February 2, 2024

In this email:

  • Introducing Our New Basketball Team!
  • New Board Members
  • What We're Reading
  • Upcoming Events and Job Openings

YMEN Basketball Team, fostering camaraderie, building character, and instilling community pride

We're thrilled to announce the launch of the YMEN Basketball Team! As a non-profit dedicated to youth health and wellness, this team embodies camaraderie, character building, and community pride. Join us on this journey to success—stay tuned for game updates. Your presence or support through donations will make sure travel, gear and more are covered!. Let's cheer for the YMEN Basketball Team together! DONATE

We are incredibly grateful for the outstanding turnout at our January Wellness Pantry Pop-up! Thank you to our partners for their generous support, including Daniel Berger Law, Bridge Builders, and the NYC Commission on Human Rights. A special shoutout to our dedicated YouthBuild participants and our amazing Community Health Initiatives staff who worked tirelessly to bring this event to life. Together, we are building a stronger community, and we look forward to continuing this journey of collaboration and support. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this event – your commitment to community wellness is truly commendable!

We are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to our newest board members:

Roderick Blaylock, Cristal Espejo, Jack Doyle, and John Valladares. It is with great excitement and honor that we welcome these accomplished individuals to our community. Their diverse expertise and dedication to positive change align seamlessly with our mission, and we are confident that their contributions will play a pivotal role in guiding New Settlement towards continued success. We look forward to the invaluable insights and passion they bring to our organization and are eager to embark on this journey together, building a brighter future for our community. Welcome aboard!

Lieutenant Governor of New York Antonio Delgado visited the New Settlement Community Center and met with young people from YouthBuild and YMEN, learned about the needs of our community and how New Settlement is working to provide more services, supports and programs.

Pictured left to right: Assoc. Executive Director Allison Palmer, Division Director of Center-based Operations Jimi Orekoya, Lt. Governor Delgado, Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson, Council Member Althea Stevens, Executive Director Rigaud Noel, Board Member Jack Doyle, and Bronx Regional Representative Fidel Malena.

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What We're Reading

Defend, Don't Defund NYC's Community Schools City Limits

Brown Girl Dreaming is a National Book Award winning 2014 adolescent memoir in verse written by Jacqueline Woodson. The story is about the author’s childhood growing up an African American girl in the 1960’s and 70s, in the remnants of Jim Crow and explores what led her to become a writer. Woodson’s brother is New Settlement’s devoted YouthBuild Director Roman Woodson!

Images from jacquelinewoodson.com



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