April 3, 2020 Update: Notice of Continued Closure

April 3, 2020 Dear Storefront Family, To ensure the continued health and safety of our community The Storefront has decided to continue with our temporary building closure during this time where novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 poses a serious public health problem. We are tentatively scheduled to reopen at the end of June, and will continuously re-evaluate this date as the situation … Read More

Fostering Social Connectedness in a time of Social Distancing

The featured image on this page shows The Storefront Staff team in Fall 2019. While we cannot be this close right now, we can still collaborate with each other and with you, and everyone in the community to foster community connectedness. March 19, 2020Nadia Heyd Storefront Donor Relations Coordinator and Communications Committee Member During this time of collective response to … Read More

Notice of Closure: East Scarborough Storefront

March 16, 2020 Dear Storefront Family, The East Scarborough Storefront is a vibrant community made of diverse populations including many who may be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. The health and safety of our community is our priority. To ensure the continued health and safety of our community, The Storefront has decided to temporarily close. This is in line with all … Read More

Update on COVID-19

March 10, 2020 Dear Storefront Family, The East Scarborough Storefront is committed to the safety, health and wellbeing of our staff, students, volunteers, partners and residents. We are always vigilant with our protocols and the measures that we take to prevent the transmission of communicable illnesses and ensure the ongoing health of all those who come through our doors. As … Read More

Local jobs, the Connected Community way: East Scarborough Works in action

Top image contains two individuals speaking to a large crowd. Bottom left image has a person in a black jacket looking at the camera while holding a coffee cup while a second person looks at their face. Third image is a crowd of individuals with a few reading printed material

At The Storefront these days, we’re living into our Connected Community Approach (CCA) in new ways that address the geographic nature of poverty. On February 4th, we certainly saw something new and exciting happening when we put the CCA into action for local workforce development at our first East Scarborough Works (ESW) construction trades pathway info session. Though it may … Read More

Cooking up Community – with you!

Great news! Thanks to our Friends and Supporters, and some handy work by our Facilities staff, the stoves are fully functional again! UPDATE – Jan 14, 2020 (by Nadia Heyd) This is a story that you kind of need to read from the bottom of this post to the top to get the full gist. To save you the trouble, … Read More

I bake, you bake, Wee Bake!

article by Nadia Heyd, originally published in Aug 2019 issue of The Bluffs Monitor – with thanks to The Bluffs Monitor team! East Scarborough Storefront is proud to know local resident, Lolita Richards.  Lolita fell in love with baking at the age of eight when she was given an Easy Bake Oven. Her passion for baking led her to George … Read More

What’s new with Sport for Change? Above the Rim (July) and Feet in Motion (September)

by Nadia Heyd, Storefront Staff, September 5, 2019 Among the amazing community-building activities that happen at The Storefront, basketball happened in a big way this summer at The Storefront Sports Court! On July 28th, we saw the culmination of months of work by local resident leaders supported by The Storefront’s Sport for Change initiative. Above the Rim, a 3-on-3 youth … Read More

A Connected Community Approach: Reinforcing The Importance of Relationships In Times Of Adversity

A community’s resilience and strength is tested in times of adversity: when the unthinkable happens and tragedy imposes itself on a thriving, progressive and resilient community.  In early August at The Storefront’s sport court a young man’s life was nearly taken by gun violence.  It sent a shocking ripple effect throughout the community. Community members, community agencies and business owners … Read More