Commending Center for Family Life upon the occasion of hosting its Celebrating Community Event

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  • 10 / Apr / 2013
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
  • 17 / Apr / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Center for Family Life upon the occa-
sion of hosting its Celebrating Community Event

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Center for Family Life upon the occasion of hosting its Celebrating
Community Event on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in New York City; and
WHEREAS, This special festivity will also recognize Paul DiLorenzo,
Senior Director at Casey Family Programs and Corinne Vinal, Principal at
Sunset Park High School; and
WHEREAS, Center for Family Life (CFL) is a neighborhood-based family
and social services organization with deep roots in Sunset Park, Brook-
lyn; and
WHEREAS, Since 1978, Center for Family Life has been a force for posi-
tive change in the community; its goal is to strengthen the community
from within by empowering individuals and families to develop their
unique potential; and
WHEREAS, Every day, Center for Family Life helps young people and
adults develop the skills they need for secure, fulfilling lives; CFL
offers a comprehensive range of programs and services that address fami-
lies' needs from every angle including: family counseling and neighbor-
hood-based foster care; cultural, educational and recreational programs
at neighborhood public schools, adult and youth employment programs; and
an emergency storefront for food and advocacy; and
WHEREAS, Center for Family Life is embedded in the life of Sunset Park
and functions as a reliable partner to families, schools, local agencies
and organizations; its staff has a close, long-term connection to the
community, and works passionately for change that improves opportunities
and enhances the quality of life of the community; and
WHEREAS, Its mission is to promote positive outcomes for children,
adults and families in Sunset Park through the provision of a comprehen-
sive range of neighborhood-based family and social services; it partners
with the community to provide access to resources and opportunities for
personal growth and the development of interpersonal relationships that
sustain and nurture families, support youth to develop into confident,
capable adults and enrich the quality of life for neighborhood resi-
dents; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those individ-
uals and organizations which enhance the well-being and vitality of the
community and have shown a long and sustained commitment to excellence
certainly have earned our recognition and applause; now, therefore, be
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Center for Family Life upon the occasion of hosting its Cele-
brating Community Event; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Center for Family Life and the aforementioned honorees.


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