Lenox Hill Hospital has received Robin Hood Foundation Grant to expand services since 2010. Lenox Hill Hospital (a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System) was awarded a leadership grant from the Robin Hood Foundation for The Center for Attention and Learning (CAL). The grant allows CAL to provide services for educational organizations funded the Robin Hood Foundation throughout the New York metropolitan area. CAL, part of the hospital's Outpatient Center for Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry, administers comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to low-income New York City public school children with attention deficits and learning disabilities.
For a low-income child with a learning disability, the appropriate educational experience is one of the greatest tools available in breaking the cycle of poverty. CAL Executive Director Jamie Kay, PhD, defines the partnership with the Robin Hood Foundation as an outstanding opportunity for expansion of the program. "This grant makes it possible to fund two postdoctoral fellows who will administer comprehensive assessments to an expanded youth population," she explained. "Our new partnership will enable our clinical team to provide services within the Robin Hood Foundation's established network of educational programs. This collaborative model will offer much needed services to New York City children in need, and we are proud to count ourselves among the grant recipients the Robin Hood Foundation selectively supports."
We need your help. Lenox Hill Hospital is committed to expanding community outreach for the underserved. CAL receives more than 800 requests for evaluation annually, and the need continues to grow. The hospital will continue to seek additional funding from our donor community to meet this need.
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