A Letter from the CEO
As we transition away from winter and look forward to spring this month, it's critical that we as New Yorkers keep working together to help each other out.

This year has started off with many challenges in our communities, but CAMBA remains committed to helping our struggling neighbors across the five boroughs — and our strong partnerships with each of you are an essential part of our work.

It is our hope that we can continue partnering with you in the coming months and years to bring our neighbors the services and support they need. With your help, we can ease our neighbors' fears about unemployment, their health and well-being, food insecurity, and homelessness.

With gratitude,
Joanne M. Oplustil
CAMBA President & CEO
CAMBA Community Partner News
MLK Jr. Day of Service Benefitting Local Residents
Many thanks to Senator Roxanne Persaud for organizing a recent Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, and for inviting CAMBA representatives to participate in this important outing. Joined by NYC Department of Social Services Commissioner Gary Jenkins, and the Canarsie Lions Club, they distributed care packages, snacks and information about resources available to local residents. Items in the packages included soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, wash cloth, face masks, socks, and more. Thanks to EmblemHealth for the bags, Met Council for donating snacks, and the Canarsie Lions for donating some of the supplies for the care packages.
Virtual Resume Building & Career Opportunities Workshop
Many thanks to Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez in partnership with Congresswoman Yvette Clark, for inviting CAMBA to participate in in a Virtual Resume Building & Career Opportunities Workshop. CAMBA's Dzemal Hamzi, Director of Workforce Development, was able to share vital information about CAMBA's Workforce Development program offerings.
CAMBA Advocacy News
#JustPay Rally March 10th to Support
Essential Human Services Workers in NYC
Human Services Council is hosting an in-person rally on March 10th to call for #JustPay for essential human services workers in NYC.

You can now RSVP for the rally by clicking here.

The #JustPay Campaign seeks to implement changes around inequitable pay among human services workers with emphasis on these core reforms: 

  • Establish, fund, and enforce an automatic annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) on all human services contracts. 
  • Set a living wage floor of no less than $21 an hour for all City and State funded human services workers. 
  • Create, fund, and incorporate a comprehensive wage and benefit schedule for government contracted human services workers comparable to the salaries made by City and State employees in the same field. 
REMINDER: Rent Relief Resources
Available for Struggling New Yorkers
Enterprise Community Partners, the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, Robin Hood Foundation, the Legal Aid Society, CAMBA, Make the Road New York, and RiseBoro Community Partnership are teaming up to host a webinar on March 24, 2022 at 10 a.m. to about tenants’ rights, financial assistance, and other resources to help your constituents remain stably housed.

The webinar is part of Project Parachute, a collaborative effort between property owners and service providers who have come together to help keep vulnerable New Yorkers in their homes in the wake of COVID-19.  

You can register for the webinar today by clicking here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 
CAMBA Upcoming Events
CAMBA Programs
Tech Titans STEM Expert Series Spotlight
In 2021, in partnership with the Verizon Foundation, we launched the Tech Titans program at our nine NYCHA Cornerstone Centers. The goal of this program is to expose our young people to the world of Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering. In order to accomplish this, we needed to bring our young people face to face with experts in the field; experts that they could relate to. To date we’ve had the honor of learning from Matthew Stanley (Web Developer), Priscilla Paul, PhD (Chemical Engineering), Hannah Odunaiya, MD (Anesthesiologist), Shani Sandy (UX Design Executive), Krystal Malden (Public Accountant), Abosoye Oloruntoba (Software Engineer), and Bernade Michel (Registered Nurse). We thank you for sharing your stories, career paths, and life lessons with our Cornerstone students.
Lights On After-School at Our Pink Houses Cornerstone Center
CAMBA’s Pink Houses Cornerstone program hosted their annual "Lights on After-school" event on Thursday, October 29th. The event consisted of a Halloween-themed paint and snack activity during the after-school program, as well as creating Halloween pumpkins that participants took home to their parents. Thank you to DYCD for attending our Lights on After-school event and continued support!
National Mentoring Month Celebration
at Penn-Wortman Cornerstone Center
In recognition of National Mentoring Month, CAMBA’S Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) program at Penn-Wortman Cornerstone recognized their YMI mentors for their dedication and commitment to mentoring our young people.

On Thursday, January 27th, 2022, Penn-Wortman hosted their “Thank Your Mentor Day”. They celebrated both mentors and mentees with food, gifts and heart-felt words from our mentees to their mentors. All mentors and mentees received a 2022 planner, and copies of “All American Boys”, “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens”, and Dwayne Wade’s photographic memoir.
CAMBA Employment Opportunities
CAMBA is now hiring for its 2022 Summer Camp programs. Those interested are encouraged to visit this link and apply today!
In addition to our Summer Camp programs, CAMBA offers many other excellent career opportunities for those candidates who are interested in growing with one of New York City's largest multi-service nonprofit providers. If you or someone you know is looking to work for a caring, community-minded organization, please share our jobs link or visit CAMBA.org/careers to learn more about our programs and achievements.