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Volunteers Spring into Action at SCS

March 17, 2015 | scsnyadmin

Thanks to New York Cares and support from Morgan Stanley, over 100 members of the Center for Active Older Adults enjoyed painting and potting their own personalized flowerpots. Morgan Stanley volunteers engaged members during their artistic endeavors, and helped as needed. Several of the...

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SCS Career Readiness Program SHINES

January 19, 2018 | Roberta
Our Career Readiness Program combines internship experiences with career readiness education. Program staff offer guidance on developing resumes and honing interview skills, and guest speakers provide expertise in financial literacy. The program includes opportunities to learn about
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SCS' Jonha Gensler and Kerly Serrano on set at UniMas interview Feb 2018

SCS on UniMás

February 21, 2018 | Roberta

Sunnyside Community Services Associate Executive Director of Community Services, Jonah Gensler, and Kerly Serrano, director of the Center for Active Older Adults discussed our continuum of care on UniMás (NYC Channel 68) and covered the range of services SCS makes available for people of all...

Screenshot from Fox 5 New York Minute at Sunnyside Community Services

Volunteering in a New York Minute

April 19, 2018 | Roberta

Fox 5 New York aired this segment highlighting recent volunteer activities at the SCS Center for Active Older Adults. On April 17, New York Cares and volunteers from HSBC helped our members to assemble and paint springtime crafts while Sabor and the Afro-Latineers played and shared information...

SCS Youth Futures Students visit Court July 2018

Students Court Success

July 30, 2018 | Roberta

Students in Sunnyside Community Services' Youth Futures program at Queens Vocational & Technical High School enjoyed an inspirational learning opportunity when they visited the Honorable Sanket Bulsara, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for The Eastern District of New York in...

Moderator Cindy Rodriguez, NYPR reporter, with author Ingrid Rojas Contreras at SCS

Author Ingrid Rojas Contreras at Sunnyside Community Services

November 16, 2018 | Roberta

On Tuesday, December 11, best-selling author Ingrid Rojas Contreras read from her novel, "Fruit of the Drunken Tree," and shared fascinating insights about writing, life, language, and historical and personal context with moderator Cindy Rodriguez, New York Public Radio senior investigative...

Complete Count Fund Awardee designation

Sunnyside Community Services Announced as Complete Count Fund Awardee

December 9, 2019 | Roberta

New York, NY— Sunnyside Community Services is pleased to announce it has received a $150,000 award from the NYC Complete Count Fund — a partnership between CUNY, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council. The NYC Complete Count Fund is a first-of-its-kind Census-related community...

New York Times: ‘I’m Really Isolated Now’: When Elders Have to Fight Coronavirus Alone

March 18, 2020 | maryrecord

The New York Times examines how steps to prevent the spread of Covid-19 increase teh risks of social isolation, particularly in seniors. Normally, programs for seniors aim to increase human contact, but during the pandemic, on-site programs have had to be cancelled. The Times spoke with our...

NY Times: She Had to Choose: Her Epileptic Patient or Her 7-Year-Old Daughter

March 22, 2020 | maryrecord

The New York Times gives insight into the lives of home health aids in New York City, many of whom live in poverty or near it. When New York City public schools closed, Cindy Urena, a home health aide for Sunnyside Community Services, had to choose between seeing a client with severe epilepsy or...

A Letter from Executive Director Judy Zangwill: Enough is Enough

June 15, 2020 | mbova

We as a nation, community, organization, and individuals are deeply hurting and, once again, deeply enraged. Emotions are raw right now, and most of us are in pain. For some, that pain is very personal and frighteningly real. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Abrey are brutal...


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