Our Mission:

Train & Serve

The New York School of Urban Ministry (NYSUM) equips youth and adults through life-changing, cross-cultural, hands-on, short-term missions experiences.

As a result of the NYSUM experience many groups plan to utilize their training by engaging in community outreach in there own cities.


Compassion Ministry

A united outreach to homeless people of New York City, who are often forgotten during the coldest season of the year.

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Women’s Makeover

During Extreme Makeover Weekend, more than 150 women from at least eight States and various parts of Canada will help NYSUM provide more than 500 cosmetic and wardrobe makeovers for homeless and battered women in New York City homeless shelters.


Operation Drumstick

5,000 Turkey dinners prepared and served.

Hurting people will receive a good old-fashioned Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings: roasted turkey, corn bread stuffing, vegetables, cranberry sauce, and dessert.


Christmas Compassion

Children’s Ministry and Citywide Toy Giveaway.

Our Christmas Compassion toy giveaway is on of our biggest outreach. Our volunteers come from all over the country to share in this exciting experience of blessing a child. We’ll visit several shelters around New York City with toys.

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Back to School

Reaching the community with 2,000 backpacks.

NYSUM supplies children with backpacks and contents such as composition books, pens, pencils, rulers, glue, and crayons.