Ascension Outreach, Inc. is a community service non-profit 501(c)(3), based in Greenwich Village, New York & member agency of Food Bank for New York City. We operate a food pantry and tutoring outreach program located at The Church of the Ascension. Ascension Outreach has partnered with Resistance Cinema to present free documentary films each month on current topics.
Grocery bags of non-perishable food are distributed on the second and fourth Saturday each month from 8:30am to 9:00am from the Parish House door at 12 West 11th Street. Clients can line up on the sidewalk on the north side of 11th Street and the first 200 people in line receive bags of non-perishable food.
Films are shown at 6:30pm in the Parish House of Church of the Ascensions at 12 West 11th Street. The Return: In 2012, California amended its “Three Strikes” law, shortening the sentences of thousands of “lifers.” See this unprecedented reform through the eyes of those on the front lines — prisoners suddenly freed, families turned upside down and attorneys and judges wrestling with an untested law. Our guest speaker panel will be led by Former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey, Executive Director of Jersey City Employment and Training, which provides “re-entry” coaching for those released from prison.I n the past we have shown the following films: Citizen Four, Inequality for All, Broken on All Sides and This Changes Everything. Watch here for more films in 2016.
The tutoring program meets on Mondays after school from September to May in the Parish Hall. Tutors work with grade school students as one-to-one mentors and the group creates a project together at the end of the year. To volunteer, donate or obtain more information regarding Ascension Outreach, Inc., you may call the parish office at (212) 254-8620 or send an email to: FatherChinery@ascensionnyc.org. Thank you for your interest in our outreach program.
Ascension Outreach, Inc.
12 West 11th Street
New York, NY 10011
Telephone: (212) 254-8620
Executive Director: The Rev. Edwin Chinery. Board Members: Stanley Ackert, Connie Dondore, Robert Dziedziach, Lisa Dunn, John Merryman, Martha Mitchell, Will Prince, and Frederick Schock.
See sidebar above left to Donate Now to the Food Pantry and Tutoring Program through PayPal. All donations are fully tax deductible. We would like to thank our 2016 funding organizations including: The Food Bank for NYC, United Way, New York Episcopal Charities Foundation, Grace Episcopal Church and the NYU Community Fund.