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LaSalle’s first food fair

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The CORE Group visited LaSalle in September to conduct our First Food Fair. During lunch, youth and staff sampled from breakfast and dinner foods that may very well be included in future menus depending on survey responses! The CORE Group is a food brokerage company representing various food lines ranging from Campbell soups to Ghirardelli chocolates. LaSalle School is a leader in programs and services for youth and families in crisis offering a variety of…

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Albany Police Chief Hawkins visits

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On September 28th, Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins visited LaSalle. Chief Hawkins learned about LaSalle’s Albany County juvenile and family reporting center program as well as the agency’s therapeutic treatment programs from a variety of administrative and clinical staff. LaSalle culinary students provided refreshments and guided Chief Hawkins on a tour of campus including our independent living unit. The Albany Police Department is a strong partner in LaSalle’s efforts to teach youth respect for each…

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Capital Region for Vieques

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LaSalle youth volunteered to support and serve refreshments at a meeting of the Capital Region for Vieques, an effort designed to meet current and long term needs of the Puerto Rican island affected by hurricane damage including bringing solar energy, water treatment systems, specialized refrigerators to preserve medication, food and satellite phones to the island. Vieques is an isolated island known for its remote beaches and used for decades by the U.S. Navy for training…

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Farm to table = CDOS credits

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A summer youth employment program will translate into student work-based learning hours towards CDOS credentials. The Old World Farm where LaSalle students have worked throughout the summer will extend their services to our youth through the Fall months. A strong career resource for many years, the farm’s owner has been consistently impressed by the strong work ethic our youth exemplify. CDOS credentials are NYS Board of Regent-approved regulations establishing multiple, comparably rigorous pathways to graduation…

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Images from the First Week of School 2018

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          LaSalle School is a leader in programs and services for youth and families in crisis offering a variety of programs designed to meet their needs including specialized residential placement, day service education, and alternative to detention services. The Counseling Center at LaSalle is an OMH and OASAS licensed outpatient behavioral health clinic located at LaSalle School, and currently implementing ACE treatment practices with youth and families. LaSalle is accredited by…

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Incoming HVCC president visits LaSalle

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Roger A. Ramsammy, Ph.D, new president of Hudson Valley Community College, visited with LaSalle staff and board members on August 21st to learn more about our treatment strategies and educational goals of our youth. Dr. Ramsammy assumed his new office on July 1st becoming HVCC’s seventh leader. Most recently, Dr. Ramsammy served as president of Miami Dade College’s West Campus, and is now replacing current HVCC president Drew Matonak. LaSalle School is a leader in programs and…

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Annual Back to School Night

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On August 16th, LaSalle’s Back to School Night welcomed children, youth and families participating in all of LaSalle’s programming including the Juvenile Reporting and Family Center. Community vendors assisted parents to learn strategies for a successful school year. A picnic supper was provided by LaSalle School replenishing all the energy spent on acquiring enough stars to select from the supply of backpacks filled with school supplies provided by the Cap Com Cares Foundation. Thank you…

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LSS youth: Putting others before themselves

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On August 12th, staff at Albany Medical Center Children’s Hospital were beyond thrilled to accept a charitable donation from LaSalle. In March 2018, Dylan asked LaSalle staff about organizing a donation drive for the hospital. With our strong support for this ambitious project, Dylan went on to ensuring there would be ear-to-ear smiles on the children’t faces for a long time to come! It all started with a work-based learning mindfulness classroom project allowed each…

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Early Christian period dioramas come to LaSalle

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LaSalle will be a Capital District school featuring a portion of a five-thousand piece presentation of the 2nd Temple – early Christian period of history complete with depictions and maps. The models will reside – temporarily – upon the generosity of the Hebrew Academy of the Capital District and the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York. Displays will be used as teaching tools and for opportunities to celebrate major events. LaSalle School is a leader…

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LSS at NYPWA summer conference

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LaSalle’s Anne Moscinski talked with conference participants at the annual summer conference of the New York Public Welfare Association held at the Saratoga Hilton. The four-day conference was held from July 22-25. NYPWA’s 150th Annual Winter Conference will be held on January 22-25, 2019 at the same venue. LaSalle School is a leader in programs and services for youth and families in crisis offering a variety of programs designed to meet their needs including specialized…

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