Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Fort Greene Council, Inc.

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  • 01 / Mar / 2013
  • 07 / Mar / 2013
  • 07 / Mar / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Fort Greene
Council, Inc.

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 commem-
orate the 40th Anniversary of Fort Greene Council, Inc., to be cele-
brated at its Legislative Breakfast on Friday, March 8, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Since 1973, the Fort Greene Council, Inc. has provided
services primarily to senior citizens in Central Brooklyn; its mission
is to address critical needs of the elderly in Central Brooklyn, and in
its commitment to serve the community, the Council expanded its focus to
encompass two Day Care Centers; and
WHEREAS, In 1982 and 1984 respectively, the Fort Greene Council, Inc.
became the sponsoring organization for the Young Minds Day Care Center
and Bedford Avenue Family and Group Day Care Center, providing group,
after school and family day care; the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program
became a part of its child care programs in 1998; and
WHEREAS, Currently, the Fort Greene Council, Inc. sponsors 15 Senior
Centers and two day care centers; senior centers provide comprehensive
services to the elderly including breakfast, lunch, home delivered
meals, educational and recreational programs and activities, legal
assistance, social services, transportation services, and information
and referral services; and
WHEREAS, Likewise, the day care programs have been an integral part of
the Bedford Stuyvesant and Fort Greene Communities in Brooklyn, provid-
ing quality early childhood education; its Universal Pre-Kindergarten
provides services to children four years of age and its Out of School
Time Program serves school age children; and
WHEREAS, In September of 1990, the Fort Greene Council, Inc. launched
Jazz 966 to promote jazz in the community to seniors and the public at
large; on Friday nights, Jazz 966 provides a warm, comfortable and fami-
ly setting for jazz in Central Brooklyn; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown a
long and sustained commitment to excellence certainly have earned the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Fort Greene Council, Inc.; and be it
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Fort Greene Council, Inc.


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