On Wednesday, July 21, 2010, NYS Senator Eric Adams will join not-for-profit organization Publicolor to visit the bright and vivid transformation of the St. Louis Senior Center in his District #20 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Senator Adams states: “I am partnering with Publicolor, a not-for-profit whose mission during the past 15 years has been to reduce the school drop-out rate by involving at-risk students in their own education. Publicolor employs an innovative creative arts program in an endeavor to empower students to reach their full potential. Publicolor begins by teaching students to transform their own public schools and nearby community facilities by painting these structures with vibrant colors.
On Friday, March 18th, 2011, at 11:00AM, NYS Senator Eric Adams will hold a press conference to decry cuts to Title XX funding. Without the continuation of Title XX funds assisting New York City senior centers, 110 Senior Centers will have to close as of April 1, 2011. Title XX funds are responsible for making up 25% of all funding for NYC senior centers. Without this vital funding, between 8,000 – 10,000 senior citizens will be without a senior center, and the many benefits (such as meals, transportation, social services, etc) that these centers provide.
On Friday, March 18, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams was joined by a host of other elected officials at a press conference to denounce cuts in Title XX funding to senior centers. Title XX funds make up 25% of all funding for NYC senior centers; the diversion of this vital financial support will result in the closure of 105 New York City senior centers. 8,000 – 10,000 senior citizens will lose their center and the many benefits (such as meals, transportation, and social services) that these centers provide.