MBK Community Network Spotlight: Yonkers
We featured this MBK Community Network spotlight in our November 2018 newsletter
This month, Yonkers, NY was selected as one of 10 "National Impact Communities" by the national MBK Alliance. The Nepperhan Community Center, part of Yonkers MBK, is a grant winner of this national competition to identify and invest in communities that are making steady progress to substantially improve the lives of boys and young men of color.
In October, Carlos Garcia of NYSED's Office of Family and Community Engagement visited the Nepperhan Community Center and highlighted the lead role that Yonkers has played in New York State's MBK initiative. Yonkers School District Superintendent, Dr. Edwin M. Quezada, provides leadership and acts as the liaison for the superintendents of MBK districts in the Lower Hudson Valley MBK Alliance. Also in attendance at the visit were Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano; members of the Yonkers Fire Department; the Associate Commissioner for the County Department of Correction; Yonkers MBK program coordinator Greg Joyner; NYS MBK Yonkers Fellow De'Andre Brown, and TOC member Dennis Richmond.
Congratulations to the Nepperhan Community Center and the entire Yonkers MBK community for achieving this great honor!