Our program focuses on the connection between sustainability and women's rights.
CWNY's August 10 interview on Sustainable Gardening with Dr. John J. Albers, Research Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington and passionate environmentalist, will soon be published on our website. Here are a few recommendations from Dr. Albers:
Any garden has positive benefits on the urban landscape, even small plots. Focus on planting native plants to attract and feed pollinators; or fruits and vegetables for your own table.
Use a small bin to collect compost or add kitchen clippings to your garden. For small spaces, you can also use a worm bin to produce compost.
Do your research before planting to ensure that you're not introducing invasive species to the environment.
Make use of and support local community gardens!
We also are making plans to get our members engaged in local environmental efforts. Through our partnership with the NYC Parks Department, we intend to use our new location at Fort Totten for community gardening and environmental education once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, here are some resources about environmentalism as a women's rights issue:
President, Douglas Manor Environmental Association
We learned how NYC Parks cares for nature, how women are directly affected by environmental changes, and what women can do to protect our environment.
July 6 Getting Back to Business webinar:
Women's Business Center Director
Queens Economic Development Corporation (queensny.org)
Elaine Powell Belnavis
Economic Development Specialist
Small Business Administration (sba.gov)
We learned how to open our businesses post-COVID, apply for Small Business Administration loans, and prepare for and connect to NYC job opportunities at Workforce1.
PowerPoint slides from the webinars can be found on our Past Events web page. Let us know if you have feedback on the webinar, or if you have topic suggestions for future webinars at email@example.com.
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It is with deep sadness that the Center for the Women of New York recognizes the passing of the Honorable Claire Shulman. She was a legendary and highly respected member of the Queens community.
A lifelong resident of Queens, Claire Shulman was the first woman to be elected as Queens Borough President, serving in this position for 16 years, from 1986 to 2002, and blazing the trail for future female leaders within the borough.
Borough President Shulman was instrumental in promoting and funding many of the borough’s institutions. Claire Shulman was a loyal supporter of CWNY and a fierce advocate for women’s rights. In retirement, Claire Shulman remained active in several civic and political causes, as well as serving on numerous boards.
The Center for the Women of New York extends our deepest sympathies and condolences to her family.
CWNY Hosts Second Korean Women’s Issues Roundtable
On July 16, Eun-Kyung Kim, Executive Director, YWCA of Queens,Sarah Koppalakonda, Development Officer, Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS) joined Victoria Pilotti, CWNY President, and Malini Shah, CWNY Board Member in a roundtable discussion on women’s issues that affect the Korean community.
Among the topics discussed was abuse by mothers-in-law, a less known type of domestic violence. Mothers-in-law in many immigrant households can be physically, emotionally, and financially abusive toward their daughters-in-law who may have no family in the U.S.
A possible solution to preventing all forms of domestic violence is to screen videos on changing the behavior of the perpetrators.
Please visit YWCA of Queens at ywcaqueens.org and KCS at kcsny.org for information on their services.
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Paid Positions in NYC
CWNY is a Workforce1 partner. If you are seeking a paid position in the five boroughs, please send your resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will match your qualifications to openings at Workforce1. Write Paid Position Resume in the subject line of your email.
Volunteer Positions at CWNY
Volunteer Social Worker
If you are interested in facilitating a CWNY evening phone support group for women in crisis, send inquiries to email@example.com. Write Volunteer Social Worker in the subject line of your email.
Volunteer Book Club Facilitator
If you are interested in facilitating a CWNY virtual monthly book club on women's themes, send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write Volunteer Book Club Facilitator in the subject line of your email.
Volunteer ESL Curriculum Writer
If you are interested in writing curriculum for CWNY adult ESL classes, send inquiries to email@example.com. Write Volunteer ESL Curriculum Writer in the subject line of your email.
If you would like to volunteer with CWNY in a different capacity, write to firstname.lastname@example.org with your interests and talents. Write Volunteer Interests in the subject line of your email.
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