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EDUCATION-FOCUSED

TWO EDUCATION-FOCUSED PROGRAMS:

    1. Abuela Lucy Secondary Disaster Relief

    Gets kids back to school in the poorest neighborhoods after hard hitting disasters.

    2. Abuela Lucy Life Sciences

    Improves educational opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds to excel in the life sciences.

    Hurricane Relief

    Hurricane Relief

    Project Libros y Lápices

    Help Kids In Puerto Rico Get Off The Streets, Out Of Shelters And Back To School By November 1.


    The first step to normalcy is getting kids back in school. We have identified schools in the poorest neighborhoods. We are organizing to send pallets packed with school supplies to to the most impacted schools.

     The Abuela Lucy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity. Our mission is to improve educational opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds to excel in the life sciences and provide secondary disaster relief for primary school children in the poorest neighborhoods after hard-hitting disasters.

    With this campaign we will impact the lives of hundreds of children.

    We are working directly with the National Guard/ Marine Reserved, The American Red Cross and a myriad of private companies who have donated time, space and transportation of supplies.

    Four ways you can help

    Four ways you can help

    Four ways you can help provide disaster relief:

      1

      Live near East Brunswick NJ? Drop off new or gently used items here.

      95 Tall Oaks Drive, Suite 100
      East Brunswick, NJ 08816

      2

      Buy supplies from our special Amazon page and they will be sent directly to us.

      4

      Volunteer to pack supplies. Location to be determined. Sign up to be notified of dates and times.

      DONATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY OCTOBER 25

      Kids in Puerto Rico Need:

      Kids in Puerto Rico Need:

      You can donate:

      1. Paper such as marble notebooks, drawing paper and looseleaf
      2. Sharpened pencils, pens, pencil cases erasers
      3. Crayons, markers, colored pencils and coloring books
      4. Rulers, kid’s scissors & glue sticks
      5. Small bottles of hand sanitizer
      6. Books (Gently used books in English most welcomed)
      7. Educational Toys (New or gently used, must NOT require batteries): Wood Blocks, Legos®, and Puzzles with all the pieces!)
      8. Backpacks (new or gently used)Math games and flashcards
      9. Teaching supplies such as stickers, highlighters, chalk, journals, portfolios
      10. Packing boxes

      Abuela Lucy Life Sciences Program

      The Abuela Lucy Life Sciences program provides grants and scholarships to educational institutions that support learners in the areas of biology and medicine. These fields, are underrepresented by diverse students, are essential to our daily lives.

      Our program has funded virtual labs, microscopes, field trips that bring children behind the scenes at healthcare facilities and educational seminars to primary, middle school and high school students in inner city schools.

      The Abuela Lucy Foundation is currently run by volunteers — so every donation goes a very long way.

      About Us

      About Us

      We strive to improve educational opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds to excel in the life sciences.

      Overview

      20160919_120643The Abuela Lucy Foundation was established in response to addressing the needs of low-income families and diverse learners who wish to pursue additional education and careers in the life sciences. Abuela Lucy was an immigrant from Puerto Rico. She came to the United States in the late 1940s with only a third-grade education. That is what was available to women during that time period in Puerto Rico. Abuela Lucy persevered and learned English and developed additional skills in math. These skills allowed her to become a seamstress. Working long hours, she dedicated her life to helping her extended family come to the States, often neglecting her own needs. She encouraged her granddaughter and founder of the Abuela Lucy Foundation to pursue as much education as possible. In a time and culture where the education of a woman was deemed unnecessary and not likely to get you a husband, Abuela Lucy helped break those boundaries and supported the way for higher education within her immediate family. Her legacy has been honored as all her grandchildren have graduated college with many acquiring advanced degrees.

      The Abuela Lucy Foundation was established by a medical market research firm named KOLComm. A special commitment has been made to learners in the scientific fields, especially in the areas of biology and medicine. These fields, which are underrepresented by diverse students, are essential to our daily lives. By helping students pursue the life sciences, The Abuela Lucy Foundation hopes to impact the lives of students in significant ways.

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      Projects To Date

      Projects To Date

      We’re young & energized, join us and help us fulfill our mission!

      1.May 2015

      With the assistance of Diversity Alliance For Science microscopes were provided to inner city students to provide them with the initial understanding of the life sciences

      2.August 2015

      Students from YMWIC were given a tour of an ambulance specializing in Basic Life Support. Training and education required to become an emergency medical technician were reviewed and synergies with medical writing, physician therapy and other life science career were provided.

      3.2014

      Funding to Link Community School for additions to the school library and other essential school materials were provided to increase their student population.

      4. May 2016

      Inspired students to create a video about the pharmaceutical process and how drugs go to market.
      View on YouTube

      5February 2017

      Awarded a grant to the Life Sciences Secondary School for their virtual lab initiative.

      6Hurricane Maria Relief: Project Libros y Lápices

      Stay tuned!

      Big Thank You

      Supporting Organizations

      Thank you to all of our sponsors for helping support our mission. Click the sponsor button below to find out how to become a sponsor of The Abuela Lucy Foundation.

      Sponsor

      Order Phase to Phase: How Medicine is Made

      PhasetoPhaseThe Abuela Lucy Foundation presents Phase to Phase: How Medicine is Made, written by Rose Rios. The first book of its kind, Phase to Phase was created for young adults on how companies go through various phases of testing for hopefully, product approval.

      Recommended for Ages 12 and up. A pop-up version for ages 7 and up will be available in early 2017.

      Contact Us

      Contact Us

      Have questions or want to get involved? Give us a call or email us.

      Email

      info@abuelalucy.org

      Phone

      908-912-8982

      Address

      East Brunswick, NJ 08816

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