Community Partners




Below is a partial listing of community partners and placement opportunities connected to the Community Partnerships and Service Learning Program.

  • Adaptive Design Association Inc.
    ADA provides customized equipment for children with disabilities to help them achieve full integration in their homes, schools, and communities.

  • African Services Committee
    African Services Committee provides health, housing, legal, educational, and social services to refugees living in New York City who have been affected by war, persecution, poverty, and global health inequalities.

  • Casa de Esperanza
    Casa de Esperanza Multiservice Center is a vibrant and welcoming center dedicated to improving the lives of new immigrants. By fostering community and responding to the needs of the people, Casa’s staff and volunteers seek to live out the Mission of Charity with all who come. Among the many services offered at Casa are: ESL Classes, citizenship preparation, babysitting during classes, legal aid, food and clothing, translation, networking, advocacy, and job opportunities in the local area and on-site.

  • Center for the Urban River
    The Center for the Urban River offers opportunities for interactive educational programs that help children and adults understand the complexity of the Hudson and encourages them to become part of the solution to maintain this great river.

  • Center for Community Alternatives
    The Center for Community Alternatives works with people who would otherwise be incarcerated. CCA also provides addiction treatment and recovery, assistance to people with HIV and AIDs, and educational and employment services. All of CCA’s work is intended to build healthy individuals, healthy communities, and to prevent the destructive cycle of crime and incarceration.

  • Center Lane
    Center Lane is Westchester's only lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and community education center. Designed to reduce the isolation that many LGBTQ young people feel and promote a community culture that is supportive of LGBTQ youth, the center provides an opportunity for socialization, enhanced self-esteem, and personal growth in a safe place where youth can be themselves without fear.

  • CLUSTER Community Services
    CLUSTER works to create a better future for the communities of Yonkers, Westchester, and Rockland County by providing mental health services, mediation centers, youth and family programs, and housing resources.

  • Community Gardens/Greyston Foundation
    Greyston seeks to support low-income individuals and families through an integrated network of programs that provide jobs, workforce development, housing, youth services, community gardens, and health care. Sarah Lawrence students volunteer at the Greyston Community Gardens to help educate and bring together community youth. Students can also volunteer in other agency programs.

  • Don Bosco Community Center
    The Port Chester Day Laborer’s Center at Don Bosco seeks to improve the lives of day laborers in the United States. It is an affiliate of the Westchester Hispanic Coalition and a member of the National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON), which helps member organizations develop leadership and mobilize day laborers in order to expand their civil, labor, and human rights.

  • Drug Policy Alliance
    The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation’s leading organization promoting alternatives to current drug policy that are grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights.

  • Eastchester Community Action Partnership
    Eastchester Community Action Partnership's (ECAP) purpose is to help empower the community by satisfying the immediate needs of their clients while addressing the long term goals needed for their success. To strengthen the community, ECAP offers in-house services and referrals on employment & job training, eviction prevention, back to school clothing, holiday baskets & toys, and gently used clothing & furniture. Their after school program is one of their biggest community resources for working families with childcare needs.

  • Family Services Society of Yonkers
    Family Services Society of Yonkers (FSSY) provides human services for the Yonkers community, including home health care, family supports, guardianship, and advocacy.

  • Girl’s Inc. of Westchester
    Girl’s Inc. provides resources for parents and educators, informs policymakers about girl’s issues, educates the media and public, and teaches girls to use knowledge and strength to promote positive change for themselves and their communities.

  • Greenburg Nature Center
    Greenburg Nature Center is a significant wildlife habitat whose 33 acres house both indigenous species and hundreds of migratory birds.

  • Groundwork Hudson Valley
    Groundwork Hudson Valley deals with the revitalization and renewal of inner city and rural communities through practical projects, local empowerment, and sustained focus.

  • Hour Children
    Hour Children’s mission is to help incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children successfully rejoin the community; reunify with their families; and build healthy, independent, and secure lives. Hour Children’s services range from community programs such as employment training, housing, childcare, and food services, to prison advocacy and alternative education.

  • Iglesia de San Andres
    Situated in the middle of Southwest Yonkers, San Andres provides the local community with a variety of services, from a food pantry to much-needed immigration assistance and a K-5 afterschool program.

  • 1199 Health and Hospital Workers—Institute for Continuing Education (ICE)
    1199 ICE is responsible for both professional training and recertification programs and education of the 1199 membership. The 1199 internship teaches students about the strengths and weaknesses of working within an established, self-funded union organization.

  • International Rescue Committee
    The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Service areas include: resettlement, health care, nutrition and clean drinking water, counseling, education, youth and family support, and legal assistance on issues like immigration, gender-based violence, and human rights abuses.

  • Planned Parenthood of Hudson Peconic
    Planned Parenthood seeks to provide exceptional health services, accurate information and education, and fearless advocacy for reproductive rights and justice – all while respecting the cultural sensitivity of all communities.

  • Riverside Language Program
    The Riverside Language Program works with the New York Public Library to offer free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes to immigrants and refugees from all over the world who currently reside in New York City.

  • Wartburg
    Wartburg, an adult care community, offers programs that make life easier for aging seniors and affords them a range of choices with varying levels of assistance, independence, and financial options.

  • Women’s Prison Association
    WPA is a service and advocacy organization committed to helping women with criminal justice histories realize new possibilities for themselves and their families. They help women obtain work, housing, and health care, and rebuild their families and participate fully in civic life.

  • WJCS/Mary J. Blige Center for Women
    The Mary J. Blige Center for Women is committed to providing girls and women with the skills, knowledge, resources, and support that will empower them to pursue their personal goals and become self-sufficient, confident women.

  • Yonkers Riverfront Library
    The Riverfront branch of the Yonkers Public Library offers a full range of modern public library services and collections. The library also has a community gallery, the curator of which is a Sarah Lawrence College faculty member.

  • Yonkers Partners in Education
    Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) is a private, not-for-profit local education fund focused on building a district-wide culture that promotes academic achievement. YPIE strives to ensure that all students who attend the Yonkers Public Schools have the tools, support, and guidance needed to complete high school.

  • YWCA Yonkers
    The YWCA of Yonkers is a non-profit organization serving women, girls, and their families in a community of rapidly increasing diversity. The YWCA is a global movement of women brought together by the hope and acknowledgement that together we can create a better world, free from violence against women, sexual abuse, illiteracy, homelessness, and inclusive of justice, health, human dignity, freedom, and care for the environment.