Letter from Michelle

With winter’s chill slowly giving way to some warmer weather, we at Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation are excited to invite you to our annual rite of spring: the Spring Benefit. It’s coming up on Tuesday, June 3, from 6 pm to 9 pm at American Whiskey, 247 W. 30th St. (between 7th and 8th Avenues), in Manhattan. You can purchase tickets online.

Spring Into Action: The Cypress Hills 2014 Benefit is scheduled for June 3.

Spring Into Action: The Cypress Hills 2014 Benefit is scheduled for June 3.

Spring Into Action: The Cypress Hills 2014 Benefit is scheduled for June 3.

Our theme this year is Spring Into Action: Eat. Drink. Give. Grow. So join us for drinks, food, trivia, a silent auction, and a lot of fun and friendship. I can’t wait to see you there!

And I hope you’ll enjoy the stories in this issue of our newsletter. We feature Omar Spence, one of our dedicated AmeriCorps members, who serves in our afterschool program. We have run an AmeriCorps program for nine years and members make a tremendous difference in the lives of our students.

This year, we’ve launched a new program called Escalera that was developed by the National Council of La Raza, the nation’s leading Latino civil rights organization and of which we are proud to be an affiliate. Escalera is a hands-on college and career readiness program that is preparing young people to seize their futures. We’re looking forward to making all the benefits of the Escalera Program available to students at the Franklin K. Lane High School campus.

As always, thank you so much for your support, and I hope to see you on June 3.

All my best,

Michelle Neugebauer
Executive Director

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