Ministries: Education Additional Educational Services

Through a variety of ministries, the RSHM have extended their commitment beyond traditional education and provide educational services especially to those who have been underserved by the public sector:
At the RSHM LIFE Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY ( "LIFE" stands for "Learning is for Everyone." The LIFE Center was founded in 1995. Its mission is to welcome the needy, especially women and children, and to nurture their personal development through educational programs and social services. The LIFE Center enjoys an excellent collaboration with the local school district and community agencies. The Center's educational programs include the After School Program, Parents and Tots, English as a Second Language for adults, and computer classes for adults, all staffed by RSHM, lay staff, and volunteers. They are especially proud of the fact that all of their students have remained in school, graduated from high school and are enrolled or planning to attend college. The RSHM LIFE Center is licensed by the State of New York Office of Children and Family Services. Please watch our video on our YouTube channel: RSHM Channel
South Central Los Angeles Ministry Project (South Central LAMP) Los Angeles, CA

South Central LAMP’s mission is to provide a supportive, nurturing environment for economically poor women and their families. We do this by offering educational programs that empower women and their families to reach their full potential, build self-esteem, and strengthen mutual interdependent relations.

The vision for South Central LAMP grew out of a collaborative effort in 1992 when eight congregations of women religious joined together in response to Los Angeles’ civil unrest of that year.  Researching the specific needs of South Central Los Angeles residents, they found a strong desire from Latina immigrant mothers to improve their literacy and education, enhance their parenting skills, and prepare their children for school and success in life. The RSHM commitment to this project has been steadfast since this time.  LAMP is a nonprofit organization where families who immigrated from Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador have the opportunity to “work effectively for their own development and liberation.”(RSHM Mission Statement)  LAMP’s Sponsoring Congregations include: Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Sisters of the Holy Family, Sisters of Notre Dame, Sisters of St. Louis, Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Daughters of Charity.

 Centro Corazón de María, Hampton Bays, NY 
At Centro Corazon de Maria in Hampton Bays, NY, founded in 2002, RSHM serve the Latino community on Eastern Long Island by networking with a variety of agencies to offer a number of services to its clients, including English as a Second Language for both adults and children, computer classes, and health education programs. Please watch our video on our YouTube channel: RSHM Channel

A Place Called Home (APCH), Los Angeles, CA 
A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth center located in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance, and art classes. We also have a recreation and athletic department. One on one attention is at the heart of all APCH programs and activities. This reflects the belief that each member arrives at our center with skills and abilities that have not fully been realized.  Our MissionA Place Called Home is a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being; and are inspired to make a meaningful difference in their community and the world. The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary have served on the board, the staff, and as volunteers at A Place Called Home since 1997.  APCH was founded by Debrah Constance in the basement of a Baptist Church, and today it has its own buildings.  APCH is run by a generous and deeply committed board.
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