Honoring Kathleen Hoskins, Esq. upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by Young Movement, Inc.

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Kathleen Hoskins, Esq. upon the occasion
of her designation for special recognition by Young Movement, Inc.

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Kathleen Hoskins, Esq. upon the occasion of her designation for special
recognition by Young Movement, Inc. on Saturday, March 30, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Young Movement is a 501c(3) member-supported action tank
providing research, advocacy, and partnerships on socio-economic issues
such as financial literacy and employment alternatives for young adults
and professionals in New York; incorporated in October of 2011, this
organization not only represents its members through research, advocacy,
and forming partnerships, but ensures the positive results are long-
standing while the unfavorable ones are non-recurrent for the next young
generation; and
WHEREAS, Kathleen Hoskins is the director of the Administration for
Children's Services (ACS) Education Unit; her staff of attorneys and
education advocates provides support for all the divisions within ACS,
addressing the educational needs of children and youth the agency serves
from birth through 21 years of age, consisting of consultations, train-
ings, advocacy and policy development; and
WHEREAS, Kathleen Hoskins's expertise in both child welfare and educa-
tion are a result of her professional experience in both realms; at the
start of her legal career, she was a prosecutorial attorney for the
Administration for Children's Services in Queens Family Court; and
WHEREAS, Kathleen Hoskins then transitioned to the New York City
Department of Education (DOE) as a special education attorney, where she
defended parent-initiated special education impartial hearings; she
later became senior field counsel for the DOE, where she provided legal
advice for principals, network staff, and school administrators for 125
schools including D75 special education schools, before returning to ACS
in her current position; and
WHEREAS, Kathleen Hoskins also has a personal commitment to ensuring
that youth achieve their academic goals, as her personal life is a
testament to how education can be a roadway to success; as a former
foster youth and teenage single parent, she struggled but was able to
achieve success academically through hard work and use of community
networks; and
WHEREAS, Kathleen Hoskins is hopeful that her perseverance can become
an inspiration to all youth that face personal roadblocks and can be
seen as encouragement for youth to continue to strive to achieve their
own personal goals; she holds a J.D. from St. John's University School
of Law, an M.P.A. from the City University of New York Baruch College,
and a B.A. from the State University of New York at Stonybrook; and
WHEREAS, With her throughout has been her son, Malachi, who feels
privileged to be a part of her life and rejoices in her achievements;
WHEREAS, A true asset to society, Kathleen Hoskins's distinguished
record merits the recognition and respectful tribute of this Legislative
Body; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Kathleen Hoskins, Esq. upon the occasion of her designation for
special recognition by Young Movement, Inc.; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Kathleen Hoskins, Esq.


  • 24 / Apr / 2013
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
  • 30 / Apr / 2013

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