Our summer camp is in full swing, and we are excited about all the adventures to come in the next few weeks.  We encourage you to follow us on our journey as we discover our potential. 
CONGRATULATIONS
On June 22nd The Commons celebrated its young scholars with an end of the school year celebration.  Our youth performed as part of the ceremony, stirring the crowd with a choral presentation of Bill Withers' "Lean On Me".  Our Executive Director, Kelley Williams, commended the youth and their families on their many accomplishments throughout the year.  The ceremony was followed by a party, where The Commons family enjoyed  refreshments, fun, and most importantly, each other.
Congratulations to all for completing another successful year.
THANK YOU
We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who made our annual celebration such a success.  Your support of our community helps us continue creating opportunities for youth and their families to discover their potential.
Special thanks to Shawn Dove and Campaign for Black Male Achievement for sponsoring the documentary short, I Am Somebody!
Please visit our website for more photos of the event: westsidecommons.org/events
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Who knows? Maybe you will be inspired to take your own exciting adventures this summer...follow us and stay connected!
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All funds go to support the joint work of The DOME Project and 
Strycker's Bay Neighborhood Council at The West Side Commons.

Individual Contributions
Over the course of five decades, The DOME Project and Strycker's Bay Neighborhood Council have expanded their services and impact in the community through individual supporters. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation  by visiting westsidecommons.org/donate/  or 
by mailing a check to: 
The DOME Project 
486 Amsterdam Avenue 
New York, NY 10024 

Employee Matching Gifts
Philanthropy is a core value of many corporations. CEOs and corporate leaders see this as part of their commitment to their communities as well as a valuable benefit for their employees. Through these  charitable giving programs, a company will match donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. Over 65% of Fortune 500 companies match employee donations. 
 
Please ask your Human Resources Office about Employee Matching and fill out and submit the appropriate form the next time you make a personal donation to The DOME Project or Strycker's Bay Neighborhood Council.

Corporate Foundation
Many corporations have separate foundations through which nonprofits can apply for grants. If you work for one of these corporations, please let us know.

Community or Family Foundations
If you know or or have connections to community or family foundations that give grants to nonprofit organizations like The DOME Project or Strycker's Bay Neighborhood Council, please let us know.

AmazonSmile Contribution
Shop with AmazonSmile  and a portion of the price of eligible products you purchase can be donated to Strycker's Bay at NO cost to you. When you designate Strycker's Bay Neighborhood Council as an AmazonSmile beneficiary a donation will be made to support our work.

For questions and additional information, or to let us know of foundation and grant opportunities, please contact Yanira Gonzalez: yanira@westsidecommons.org 

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