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We provide at-risk families and children living in East Harlem and the South Bronx with integrated programming that uses a positive approach, harnesses individual strengths and fosters responsibility, self-esteem, initiative and the development of life skills.
Founded in 1977, SCAN New York is non-profit youth and family service organization that provides a variety of integrated supports to the highest risk children and families of East Harlem and the South Bronx.
Reaching over 7,000 children and 1,000 families annually via 21 program sites, SCAN is the largest youth service provider in East Harlem and the South Bronx.
Traditional youth and family service providers typically target their client's problems and then terminate program delivery at the resolution of the presenting problem.
SCAN takes a different approach and considers the traditional "point of resolution" as a beginning. SCAN employs a strength-based, empowerment-focused method to build upon strengths and move our children and their families toward positive goals.
The agency has been led by its Executive Director, Lewis Zuchman, an original 1961 Freedom Rider, since 1987.