After reading Candidate Christina Jorge’s article in The Wave, I must take exception to a misleading impression that she is trying to present to us.
She claims that she has raised, and takes credit for raising, $500,000 for the Rockaway Artists Alliance and the children. What she fails to tell us is that this is her job. She is a professional grant writer. This is her job and she gets paid for writing grant requests. She works for the Rockaway Artists Alliance and she was paid by the RAA for writing these grant requests.
As a matter of public record, the RAA receives grants from various city and state agencies where Christina Jorge is listed as receiving an income for her grant writing and program coordinating.
She is trying to convey this is something she voluntarily does. I think this might be of interest to all people who really volunteer to better our community.