Senator James Sanders Jr. Hosts Successful Community Development Day

James Sanders Jr.

October 02, 2019

Constituents listened intently as Catalina Spinel from Candid taught attendees how to find grants for their businesses.

Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) hosted a Community Development Day in partnership with Rochdale Village on September 26, 2019 at the Rochdale Village Community Center. Senator Sanders conducted this event as part of his mission to prepare community members to be self-sufficient and successful in their endeavors. 

Senator Sanders strives to provide the community with the resources required to accomplish their business goals. Community Development Day delivered key training for those interested in starting a small business or non-profit, bringing experts in their respective fields to the event to impart their knowledge.

Attendees gained valuable skills such as understanding how to gain start-up capital, where to access grants, alternative ways to fundraise, developing relationships with elected officials, and how to write grants.  The day was full of workshops and networking as community leaders and members shared their business ideas and helpful tips with one another, in the true nature of ‘each one, teach one.’

Senator Sanders would like to thank our partners for this event: Rochdale Village, TruFund Financial Services, Support Center, Candid, Citi Bank, U.S. Census, Queens Law Associates, Citizens Bank, Governor’s Office of Faith Based Community Development Services, Rochdale Adult Learning Center and Jars of Delight.