New York City is our largest satellite location for OPERATION UPLIFT which is conducted in Manhattan. Our coverage area stretches from Ground Zero in lower Manhattan northward to West 125th Street in Harlem (approximately eight miles). At any given time, you may find Jim Hogsett in the Port Authority Building or Grand Central Station, in front of the world famous Apollo Theater, or in other locations in the city where the homeless are concentrated.
Jim Hogsett says, "I never enter New York without remembering my conversation with a young man in Harlem. With tears streaming down his face, he replied, 'Mister I would love to have a job but aint nobody gonna hire me.' I asked "Why not?' He simply raised his hands showing no fingers. His mother had put him on the street for ill mannered behavior and the frigid temperatures will tell you the rest of the story."