Sandra Holder was born on November 14, 1956 on the Island of Grenada, in the Caribbean. She relocated to the United States in 1981 in search of the American dream. Ms. Holder accepted a position at Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric center as a nurse assistant in 1983 and has worked there ever since. Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Center was renamed to Shorefront Jewish Geriatric Center. Her most recent position at Shorefront Jewish Geriatric Center was that of a unit clerk. Ms. Holder has cared for the elderly for many years. Her work gave her tremendous satisfaction. However, her greatest joy came from being able to provide for her family especially her only child, Nigel. Ms. Holder has also been very active in the Grenadian community supporting many expatriate organizations and causes.
Wendy Charece McClinton is a native daughter of New York City, where she was raised and received her formal education. After graduation from high school, she joined the United States Army, where she served for a decade. This decorated veteran served during the Desert Storm Persian Gulf Era.
So much can be said about Ms. McClinton, who is naturally intelligent, works diligently and has committed herself to the pursuit of excellence. Numerous citations and awards mark her tenure with the military, including Black Veteran for Social Justice, Inc., and the National Association for Black Veterans.
Jessica A. Allen, a native of Brooklyn, is one of today’s most innovative professionals. At a young age, Ms. Allen knew that she wanted to help people. It was this drive that led her to the doorsteps of various community-based organizations from the moment she received her working papers. She enjoys great fulfi llment from helping those in her community who might not have the resources to help themselves.
Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 19th Senatorial District.
Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.
I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:
Representatives from the Hunger Action Network visit Albany to discuss their Legislative and Budget Agenda 2014-2015. They spoke about the State Budget as it relates to human services and funding for Emergency Food Programs.