The Sylvia Center is a part of a movement to develop the next generation of healthy eaters, cooks, and advocates that can fundamentally change the future of food.
We empower our students to take control of their health, help them build a toolkit of life skills, and encourage them to become healthy food advocates within their communities.
The Sylvia Center educates youth on the connection between food and health while empowering them to lead healthier lives.
What We Do
We partner with community-based organizations, schools, and local businesses to deliver nutrition-focused culinary programming in all five boroughs of New York City and Columbia County, New York. Since inception, 35,000 participants have been served.
We were founded in 2007 by Liz Neumark, CEO of Great Performances, to honor her daughter, Sylvia. Our programming developed to address the growing tide of childhood diet-related diseases within under-resourced communities.