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For 33 years the New York School of Urban Ministry has trained over 40 thousand urban leaders in “Hands on” compassion ministry. Here are some of the ways NYSUM is able to reach the poor the needy and disenfranchised by partnering with pastors, churches, and ministries through-out NYC.

  • Feeding the Homeless: We feed approximately 30,000 homeless people annually through our Food Truck and Compassion Ministry Outreaches with hot food, hot chocolate, and emergency resources
    • This includes: Operation Drumstick, our Thanksgiving Outreach serving 5,000 turkey dinners with all the trimmings to the poor and needy of
  • Blanket Outreach: We bless the homeless with about 5,000 blankets each year along with hundreds upon hundreds of bottled water with PB&J
  • Emergency Relief: We supply thousands of toiletry packets that are distributed by our students, staff, and short term missionaries to the homeless of NYC along with other clothing: hats, socks, coats
  • Food Pantry Outreach: Annually our food pantry serves bags of groceries to approximately 6,850 seniors and hurting families in the Astoria area of NYC. These groceries feed a family of 3 which comes to 20,550 meals per year
  • Christmas Compassion – Annually, we distribute 3,000 new toys to inner city children, living in City Shelters, making dreams come true at
  • Reaching At Risk Children & Youth – Annually we reach hundreds of inner city youth through our Basketball Outreaches in Brooklyn, NY & NJ. Champion Metals & Awards are given to all bless and encourage youth to Say No To Drugs
  • Extreme Makeover – We bless 500 battered women in NYC Shelters with pedicures, manicures, & brand new women’s clothing/outfits valued at $100,000
  • Ministry Training – We train approx… 5,000 short term missionaries each & serve soup kitchens, food pantries, city shelters, churches in community outreach