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.
This 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.
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!
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.