HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE CRC!
From all of us at the Community Resource Center, and from the 4,000 adults and children we serve at our center each year, thank you for making 2018 a year to remember, and we wish you a wonderful start to 2019.
2018 Fall and Winter Highlights
JUSTICE FOR WORKERS
Tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages were recovered for CRC client, Rosa Herrera. Rosa worked at a local bakery for nearly 2 years, regularly working two kitchen shifts per day and often working 6-7 days per week. However, she was paid less than the NYS minimum wage and was never paid overtime. She complained to her boss but was ignored.
READ MORE ABOUT ROSA'S STORY
On September 17, 2018, Catherine Parker and the Westchester County Board of Legislators celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring the Community Resource Center for 20 years of service to the immigrant community in Westchester. Among honorees were community activist, Luis Yumbla of Hudson Valley Community Coalition and Dagoberto Espiritu, education advocate, founder of La Piñata Bakery in Yonkers.
“THE RIGHT TO GROW OLD”: CAPTURING HONDURANS’ FIGHT TO LIVE THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHS
On October 5, in honor of Hispanic Heritage month, our Board of Directors hosted an event featuring the work of award-winning photojournalist, Tomas Ayuso.
READ MORE ABOUT TOMAS AYUSO
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
Our Building Our Future Program continues to thrive as we educate and empower community workers through our workforce development program. We thank our Greenwich Hospital partners in helping us provide our domestic workers a CPR workshop. These job readiness trainings help our workers secure more job opportunities and give them invaluable tools to provide safe childcare to families in our community.
CRC CLIENT REMINDS IN SANCTUARY
It has been several months since our client, Debora Barrios, took Sanctuary in a Manhattan church with her 3-year-old daughter. With the support of the New Sanctuary Coalition and St. Paul and St. Andrew’s Church in NYC, Debora filed a second Stay of Removal that unfortunately was denied in October. Although this was discouraging news to Debora, she and her supporters have not given up and filed in immigration court to present her case before an immigration judge. Debora would need to continue living in Sanctuary until her Stay of Removal is approved.
Life doesn’t stop when community members take Sanctuary. Debora’s family is suffering because she can no longer work and help her husband support their family. We respectfully request any monetary support to help Debora and her family pay for their monthly rent expenses, buy groceries, medical care and other basic needs. No one knows how long Debora will need to remain in Sanctuary. You can help sustain her family until she is free again.
Sign Debora’s petition now!
Make a donation in Debora’s name here.