Monday, June 6, 2011

The Kingsbridge Height Community Center Celebrates it's 20th Anniversary with their Annual "A Night of Recognition" Honoring Local College Bound Youth

Here is good news related to a Bronx not-for profit that has joined forces with Con Edison and secured scholarships for college bound youth. Judos to KHCC, Con Edison’s Scholarship program and all the students who will be honored at the event.

For more information on KHCC here is the link to their web site;


20 Years of College Directions
KHCC Program Celebrates a Milestone
Recognizing Bronx Teens Admitted to College
Con Ed Scholarships Awarded, Wednesday June 8, 6 to 8 PM

The Kingsbridge Heights Community Center’s College Directions Program celebrates its 20th Anniversary at our annual event, “A Night of Recognition.” Each year the event acknowledges the accomplishments of our local high school seniors “graduating” from the program this year as they have reached their goal of being accepted to college. This year the Center also celebrates the accomplishments of the College Directions Program itself. This free program gives extra support to low-income Bronx students as they reach for the dream of going to college. College Direction is the 2nd oldest such program in the city. The celebration will take place on Wednesday, June 8th, 6-8 PM. It will be held in the Center’s main building at 3101 Kingsbridge Terrace, near Perot Street.
This year the College Directions Program has provided college counseling through workshops and individual counseling to hundreds of middle and high school students in the Bronx including over 95 high school seniors entering college in the fall. The majority are first generation college students from low-income families. Most of these students have overcome various personal, academic and financial obstacles in pursuit of their goals.
The annual Recognition Dinner invites students, their families, supporters, and the community to join together for an evening of formal recognition, presentation of awards, and farewells. This year’s event will focus on the program’s 20-year history, and will feature former students who have graduated. Photos from earlier years will be displayed in a slideshow. We expect over 100 current and former students to attend.
We are also very pleased, and honored to award several students a scholarship from the Con Edison Scholars program. Awards will range from $250 to $1000 and will be presented to these students by Evelyn Oliver, Con Edison Manager of Public Affairs for the Bronx, during the dinner.

Scholarships will be awarded to the following Bronx students:

Sandy Trinidad- International Leadership Charter School
Con Edison STEM Scholarship-Engineering

Joseph Caccia- Monsignor Scanlan High School
Con Edison STEM Scholarship -Biology

Luis Tejada- Monsignor Scanlan High School
Con Edison STEM Scholarship -Biology

Schron Peele- International Leadership Charter School
Con Edison Scholarship

Mercedes Brockington- High School of Fashion Industries
Con Edison Scholarship

Chelsea Valoy-Sanchez- International Leadership Charter School
Con Edison Scholarship

Wilfredo Ortiz- Mount Saint Michaels High School
Con Edison Scholarship

Francheska Bravo- Academy of Mount Saint Ursula
Con Edison Scholarship

Daniela Bulos- High School of Fashion Industries
Con Edison Scholarship

Devin Duran- High School of Art & Design
Con Edison Scholarship

Asha Hines- Academy of Mount Saint Ursula
Con Edison Scholarship

Shanice Scantlebury- High School of American Studies
Con Edison Scholarship

Regine Bass- Academy of Mount Saint Ursula
Con Edison Scholarship

Erlyn Nunez- Academy of Mount Saint Ursula
Con Edison Scholarship

Anderson Bridgemohan- In-Tech Academy
Rose Shayne Scholarship

For more information please call Deanna Peralta, Director of the College Directions Program, at 718-884-0700, extension 169.

Kingsbridge Heights Community Center is a non-profit agency serving the Northwest Bronx. The Center was founded in 1974 by a group of community residents concerned about deteriorating quality of life in the neighborhood, and opened in 1975. After celebrating our 35th Annniversary of Service in 2010, KHCC continues to offer programs for all ages, including Early Childhood, Youth, Families, and Adults & Seniors. Our Child Sexual Abuse Treatment and Prevention Program serves the entire borough with the only free, long-term treatment available outside a hospital setting. Our mission is to strengthen residents’ ability to effect positive change in the quality of their own lives and those of their families and their community.

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