TORRES PRESENTS AWARD AT BUILDING SKILLS NY EVENT
Earlier this month, local workforce development non-profi t Building Skills NY held their fi rst ever ‘Best of Building Skills NY’ reception to celebrate and recognize those who make the
organization successful. Councilman Ritchie Torres, who was in attendance, presented the Building Skills’ 2019 ‘Workforce Partner Award’ to non-profi t organization STRIVE.
Public Housing Communities, Inc. CEO Charlene
Nimmons (l) with Building Skills’ recruiter
and operations coordinator Tatanisia Lumley.
Photo courtesy of Jordan E. Photos
(l-r) Councilman Ritchie Torres, STRIVE New York executive director Lakythia Ferby and
Building Skills’ executive director David Meade. Photo courtesy of Jordan E. Photos
S.O.S. BRONX HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE
Local non-profi t organization Save Our Streets Bronx held its fi rst annual food drive to feed
the community on Friday, November 15. The food drive took place just outside of the S.O.S.
Bronx headquarters on 601 E. 163rd Street.
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Brooklyn resident Howard Young was presented
with the 2019 Building Skills’ Worker of the
Year award. Photo courtesy of Jordan E. Photos
(l-r) Shawn Stevens, Karen Turner, Jade and Carlos Torres, one of the event’s organizers.
Photo by Aracelis Batista
SEPULVEDA AT LA CENTRAL’S RIBBON-CUTTING
Senator Luis Sepulveda joined Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Councilman Rafael Salamanca
and others for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for La Central, which will provide nearly
1,000 quality affordable housing units, a YMCA, roof-mounted solar panels and more.
Senator Sepulveda joins Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. (l), Councilman Rafael Salamanca
and others for the La Central ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Photo courtesy of Senator Luis Sepulveda’s offi ce
‘CENTERS SALUTES YOU’
University Center recently began a Veterans Day outreach program
‘Centers Salutes You’ which gave veteran seniors the opportunity to
talk about their experiences in a comfortable setting.
University Center’s veterans (l-r) Thomas Weiters, Isiah Horsley, Bienvenido
Santiago and Rafael Allen. Photo courtesy of Centers Health Care