News and Events

At HeartShare, we believe in keeping you aware of news and events throughout the agency. Be sure to visit our Events Calendar for important upcoming dates that may be of interest to you.

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Reflecting on 2023 By Dawn Saffayeh –  Dear HeartShare Family, What a year 2023 was. We’re already sprinting into 2024, but I did want to stop and take a minute to reflect on this past year. I was so honored to step into this role of CEO January 2023. I’m so thankful for our staff,…

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Celebrating Black History Month at HeartShare

Celebrating Black History Month at HeartShare By Lily Robinson –  Understanding our past is essential to our work today and where we hope it brings us. A considerable part of that past is the people who lived it and built the foundations on which we stand now. In February, we celebrate Black History Month. We…

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HeartShare Welcomes New Members To Its Board

HeartShare Welcomes New Members To Its Board By Lily Robinson –  HeartShare is thrilled to announce we have some new faces joining our already incredible lineup of board of directors. Our board members are an essential part of our community who share their expertise and compassion to improve the lives of New York children, adults,…

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Passion & Perseverance: Spotlight on Ash & Co.

Passion & Perseverance: Spotlight on Ash & Co. By Lily Robinson –  What started as a quest from her teacher at The HeartShare School to keep hands busy, student Ashlly has now built a fully-fledged business. Ashlly’s story is a testament to where passion and perseverance can lead. Opening a classroom store was the perfect…

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Running For HeartShare

Running For HeartShare By Lily Robinson –  Every year, around 50,000 runners participate in the largest marathon in the world, the TCS New York City Marathon. This Sunday, November 5, we are honored to have some members of the HeartShare family represent us in one of the most significant sporting events in the city by…

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Celebrating Our Direct Support Professionals

Celebrating Our Direct Support Professionals By Lily Robinson –  September is Direct Support Professionals Month, but the truth is our DSPs deserve our celebration and acknowledgment all year round. The DSPs at HeartShare come in every day ready to go above and beyond for our clients, and we are eternally grateful. Some background on DSP’s…

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Accessibility in Performing Arts

  Accessibility in Performing Arts By Will J Green – Arts Programming Coordinator New York lives and breathes performing arts. When you think of shows like Hamilton, Wicked, and The Lion King, you are immediately transported to NYC’s busy Broadway Street. We, as New Yorkers, are fortunate to have easy access to a variety of…

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HeartShare Celebrates 33 Years of the Americans With Disabilities Act

HeartShare Celebrates 33 Years of the Americans With Disabilities Act July 26, 2023, New York— This Disability Pride Month, we’re celebrating the 33rd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We’ve come a long way, but as members and allies of the Disability Community, we still have a long way to go. Education As we…

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HeartShare Rolls Out the Red Carpet for the 2019 Spring Gala at the Ziegfeld Ballroom

New York—Spring arrives on March 20 and HeartShare, New York’s premier nonprofit dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, kicks off the season in style on March 21 with the 2019 HeartShare Spring Gala. Held for the first time ever at New York’s illustrious Ziegfeld Ballroom—the storied Art Deco theater newly reimagined for…

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