of school year, many afterschool programs are also coming to an end. In recognition of student’s hard work, one of L+M’s grantees BronxWorks, recently celebrated with a showcase for students to present their work on STEAM-related topics of their choice.Read More
A Soundview native is helping her fellow community members get jobs at L+M’s Story Avenue project. For 54-year-old Henrietta Henry, the streets surrounding Story Avenue have been her only home. Read more in the Bronx Times.Read More
Jayda Shanks, center, with team at Essex Crossing L+M has worked as an employment partner with the Posse Foundation, a college access and career-pathing organization, for many years, and has hired nineteen Posse Scholars as interns and employees. In September 2016, Jayda Shanks, a Posse alum, celebrated her fifth anniversary at L+M. As part L+M’s […]Read More
In 2018, L+M and the Lower East Side community gathered to celebrate the opening of the first commercial business within Essex Crossing. The Grand Lo Café is a 2,500 square feet café serving coffee, pastry and lunch, all prepared on site. But the Grand Lo isn’t your typical café. Operated by Grand St. Settlement, the […]Read More
Earlier this year, the first building at Essex Crossing opened to the Lower East Side community. The building is also the new home for Grand St. Settlement, an NYU Langone Medical Center and Grand Lo, a social enterprise café. Named for local activist, Frances Goldin, the building is 100% affordable for seniors and those previously […]Read More
Sean, a Property Management employee talks with colleague Jose about his experience on StoryCorps. Hear his story about being reunited with his family, working first with Construction, and what it means when companies like L+M are willing to provide employment opportunities to those formerly incarcerated.Read More
Since 2012, L+M has supported afterschool programs for residents of L+M properties and other neighborhood residents in Harlem, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and the New Orleans-based Fauborg-Lafitte community.Read More