Emerald Youth Foundation

Community Transformation in Lonsdale

Emerald Youth Foundation (EYF) is working to change the trajectory for youth in Lonsdale, many of whom have seen great challenges and tragedy, perhaps most publicly through the murder of Zaevion Dobson. Without an outlet for recreation, physical activity, and access to community, young people will continue to turn to the negative alternatives that are so readily available in their community. Thanks to the generosity and partnership of other community members and organizations, EYF will open a neighborhood multipurpose complex in the heart of Lonsdale in 2019 to holistically serve the young people of this community and their families. We are also expanding our programming reach to have a greater impact on the community at large. EYF is seeking support from Trinity to support the development of program initiatives in Lonsdale.