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NY1 Noticias: Mobile Vaccine Center

August 20, 2021 | maryrecord

NY1 Noticias reporter Estefania Hernandez talked to Kerly Serrano, the director of our senior center, about the mobile vaccine center that was at SCS from August 18 – 20. Watch the piece on the NY1 website at ...

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100 New Yorkers Vaccinated at Mobile Vaccine Van

August 22, 2021 | maryrecord

Approximately 100 people were vaccinated at the mobile vaccine center at SCS. The mobile unit was parked at our location at 41-31 39th Street in Sunnyside from 8 am – 6 pm, August 18 – 20. Vaccinations are free for all New Yorkers over the age of 12 and many sites no longer require appointments...

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PIX11: NYC Senior Centers Reopen for Indoor Activities for First Time Since Pandemic

June 14, 2021 | maryrecord

PIX11 visited us on June 14, when our senior center offered indoor activities for the first time since March 2020. Watch the story online at:

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NY1 Noticias: Senior Center Reopening

June 14, 2021 | maryrecord

NY1 Noticias talks to SCS Senior Center Director Kerly Serrano, as well as SCS volunteers, about how excited everyone is for senior centers to reopen for indoor activities. View the story online at: 

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Queens Post: Queens Non-Profit Helps Thousands Get Through Pandemic

April 14, 2021 | maryrecord

Queens Post talks to Monica Guzman, SCS's Associate Executive Director, Development, about the recent Today show story about those struggling during the pandemic who don't qualify for government assistance. During the pandemic, SCS has helped more than 700 families with cash assistance...

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Gothamist: City Nonprofits Face 'Financial Catastrophe' Due to Pandemic’s Demands

April 21, 2021 | maryrecord

SCS Executive Director Judy Zangwill is interviewed in this feature about nonprofits who are facing financial challenges due to the extra demands placed on them because of the pandemic. Read the article online at: ...

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Apply by May 28 for Free 3K!

May 3, 2021 | maryrecord

If you have a child who was born in 2018, now is the time to apply for free 3K! New York City is expanding availability of free early childhood education for three-year-olds at classrooms around the city, including our very own ...

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Queens Daily Eagle: Queens Community Groups Make Connections Through Census Count

May 14, 2021 | maryrecord

The Queens Daily Eagle talked to representatives of a number of community groups in Queens who worked on getting underrepresented communities counted for the Census. Johan Lopez, the director of Adult and Immigrant Services at Sunnyside Community Services, was interviewed and said that "many...

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NY1: City Battles Misinformation as it Attempts to Inoculate New Yorkers Against COVID-19

May 28, 2021 | maryrecord

NY1 visited our vaccine pop-up on May 27 to explore the issue of vaccine hesitancy among New Yorkers. They spoke with SCS's Jackie Lopez; Johonniuss Chemweno, the CEO of VIP StarNetwork which operated the pop-up; and Sunnyside resident ...

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City & State NY: The 2021 Queens Power 100

May 31, 2021 | maryrecord

We're honored that SCS Executive Director, Judith Zangwill, is included in this list of influential public officials, civic leaders, and everyday New Yorkers who are helping to move Queens forward. Read the full list online at: 

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