FSW Awarded Five Year Advantage After School Program Grant

FSW has been awarded an Advantage After School Program grant of $144,375 per year for five years (totaling $721,875) by the New York State  Office of Children and Family Services to  provide enrichment programs for students in the Sleepy Hollow Middle School.  The program is designed not only to provide academic support, but to help…[More]

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“Backpacks to School” Campaign

The Sharing Shelf of FSW has launched its third annual “Backpacks to School” drive for the 2014-2015 school year.  Our goal is to create 600 backpacks for disadvantaged elementary, middle and high school students. Those backpacks will be distributed in early September as local children head back to school. We estimate that it costs $25…[More]


FSW’s SNUG Anti-Violence Program Featured on News 12

FSW has launched our SNUG anti-violence program in Mt. Vernon, which has been made possible by a $275,600 grant from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.  News 12 Westchester featured SNUG (guns spelled backwards) on its Wednesday, July 9, 2014 program, including interviews with several of FSW’s Violence Interrupters who will implement…[More]

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Stand Up for Women Veterans Event

Over 140 women veterans attended the second annual Stand Up for Women Veterans Event on Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Double Tree by Hilton in Tarrytown.  The full-day event, sponsored by the Lanza Investment in Veterans Empowerment (L.I.V.E.) was designed to meet the unique needs of women veterans and their families.  An early morning…[More]

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FSW Awarded Renewed Grant for Head Start/Early Head Start in White Plains

FSW is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a renewed grant by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, enabling us to continue operating our Head Start/Early Head Start program in White Plains through June 2019.  These  programs are critically important because they give young children a “head start” on education, while…[More]