Wednesday, January 1, 2014

VIP honored at the close of 2013

In his last act as a New York City Council Member, Robert Jackson, honored four community organizations for their transformative service to Northern Manhattan and two exceptional community residents in the 7th Council District for their perseverance and generosity.  

For the last 12 years Jackson has proudly represented parts of Morningside Heights, Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood. In his final day as a City Council Member, Jackson will highlight community organizations that work quietly and diligently to better the communities of District 7. Because of their size and the quick pace of their work these organizations are seldom recognized for the high impact work they do in beautifying public parks, providing essential social services, promoting tourism to the district, and raising HIV/AIDS awareness in communities of color. Two individuals who through their persistence, dedication and kindness have brought inspiration and set the example for those around them will also be honored tomorrow. Ramón Minaya has run 46 marathons throughout the United States and Mariella Rueda donated her bone marrow to a total stranger- these individuals inspire all of us to do better. See full list of honorees below:

Jewish Community Council of  Washington Heights & Inwood 
Harlem One Stop 
Volunteers For Isham Park 
Convent Avenue Baptist Church’s Healing Hope Ministry 
Mr. Ramón Minaya 
Ms. Mariella D. Rueda