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The Sylvia Center is on a mission to create communities of healthy eaters. Ready to join us? There are so many ways to get involved.


This year, The Sylvia Center taught over 3,500 young people and their families in New York City and Columbia County how to cook and love healthy food. Your support will help us reach even more youth, teens and family members.



We welcome dedicated volunteers to work with us in the kitchen and classroom, to help out at special events, or to come to the farm for hands-on work days.

join the farm team

We welcome dedicated, young professionals to help us achieve our mission and strengthen our reach and effectiveness through fundraising, volunteering, and building greater awareness about our programs.

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Our events are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our students and supporters while growing future programs.

Join our team of chefs, educators and coordinators who are passionate about inspiring young people to eat well 

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December 13, 2017 in Blog, In the City, News, Recipes

Intern Spotlight: Lywana Dorzilor

Lywana Dorzilor was born in Saint Marc, Haiti and grew up in Harlem, New York.  As a junior at City College of New York, she is majoring in International Studies…

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December 12, 2017 in Blog, On the farm, Recipes

Curried Winter Squash Soup

Need more creative ideas for cooking with squash this winter? Look no further than this curried winter squash soup. The sweetness of the apples and squash are complemented by the…

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December 5, 2017 in Blog, News, Recipes

Stories and Recipes from The Sylvia Center

Some of our students, inspired by their experiences in the kitchen, have become chef instructors in the same communities where they live. Other students have changed their own eating habits…

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