211 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11550
Shannon Boyle, LMSW
(516) 564.4764 ext. 132
Nature and Purpose of Agency
New Ground recognizes that the key to solving homelessness is not
only to help the families who are homeless, but also to prevent it
in the future. Our goal is to decrease recidivism and to empower
individuals to function independently. We identify and respond to
those families at risk through intensive case management programs
that provide educational, technical, and emotional support.
Those needs frequently are education-based. Many people in
our program are academically challenged from unstable home life,
low self-esteem, poor attendance and changes in school
systems. New Ground provides professional tutors who are
trained teachers; educational testing; Back-to-School workshops;
and education advocates.
Tasks Available for Students
In house tutoring – assisting with computerized reading online
program; reading specialists; meet with students at local library
on a needs basis (areas served; Huntington, Uniondale, Hempstead,
Freeport, Long beach and Roosevelt); after school
Tutor parents in reading and other areas, etc. Assist parents
in everything from textbook reading to college financial aid
Reading program; Monday and Thursdays 5pm-7pm (up to five or six
students at a time).
Other programs or assistance; Monday through Friday 9am –
Requires at least 15 service hours throughout the semester.