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 to receive bags of non-perishable food.
Films are shown at 7pm in the Church of the Ascension Parish House at 12 West 11th Street. Broken on All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration and New Visions for Criminal Justice in the US. (2012, 68 minutes). This documentary film is a powerful indictment of the prison industrial complex and “the new Jim Crow” will be shown in our free film series on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 7pm in the church. Enter the church on Fifth Avenue at 10th Street. Doors open around 6:30pm. The guest speakers will be NYU Professor and ACLU Staff Attorney Jason Williamson and The Venerable William Parnell, Archdeacon for Mission in the NY Episcopal Diocese. Join us for this important film and some lively Q & A to follow. 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.
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