Ms. Martha Z. Harris, Administrative Director
Ms. Debra Albo-Steiger, Program Manager
Ms. Carolina Camacho, MSW, Homeless Liaison – South schools
Ms. Ana Knapp, MSW, Homeless Liaison – North schools
Ms. Maira Leon, Community Liaison Specialist
Herna Bien-Aime, Community Liaison Specialist
Ms. Vicky Checo, Community Liaison Specialist
How Can the Community Help?
UP-START Shop is a free service to all students and families enrolled in Project UP-START. At the Shop, families can schedule an appointment all year round in order to pick up a variety of items at no cost. The items have all been donated by community partners who want to help families in need.
|If you are interested in donating to our program, we are accepting the following items:
||New clothing & shoes
||Toiletries (e.g. toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream,
||School Supplies (e.g. notebooks, loose-leaf paper, pens, pencils, etc.)
If you would like to make a monetary contribution, please visit the website
for “The Foundation for New Education Initiatives”:
Indicate that your contribution is for “Project UP-START” and if you have a
certain request for where the funds should be spent (e.g. school uniforms or
senior-sponsored events, please indicate this on the link above).