Patricia Williams is a community activist and philanthropist who has dedicated her life to empowering the youth of her community through teaching the values of volunteerism and educational advocacy. She began her involvement with young adults in her native country of Trinidad and Tobago where, as the president of a community youth group, she worked tirelessly to encourage and assist students with their educational and professional goals.
Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 36th 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:Ra'eesah BoothGrade 2P.S. 121
Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson joined with Senator Klein, and Mount Vernon Interim Superintendent of Schools Judith Johnson, along with many students, parents, teachers and principals from the local schools who will benefit from Senator Klein’s grant of $100,000 in direct aid to fund tablets, Smart Boards and lap tops for middle schoolers at public schools in Mount Vernon.
“Yesterday, our community witnessed the destruction of two homes due to separate fires. Thankfully, there was no loss of life, but 27 people have now been displaced. Currently, the American Red Cross and volunteers are assisting these residents and I am sure that all of us in Mount Vernon will work together to provide any additional help needed. I would like to thank the Mount Vernon Firefighters for their quick responses and bravery.”