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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.

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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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February 16, 2017 in Blog, In the City

February News: NYC Community Partner Spotlight

NYC Community Partner Spotlight: Taisha Parkins, Director of Boulevard Community Center The Sylvia Center’s Cooks for Health program teaches healthy cooking to youth, teens, and families in New York City…

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February 16, 2017 in Blog, In the City, On the farm, Recipes

February Recipes: Vegetable Tortilla Soup and Quinoa Banana Muffins

Vegetable Tortilla Soup Serves 6 Ingredients: 1 large onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 3 large garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoon chili…

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December 21, 2016 in Blog, In the City

Meet The Daniels

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