A generous donation to Street Lab, in memory of Helen and Michael Shields

Dec 6, 2023

The support of individual donors goes directly to Street Lab’s work in low-income and underserved neighborhoods across NYC, which now represents over 81% of our work overall. Simply put: individuals let us do our best work where it is needed most.

Below is the inspiring story behind a donation from Eileen Shields in memory of her parents, a story that we have been sharing with New Yorkers at our pop-ups in the Bronx and Brooklyn. Helen and Michael Shields were determined to instill in their children a love of learning and a belief in the value of education. We’re grateful that Eileen is supporting Street Lab’s work to create places where other families can gather around these same values.

As 2023 comes to a close, we hope you’ll consider becoming a Street Lab donor, joining the individuals who are shaping the work of Street Lab in 2024 and beyond. Thank you!