Stronger Families New York - Meet and Greet in Yonkers New York

The Stronger Families New York Coalition facilitated a “meet and greet” at the Yonkers Riverfront Library in Yonkers, New York. The event was an opportunity  to develop and enhance current collaborations and partnerships. The meeting, comprised of a multi-disciplinary group, provided an overview of ACF's programs and initiatives and a presentation on the Stronger Families New York coalition.

Joyce A. Thomas, Regional Administrator, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) provided the opening remarks and an overview of the programs and services in the ACF portfolio.  The highlight of the program was a keynote presentation “From Poverty to Opportunity” by Karla Digirolamo, CEO of the New York State Community Action Agency (NYSCAA).  Karla provided an overview of the War of Poverty and how NYSCCA would be hosting a Poverty Tour to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty. The event ended with a networking session where the group discussed service gap areas in the community and identified ways to build stronger New York families. 

For additional information on Stronger Families New York, please visit:

Organizations who attended:

Administration for Children and Families-Region II
Administration for Children’s Services
Cardinal McCloskey Community Services
Center for Development of Human Services
Child Find of America
Family Services of Westchester
Fathers Incorporated
Fordham University
The Guidance Center of Westchester
Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce
Institute for Children Poverty and Homelessness
Network of Angels, Inc.
Newburgh Enlarged City School District
New York City Department of Education
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
New York State Community Action Association
New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
New York Zero-to-Three Network
Osborne Association
The Sharing Community
University Behavioral Associates
Us Together
Westchester County Department of Health
Yonkers City Council
Yonkers Community Action Program
Yonkers Family YMCA

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