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The New Alternatives Fall Meet & Greet – Event Photos

December 8th, 2013

Vincenzo Alexander speaking at the New Alternatives Meet and Greet

Former Client and recent college graduate, Vincenzo Alexander speaking at the New Alternatives Meet and Greet


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Executive Director Kate Barnhart tells of New Alternative's mission and work at the Meet and Greet

Executive Director Kate Barnhart tells of New Alternative’s mission and work at the Meet and Greet

Patrons and volunteers mingle at the Meet and Greet

Patrons and volunteers mingle at the Meet and Greet

Thank you to St. John's Lutheran Church for providing sanctuary to host our event

Thank you to St. John’s Lutheran Church for providing sanctuary to host our event

Jeremy Heinerich, New Alternatives Board Member, addresses the crowd

Jeremy Heinerich, New Alternatives Board Member, addresses the crowd

Mingling at the meet and greet

Mingling at the meet and greet

Volunteers serve up refreshments for our patrons and other guests

Volunteers serve up refreshments for our patrons and other guests

Kate Barnhart, New Alternative Executive Director, talks about our mission and work

Kate Barnhart, New Alternative Executive Director, talks about our mission and work

The limited edition New Alternatives t-shirt was available for sale

The limited edition New Alternatives t-shirt was available for sale

New Alternatives Board Chair Jeremy Heinerich speaking to our patrons, guests and volunteers

New Alternatives Board Chair Jeremy Heinerich speaking to our patrons, guests and volunteers

New Alternatives t-shirts and buttons available

New Alternatives t-shirts and buttons available

Getting a chance to engage directly with the community, guests, and folks who keep New Alternatives going

Getting a chance to engage directly with the community, guests, and folks who keep New Alternatives going

Community engagement between volunteers, guests and donors

Community engagement between volunteers, guests and donors




Fall 2013 Volunteer Opportunities at New Alternatives

September 17th, 2013

Please email Kate (kate@newalternativesnyc.org) if you are interested in any of these opportunities.

  1. London Terrace Street Fair – Saturday Sept. 28, 10am-5pm

    Volunteers needed to staff the New Alternatives table and sell New Alternatives merchandise.

    Shifts available: 11am-1pm; 1pm-3pm; 3pm-5:00pm.

     

  2. Fall “Meet and Greet” event – Friday Oct. 11, 5:30pm-9:00pm

    81 Christopher Street, New York, NY
    Volunteers needed for set up, during the event, and clean up.
    We are also looking for someone to photograph the event.

Other Opportunities

  1. Join the New Alt Fundraising Committee!

    The committee meets alternate Thursdays at 6:30pm at 83 Christopher St.
    The committee is responsible for organizing fundraising events including parties, merchandise, flea markets, etc. New ideas are welcome!

  2. Organize a drive for New Alternatives at your school, office, or place of worship

    We are constantly in need of socks, underwear, hygiene supplies
    (deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, razors), non-perishable food and used clothing.

  3. Are you available during the day? 

    We need volunteers to help with Case Management on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-6pm.

  4. Tutoring

    We need tutors for a variety of subjects and levels.

    Tutoring takes place Sundays at 4pm.

     




Check out our t-shirts, buttons, and totes at the London Terrace Street Fair

September 6th, 2013

Stop by the New Alternatives table for a chance to buy our limited edition t-shirts, buttons, and totes.

 

21st Annual
LONDON TERRACE STREET FAIR 

September 28th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, 
West 24th Street between 9th Ave and 10th Ave
tshirt




Help a Homeless LGBT Youth Go Back to School!

August 26th, 2013

It’s back to school season, and homeless LGBT youth need your help. 

New Alternatives is seeking donors to purchase textbooks for homeless college students.

If you can help, please contact kate@newalternativesnyc.org for a list of needed books.

We are also in need of donations of school supplies including:

  • spiral notebooks
  • looseleaf paper
  • dividers
  • pens
  • pencils
  • graphing calculators
  • highlighters
  • index cards
  • folders

Items can be shipped to:

83 Christopher Street

New York, NY 10014




Volunteers from the Lotus Corps

November 26th, 2012

Volunteers from the Lotus Corps helped us prepare and serve a thanksgiving feast for 50 yesterday.  And they brought karaoke!




Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25th, 2012

New Alternatives youth spent thanksgiving day having a wonderful meal at Craftbar




New Alternatives’ Life Skills group

October 25th, 2012

Staff from Day One discussed Intimate Partner Violence with youth attending the New Alternatives’ Life Skills group




Director Kate Barnhart discusses New Alternatives

September 26th, 2012

Director Kate Barnhart discusses New Alternatives on the OUT FM radio show on WBAI:

http://outfm.org/images/stories/2012/09/KateBarnhart1.mp3

You can hear the full show here: http://t.co/HYXGd61Z






 
A Few Words from Our Clients (video)
New Alternatives in Action (video)

Mission Statement

Created in 2008, the mission of New Alternatives is to increase the self-sufficiency of homeless LGBT youth and to enable them to transition out of the shelter system and into stable adult lives. We do this by providing case management, education services, life skills training, community-building recreational activities, opportunities for self-expression, and support services for HIV+ youth. Our guiding principles are those of harm reduction, youth development, and empowerment.