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The African American Men of Westchester Group Builds Community

February 25, 2023 | News Article

For nearly four decades, the African American Men of Westchester has been working tirelessly to support the county’s Black youth while enhancing life for all its residents.

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WDOMI Leads Rally at Federal Court House to Support Lawsuit Against LYFT

August 31, 2023 | Press Release

Chanting “we will ride,” a crowd assembled in front of the Federal Courthouse in White Plains to support Westchester Disabled on the Move Inc.’s lawsuit against Lyft, Inc., the rideshare and transportation company. 

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Groundwork Hudson Valley Welcomes Oded Holzinger as New Executive Director

September 7, 2023 | Press Release

The Board of Directors of Groundwork Hudson Valley, a leading environmental organization dedicated to creating sustainable urban communities and addressing environmental justice, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Oded Holzinger as its new Executive Director, succeeding Brigitte Griswold after her successful almost seven-year tenure. Oded brings to the organization an extensive background and proven track record in climate resilience, urban planning, environmental restoration, and community engagement. Oded’s wealth of experience and deep understanding of environmental issues in Yonkers and Westchester County will help usher Groundwork into an exciting new phase.

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Creative and Lofty Office and Studio Space for Lease

Office or studio space in a historic building at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY. 1,619 SF 4th floor corner office with great natural light, high-end glass finishes, 2 private offices and stunning conference room with ample work space. Incredibly convenient location in the heart of downtown White Plains. Walk to MetroNorth, banking, shopping, new restaurants, venues and entertainment. Work with other professional and creatives in this beautiful, all-purpose environment Please contact Barb Gill directly at 914-428-4220 x323 for more information.

Yes She Can Inc. and BRIDGES Have Joined Forces to Bring Girl AGain, an American Girl Resale Shop, to the Palisades Center Mall

August 14, 2023 | Press Release

The Rockland-based organization, BRIDGES, and the Westchester-based group, Yes, She Can Inc. are working together to collect and refurbish gently used American Girl dolls and accessories for resale, in support of women with Autism and persons with disabilities.

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Westchester Parks Foundation Offers Program - Trails Without Limits  

This program allows individuals who may be living with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, amputation, paraplegia, arthritis, cardiac issues, joint replacements, or have other mobility concerns the opportunity to immerse themselves in Westchester County Parks. Our All-Terrain Trackchair program is offered at no cost to the user. The program will rotate throughout Westchester County Parks March-November. 

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Westchester Nonprofits Seeing GREEN from Solar 

August 7, 2023 

State and Federal rebates are making solar a true no brainer for nonprofits across Westchester County. 

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Feeding Hudson River Museum Soars into Next Phase with New West Wing 

July 25, 2023 | Feature Story by All Arts|WNET

Two exhibitions featuring works by artists Kengo Kito and Sylvia Sleigh inaugurate the Hudson River Museum's new West Wing.

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Feeding Westchester Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Distribution Center

July 20, 2023 | Press Release

Feeding Westchester celebrated the grand re-opening of its distribution center today at a special ribbon-cutting event. The organization’s newly expanded space will increase its storage and distribution capacity by 50 percent, boosting its ability to better serve Westchester County neighbors in need.

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Feeding Westchester Appoints First Chief Operating Officer Tami Wilson

July 18, 2023 | Press Release

Feeding Westchester announced today that Tami Wilson has been named the organization’s first chief operating officer. Tami, a veteran food bank executive, will assume the COO role effective immediately. She will report directly to Karen C. Erren, Feeding Westchester CEO & president.

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New Research Reveals a More Complete Picture of Hunger in Westchester County

June 30, 2023 | Press Release

New, ground-breaking research released today by Feeding Westchester reveals a more complete picture of hunger in Westchester County, and identifies neighborhoods in Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Ossining, and Yonkers with the greatest unmet hunger needs.

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GPLH Offers GPC and CFRE credit

Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson (GPLH) is now a GPCI Accepted Education Program provider. Attendance at GPLH webinars, which are tailored to grant professionals, is now applicable toward obtaining the Grant Professional Certified credential offered by the Grant Professionals Certification Institute, a nationally recognized organization serving excellence and accountability in grantsmanship.

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Spiral Giving Available to Youth Orgs

Spiral Giving’s proven curriculum to educate young people and distribute grants from funds raised by the teen participants and outside donors is available for youth groups and organizations with youth associations and advisories. In addition to curriculum and funding, Spiral Giving leadership is available to consult on program administration. Contact for more information

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Jill Singer Graphics Headshot & Video Day

Headshot includes hair & makeup, photo shoot and one final retouched photo of your choice.

Video - 15 minute interview to net 90-120 second video. Share industry tips, make a pitch, speak about your organization's mission or brand yourself as an expert.

Event WILL sell out. Call/email for appt. 914-522-7707 •

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Spiral Giving grant application is available for the 2023-2024 program year! 

Spiral Giving's grant cycle for 2023-2024 will be rolling and on a first come, first served basis. Apply now and help us educate the next generation of charitable givers.

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CHHOP Honored with the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce Quality of Life Award

June 27, 2023 | News Article 

"Caring for the Hungry & Homeless of Peekskill (CHHOP) was recently awarded the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce ""Quality of Life Award.” CHHOP was celebrated at the chamber’s ""Stars Along the Hudson Gala Brunch,” which recently took place at the Abbey Inn & Spa.

The CHHOP team was recognized for their continued commitment to improving the lives of homeless and food-insecure individuals in Peekskill through their various services and programs."

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Cynthia Knox, CEO of CHHOP Named a 2023 Notable LGBTQIA+ Leader

June 5, 2023 | News Article 

Cynthia Knox, CEO of Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill (CHHOP), was honored as a 2023 “Notable LGBTQIA+ Leader” by Crain’s New York Business. To qualify, candidates needed to work in a senior role in the New York metropolitan area and identify as LGBTQIA+. Cynthia was recognized for her demonstrated positive impact on the LGBTQ+ community through her work at CHHOP and her civic engagement.

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WJCS Presents Fashion & Compassion Luncheon at Neiman Marcus at The Westchester to Raise Funds for WJCS Mary J. Blige Center Food Pantry in Yonkers 

June 12, 2023 | Blog Post

Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) hosted a “Fashion & Compassion” Luncheon at Neiman Marcus at The Westchester on May 11th. Ten percent of the sales made after the fashion show luncheon were donated by Neiman Marcus to WJCS and directed to support the food pantry at the WJCS Mary J. Blige Center, which helps under-resourced families in Yonkers.

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Head of Adult Services at Mount Kisco Public Library

April 17, 2023 | Press Release

Mount Kisco Library received the Peggy Barber Tribute Grant 2023 to run a full year of programs with the Manzi Center.

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WJCS Chief Psychologist & Director Presents at National Conference About Importance of Trauma-Informed Supervision to Respond to the Collective Traumas of COVID-19 and Racism

June 8, 2023 | Blog Post

Dr. Liane Nelson, Ph.D, Chief Psychologist at Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) and Director of the WJCS Trager Lemp Center for Treating Trauma and Promoting Resilience, and Reverend Daphne Swinton, LMHC, MPA, gave a presentation on Implementing Trauma-Informed Supervision to Respond to the Collective Trauma of COVID-19 and Racism at the NatCon conference in Los Angeles in May. The National Council for Behavioral Health Conference, typically referred to as NatCon, is the largest mental health and substance use conference in the world. “Our goal was to emphasize the importance of providing trauma-informed supervision to a broad array of human service workers, especially at a time when the traumas of racism and the COVID pandemic have skyrocketed,” said Dr. Nelson.

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Police: 1 teen dead, another injured in Yonkers shooting 

June 1, 2023 | News Article

As summer begins and gun violence tends to spike, Yonkers Family YMCA's SNUG program leans in to deter youth and young adults from picking up guns.

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Stacey Roberts, LCSW Appointed CEO of MHA Westchester

June 16, 2023 | Blog Post

"It is with great pleasure that The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) announces the appointment of Stacey Roberts, LCSW as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Assuming this position is the culmination of Ms. Roberts’ more than twenty years of work with this agency. A skilled leader and clinician, Ms. Roberts began her professional career as a clinician at MHA. Throughout these years she has worked in, initiated and supervised programs throughout the agency. Rising through the organization, she served as Chief Operating Officer from August 2017 until earlier this year, at which time she assumed the role of MHA’s Acting Chief Executive Officer."

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Westchester Disabled on the Move Annual Meeting - Reenrollment in Medicaid Effort.
June 22, 2023 | Press Release

WDOM staff took the opportunity to let the audience know that they are currently reenrolling people in Medicaid. Many people who rely on Medicaid could lose their coverage if they fail to reenroll. At the end of May, COVID protections for those on Medicaid ended so they are now required to re-enroll in the program, but many people don’t know this and are losing coverage.

More than 1 million people have been dropped from Medicaid in the past couple months as some states moved swiftly to halt health care coverage following the end of the coronavirus pandemic. Most got dropped for not filling out paperwork.

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Welcoming New Neighbors
May 22, 2023 | by Rich Nightingale

Last week, New York City began transporting groups of asylum-seeking families to various sites across the State, including Yonkers. Westhab is proud to share that we are in the process of mobilizing to take on operations of the Yonkers site.

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