Zenaida Mendez was born in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to the United States as a teenager with her family. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in government and public administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in public administration from the City University of New York, Graduate School of Public Aff airs.
As a result of her hard work and dedication, Mayor David Dinkins appointed Ms. Mendez to his officeof Latino Aff airs in 1990. From 1992 to 1994 she served as special assistant to the New York City Commissioner of Human Rights, and for fi ve years she was legislative assistant to Representative Charles B. Rangel.
On Sunday, April 1st, 300 Public School Students from 20 schools across Washington Heights & Inwood's District 6, will participate in the first-ever Northern Manhattan Uptown Games at the Washington Heights Armory Track.
NY State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) marked International Women’s Day by recognizing the countless contributions of women throughout the world. He also called on a renewed commitment to fighting the scourge of domestic violence.
Senator Adriano Espaillat said:
“International Women’s Day is an excellent opportunity to recognize the countless contributions of women in the United States and around the world. Whether through their leadership in the areas of arts, science, academia, athletics, business, and government, or through their everyday acts, all of us have been shaped by extraordinary women in our lives. One way we can demonstrate our gratitude to all women is to come together and work to end domestic violence in our society.
Currently lacking basic labor protections, farmworkers would receive weekly day off, workers’ compensation, sanitary working conditions, and other important rights
(New York, NY) – Senator Adriano Espaillat and advocates for New York’s farmworkers called for the passage of the Farmworkers Bill of Rights, a critical piece of legislation which will help end brutal working conditions for farmworkers across the state.
SUNY trustees unanimously passed resolution calling for Dream Act policies in New York
(New York, NY) – Today, the State University of New York’s Board of Trustees passed a resolution calling for legislation that would allow for undocumented immigrants to have the same access to tuition assistance, loans, and in-state tuition rates as every other student in New York State. Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) released the following statement:
Businesses assisted on various fronts including MWBE certification, license/permits, workers’ compensation, and doing business with the state
(New York, NY) – Over 150 small businesses, representing a cross-section of local economic activity in Manhattan and the Bronx, participated in an important training for Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) organized by State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, and other local officials.