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.
“The transformation at the St Louis Senior Center will include the entryway, arts and crafts room, dining room, and library. With the assistance of our middle and high public school students and corporate volunteers, the center is being painted over the course of three days.
“Senior Centers are vital for our elderly citizens, providing hot nutritious meals, social services, programs that promote continuing education, recreation, and health, and intergenerational and multi-cultural events.
“The St Louis Senior Center is administered by Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services, whose Centers offer health and exercise programs, nutritional and educational classes, social and recreational activities, assistance with entitlements and benefits, ESL classes, basic computer and internet classes, counseling, volunteer work opportunities, and local educational and recreational trips.
“It is my pleasure to be associated with an endeavor that is of such significance to the community.”