SNA Annual Benefit: GREC, Lentol, Commish Recognized

Nancy Zapata, President of Control Electropolishing Corporation and President Emeritus of St. Nicks Alliance speaks with St. Nicks Alliance Board Chair Joe Robles photo credit Stefano Giovannini
St. Nicks Alliance Exec. Dir., Michael Rochford introduces Emerson Santos, a Youth and Education success story photo credit Stefano Giovannini
At the St. Nicks Alliance 43rd Anniversary and Awards Celebration, Frank Lang (St. Nicks Alliance Dir. Housing) presents recognition to members of GREC (l to r) Debra Benders (president of Cooper Park Houses Tenant Association), Eric Bruzaitis (GREC), Teresa Cianciotta (Concerned Citizens of Withers Street), John D’Arienzo (St. Nicks Alliance Board), Nilsa Roman (Cooper Park Houses), Michael Rochford (St. Nicks Alliance Exec. Dir.), Jan Peterson (founder and director of the National Congress of Neighborhood Women and Chair and founding member of GREC), Elisha Fye (Cooper Park Houses), Anthony Govine (GREC), Joe Robles (St. Nicks Alliance Board Chair), Luz Rosero, (president of United Neighbors Organization), David Dobosz (St. Nicks Alliance Board) photo credit Stefano Giovannini
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams stopped by to salute St. Nicks Alliance at its anniversary celebration photo credit Stefano Giovannini
Julio Rivera is a double-win success story. He was assisted by St. Nicks Alliance Workforce Development in getting hired two years ago as a copy machine technician at Woodhull Hospital. St. Nicks Alliance Community Preservation helped to stop the mass eviction of his apartment building. photo credit Stefano Giovannini
Longtime community advocates and community friends (l to r) Martha Holstein, Felice Kirby, and Elisha Fye photo credit Stefano Giovannini
(l to r) St. Nicks Alliance Dir. of Youth and Education, Debra Sue Lorenzen, Dir. Youth and Education honors Commissioner Bill Chong (NYC Department of Youth and Community Development) with Larry Rothchild (Dir. St. Nicks Alliance Workforce Development) and Dwayne Brown (St. Nicks Alliance Dep. Dir. for Elementary and Middle Schools) photo credit Stefano Giovannini
(l to r) St. Nicks Alliance Dir. of Elder Care, Mary Ciorciari presents a St. Nicks Alliance Annual Award to Assemblyman Joseph Lentol with Conselyea Street Block President, Phil Caponegro and Teresa Cianciotta photo credit Stefano Giovannini
The night was packed with friends and supporters of St. Nicks Alliance, which was held at the event space, Dobbin St photo credit Stefano Giovannini
The performance from MS 577 students enchanted the crowd.

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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