AHRC New York City's 66th Annual Dinner was held on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the Grand Hyatt in Midtown Manhattan. The evening was dedicated to Michael Goldfarb, who led AHRC NYC for 36 years and sadly passed away in October 2014.
Adil, who is supported through services provided by AHRC NYC's Day Hab Without Walls, has taken his relationship with technology to the next level by creating his own website: Adil Sanai: My Voice and My Dreams.
The Young Adult Internship Program, (YAIP) is funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development, (DYCD). They are very supportive in coordinating and partnering with AHRC New York City in helping to change lives of young adults in New York City for the better, by connecting them to employment or educational opportunities.
AHRC New York City’s Young Adult Internship Program, (YAIP,) helps people to find a better life through employment. The 14 week program allows people who participate to work together as they build new skills, culminating in a paid internship, where they are able to pursue the career of their choice.
While participating in AHRC New York City’s Young Adult Internship Program, Melanie is taking advantage of an opportunity to pursue the career of her choice, while earning money through a paid internship. “The thing I like most about this program is they teach us how to manage our time,” says Melanie. “I’ve had trouble organizing my time in the past, but I’m learning how to make better use of it now.”
Iventt has reason to celebrate, having recently reached his goal of moving into an apartment in the St George section of Staten Island. Not long ago, he was homeless, and unemployed, but after participating in AHRC New York City’s Young Adult Internship Program, Iventt’s life has certainly changed for the better.
Angel learned about AHRC New York City’s Young Adult Internship Program through a friend who had participated in an earlier session of the program. Until that point, she has always preferred to work alone, but since joining the program, she has learned the value of teamwork. The ability to work with others to reach a common goal, combined with other skills she has gained through the program help her to make the best of her internship.
Destiny enrolled in AHRC New York City’s Young Adult Internship Program, which provides instruction in professional skills to people ages 16 to 24 who are out of school, and unemployed.
Through 14 week sessions held 4 times per year, AHRC New York City’s Young Adult Internship Program prepares people, (ages 16 to 24, who are currently out of school and unemployed,) to gain the skills they will need to be successful in the world of employment.
AHRC NYC's Young Adult Internship Program provides paid internship opportunities for people ages 16 to 24, who are out of school and unemployed. The program also provides job placement assistance, assistance in obtaining a GED, guidance in preparing for college applications, and information about financial aid for higher education.
The Arte Moose Collective is launching a website dedicated to featuring the creative expressions of artists supported at AHRC NYC's Brooklyn Day Habilitation Adult Day Center.
Staff from AHRC New York City's headquarters were visited by Djsaniuka Pierre, (DJ for short,) an artist who produces digital and traditional paintings and drawings at AHRC NYC's King's Highway Adult Day Center.
We celebrated AHRC New York City's 65th Annual Meeting, and in doing so, spotlighted the talents and achievements of several staff members, as well as people receiving services through AHRC NYC programs. One of the people featured was Tara Fialco.
On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, five people who are supported through AHRC New York City's Residential Services programs participated in a state-wide celebration called Together to Albany.
AHRC NYC's 65th Annual Meeting continued the long-standing tradition of recognizing those who carry the agency's mission forward, using their talents to make the world a better place for people with disabilities, and their families.
Cathy Stevens has been volunteering since 2011, and she lends her skills to various New York City-based organizations almost every day of the work week!
An art and animation exhibition was held in Brooklyn, which highlighted the work of artists with disabilities who are supported through AHRC New York City's Adult Day Services programs.
On the evening of Saturday, May 3, 2014, people from throughout the five boroughs of New York City came together to celebrate the 65-year legacy of quality services and supports provided by AHRC New York City, to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as to honor those who have helped to make those supports possible.
Anthony loves music and sings in a band, the Futures that he put together with friends from AHRC NYC Day Hab. The son of a musician, Anthony has, by his own telling, been surrounded by music his entire life.
In October 2013, the Quality Improvement Department began the process of creating a CQL Personal Outcome Measure training video. On Thursday, April 3, 2014, staff and family members were invited to the Penthouse floor of AHRC New York City's Maiden Lane headquarters, for the premiere of the completed video.
On Thursday, March 27, 2014, AHRC New York City hosted an Everyday Heroes Luncheon in the lobby of the historic Emigrant Bank Building in downtown New York, where ten CSPs made presentations about their experiences in the initiative.
SHREDability hosted Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr., who met with the workers, toured the facility, and learned more about the company. SHREDability is a sustainable, social enterprise providing secure document destruction to the Bronx and other boroughs in New York City.
On the evening of March 31, 2014, Pace University hosted the second annual Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Film, International Film Festival and Discussion Panel.
On Monday, March 10, 2014, AHRC New York City staff, Board members, and guests gathered at India House in Lower Manhattan, for the sixth annual celebration. It was a night of networking, prizes, and entertainment. This annual event brings together siblings, their friends and supporters in a venue where they can meet others who have similar life experiences.
On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, family and friends of young adults who participated in the latest YAIP cohort gathered at EBS Staten Island to celebrate their achievements through a graduation ceremony.