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Dear Friends, With the election results in, our hopes for immigration reform have been thrown into turmoil. Our clients are understandably worried. These events only serve to solidify the need for organizations like ours and increase the urgency for your continued dedication to our mission. For almost twenty years, the Community Resource Center(formerly Hispanic Resource Center) has worked tirelessly to provide critical services to new immigrants and low income families in Westchester County. In the past year, we have served approximately 3,500 adults and children at our center in Mamaroneck, NY. Now more than ever we will fight harder and organize smarter for the rights of our community. We hope that you, our supporters, will continue to stand ready to help us help others. In Solidarity, Jirandy Martinez & Gail Vidales Co-Executive Directors Community Resource Center
Community Resource Center Announces New Management Team (Mamaroneck, NY) September 28, 2016 The Community Resource Center has announced the selection of Gail Vidales and Jirandy Martinez as its new Co- Executive Directors. Gail and Jirandy will fill the vacancy created by Milan Bhatt’s departure in June to join the State Department of Labor as the Assistant Deputy Commissioner. The selection was made after a comprehensive search and selection process, during which Gail and Jirandy served as Directors of Operations and Programs respectively. “We are very pleased to announce this new direction in our leadership,” reported Kelly Grayer, the Community Resource Center Board Co-Chair. “Both Gail and Jirandy will provide leadership and vision to the Center’s programs because of their deep knowledge and commitment to the community we serve. Both have worked at the CRC for many years, and we are more than thrilled to have them assume these new roles”. Their wealth of experience and demonstrated leadership in serving those in need will help the CRC move forward in its mission to advocate for immigrants and low-income families in need”. In this new structure Gail will maintain responsibility for all Center operations, finances, human resources and facilities as well as…
Farmworker Advocacy Day in Albany There are an estimated 80,000 farm workers in New York who work long hours with no overtime pay, no right to a day of rest and no right to collective bargaining. Farm workers often live in poor living conditions working 60 to 80 hours, sometimes seven days a week. They also are at risk of pesticide exposure and poisoning. While consumers have begun to demand healthier products and more humane treatment for farm animals, similar values and ethics have not extended to farm workers who are toiling under Jim Crow- era laws since the 1930s. Failure to protect the rights of farm workers threatens the rights of all workers, driving down wages and working conditions for the labor force as a whole. By providing basic protections and rights of workers to farm workers, New York will be able to systematically address the crisis of farm worker abuse. With Hispanic Federation helping to lead the march for farmworkers' rights, CRC marched in solidarity along with other partner agencies for workers' justice. “Fighting for justice, both on the ground with clients and in campaigns is hard work. We do it because those that need justice like our…
CRC Delegation Leads Legislative Visits on Statewide Day of Action A community delegation of more than a dozen members and advocates met with Assembly Member Steve Otis and a representative from the office of State Senator George Latimer, part of a coordinated statewide day of action to gain support for top immigrant priorities including driver's licenses, immigration services, tuition assistance, and workers' rights.
We are proud to announce that CRC's application to the Board of Immigration Appeals for accreditation to provide immigration legal services has been approved. This status will bolster our ability to provide critical services to thousands of community members in need of assistance. Our official BIA representative will be Janet Rolon. CRC Expands Domestic Worker Organizing Efforts Through National PartnershipThis month, Community Resource Center has entered into a grant partnership with the National Domestic Worker Alliance to build on domestic worker organizing in Westchester County in 2016. Our Worker's Rights Advocate Marrisa Senteno will be leading efforts throughout the region.
CRC Graduates Cohort Of Restaurant Industry Training Over a dozen students graduated last month from CRC's 2016 Restaurant Training series. Building on past successes and conducted by the NYC chapter of ROC-United, the comprehensive 6 week workforce development program consisted of hands on training enabling participants to flourish within the restaurant industry. After completion of the training, students are equipped to earn official industry certification. Past graduates have gone on to successful careers as chefs and other key positions!
CRC 2015 Annual Gala A Huge Success We thank all of our partners who made our first annual Gala as Community Resource Center a remarkable success. Nearly 250 supporters joined us to honor various individuals who have been an instrumental part of our history and celebrate our accomplishments over the past year. We also put forth a special appeal to raise funds during the event toward our domestic violence program. By night's end, we nearly doubled our goal!
CRC Hosts Governor's Worker Exploitation Task Force Fact-Finding Hearing On December 1st, our organization had the privilege and honor of hosting one of several statewide fact-finding hearings held by Governor Cuomo's Task Force to Combat Worker Exploitation. The task force brings together advocates and government officials to produce recommendations that will enhance protections for low-wage workers throughout New York.
Community Resource Center (formerly the Hispanic Resource Center) is proud to announce that we have moved to our new building at 134 Center Avenue (previously the “CAP Center”) in Mamaroneck. Ushering in a new era of leadership with our recently appointed Executive Director, Milan Bhatt, and in our new building, we are eager to further enhance our services and programs and increase our overall presence in the community. CRC is also pleased to be housing the Head Start program and Larchmont Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force Food Pantry, stalwarts of the community for so many years. We hope that you will join us on September 16th for our Grand Opening in celebrating all that we have accomplished so far and the numerous partnerships, programs, special projects, and campaign victories that lay ahead! For more information or to become involved, please contact us at (914) 835-1512.