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Lycée Français De New York

505 East 75th Street

Cultural Center auditorium

New York, NY 10021

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In a world where real connection between people is often missing, volunteering, from caring for the homeless to cleaning up parks, is much needed, and we all can do it !

Several dedicated volunteers will share their stories and inspiration.

"I strongly believe that giving back to society is an important part of being a rounded human being. And I believe there are many ways to do so. I have chosen volunteering."

Hélène Awad - Art therapist and volunteer

"I believe that my passion comes out of my childhood "I don't think it's fair" attitude for social justice, my Episcopal boarding school in Virginia, my Economics degree from Wheaton College, and my faith. Which came first? I don't know. It's a wonderful journey to wholeness."

Terry Grace - Head of Volunteer Coordinator of John Jay Park

"Community service develops the empathy and compassion of our students, it makes them discover and appreciate the world beyond the Lycée "

Vivianne Kurzweil - Director of Service Learning at the Lycée Francais de New York

"By 1987, I found myself homeless on the streets of New York. I took to riding the subway at night for warmth and shelter. The doors of the Bowery mission that I entered were the doors that literally opened up to the rest of my life. After two years as a resident, I was hired as the Security Supervisor, promoted three years later to Manager of Operations and two years after that to Assistant Director."

James Macklin - Outreach Director for the Bowery Mission

"I volunteer since 3 years at the Sherkow Center in Manhattan and I help children with autism. They make me feel happy and I hope to give them back the help and attention they deserve!"

A 10th grader student at the Lycée & committed volunteer


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Lycée Français De New York

505 East 75th Street

Cultural Center auditorium

New York, NY 10021

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