Friday, February 17, 2012

Kingsbridge Heights Community Center: Our Director of Youth Services Wins Prestigious Award

Here is some positive news about a young woman making a difference. Congratulations to Ms. Sadie Mahoney of the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center.


Director of Youth Services Sadie Mahoney has been recognized as a PASEsetter Award winner for her work as an after school professional and her impact on our Teen Center. The purpose of the award, given by the Partnership for After School Education (PASE), is to acknowledge “the best and the brightest of New York City's youth development professionals” as well as to highlight the impact that after school programs have on the lives of New York City’s youth.

"Recognizing these remarkable individuals is not only a way of thanking them for their tireless efforts, but also to recognize the necessity of after school in so many communities," said Fern Khan, Special Advisor to the President for Community Affairs at Bank Street College of Education and the President of PASE's Board of Directors.

The after school educators selected for the award receive $5,000 for their organization, a crystal award engraved with their name, a feature on the PASE website, and recognition by their peers as a leader in the after school field.

PASE is a child-focused organization that promotes and supports quality afterschool programs,
particularly those serving young people from underserved communities. PASE accomplishes its mission by building the capacity of individual after school staff, youth-serving organizations, and the field as a whole, with the goal of increasing the availability of high quality services to youth in out-of-school time.

Winners will be presented with the award at the PASEsetter Awards Benefit Gala on Thursday, March 1,2012.

For more information on the PASEsetter Awards, please contact Marcia Smith at

For information on the help the Teen Center provides for youth in the Northwest Bronx, please contact Christina Ventura at or 718.884.0700 ext. 196.

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