Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Stresses Transparency in Government at Bronx Breakfast

Ruben Diaz

August 17, 2009

This morning, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx), Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. welcomed Executive Directors, Chief Executive Officers and Chief Financial Officers from twenty-two not-for-profit organizations to announce the Senator’s discretionary fund allocations for 2009.  Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx), Chair of the Assembly Aging Committee also attended the event.

Stressing the need for transparency in government, Senator Rev. Diaz announced the allocated amounts for each group, and detailed the services that each group provides to the community. (See list below)

During this momentous occasion, Senator Rev. Diaz stated, “These groups serve the heart of our community.  It is a special year for me as a democrat, because now that we are in the majority, we have more resources to serve our districts.”

Senator Rev. Diaz encouraged all leaders who attended the breakfast to network with each other so that they can work together for the further betterment of the community.

For  further information, please contact Luis Sepulveda, Chief of Staff to Senator Rev. Diaz at 718/991-3161.

Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz’s member Item List 2009 - 2010

Hispanic Federation - $875,000
55 Exchange Place - 5th Floor
New York, New York 10005|
Ms. Lillian Rodriguez/Executive Director

Bronx AIDS Services - $100,000
953 Southern Boulevard
The Bronx, New York 10459
Mr. Brad Cauthen/Prevention Director

Bronx Jewish Community Council - $100,000
2930 Wallace Avenue
The Bronx, New York 10467
Mr. Brad Silver/Executive Vice President

Casa Cultural Dominicana del Bronx, NY Inc. - $50,000
815 Gerard Avenue - #6N
The Bronx, New York 10451
Mr. Felipe Febles/Executive Director

Council of Senior Centers and Services - $50,000
49 West 45th Street - 7th Floor
New York, New York 10036|
Mr Igal Jellinek/Executive Director

Hebrew Home at Riverdale - $100,000
5901 Palisade Avenue
The Bronx, New York 10471
Ms. Irene Smookler/Director of Development

H.O.G.A.R.  - $75,000
751 Dawson Street
The Bronx, New York 10455
Ms. Noris Colon/Executive Director

Institute for Puerto Rican and Hispanic Elderly - $100,000
105 East 22nd Street - Suite 615
New York, New York 10010
Ms. Suileka Cabrera-Drinane//President

Latino Center on Aging - $50,000
75 Maiden Lane - Suite 208
New York, New York 10038
Mr. Mario Tapia/Executive Director

Neighborhood Initiative Development Corp. - $50,000
2523 Olinville Avenue
The Bronx, New York 10467
Mr. William Foster/Executive Director

NY Latino Research and Resource - $75,000
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12222
Dr. Jose Cruz Professor/Director

Older Adults Tech. Services - $100,000
1713 Eighth Avenue - #8
New York, New York 11215
Mr. Thomas Kamber/Executive Director

Palladia - $25,000
1168 Stratford Avenue
The Bronx, New York 10472
Ms. Jane Velez/President

Parkchester South Condominiums Recreation - $25,000
200 East Tremont Avenue
The Bronx, New York 10462
Mr. Steve Houston Director

Per Scholas - $100,000
1575 Bronx River Avenue
The Bronx, New York 10460
Mr. Plinio Ayala/Executive Director

Rainbow After School - $25,000
 880 Thieriot Avenue
The Bronx, New York 10473
Dr. Nilda Gibson/Executive Director

S.H.O.P.P. - $100,000
953 Southern Boulevard
The Bronx, New York 10459
Ms. Evelyn Laureano/Executive Director

Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Center Inc. - $25,000
955 Tinton Avenue
The Bronx, New York 10456
Mr. Roger Sam Director

Sustainable South Bronx - $100,000
1231 Lafayette Avenue
The Bronx, New York 10474
Ms. Miquela Craytor/Executive Director

United Coalition Association - $25,000
1217 Stratford Avenue
The Bronx, New York 10472
Mr. Ronald Savage Executive Director

Word of Life International - $25,000
914 Prospect Avenue
The Bronx, New York 10459
Mr. John Udo-Okon/Executive Director

Youth Ministries for Peace  - $100,000
1384 Stratford Avenue
The Bronx, New York 10472
Ms. Alexie Torres-Fleming/Executive Director