2002-06-08 / Community

Community and Business Leaders Turn Out For PRYSE Dinner

By Gary G. Toms

Community and Business Leaders
Turn Out For PRYSE Dinner
By Gary G. Toms





        



        



          



        



          Fern Zagor, 



            Project Manager for PRYSE, makes opening remarks at the PRYSE 



            Coalition 



Dinner. Fern Zagor, Project Manager for PRYSE, makes opening remarks at the PRYSE Coalition Dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Project for Rockaway Youth in Safety and Education (PRYSE) Coalition Dinner, held on May 28, brought out a number of community leaders, activists, politicians and residents. The event featured speakers from various areas; such as health, law and the social services. Residents who have benefited from the programs offered by PRYSE spoke about how their lives have been changed. The goal of the organization is to mobilize the community, and all its stakeholders, to integrate, coordinate, strengthen, and develop resources to support children, youth and families. Funded agencies that are part of PRYSE, like Bank Street College, Community School District 27 and the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, had representatives on-hand for the celebration.

Francine Allen was one of those who reached out to PRYSE during her periods of hardship. Overcome with tears she stated, "They have been there for me, and they have turned things around for me and my kids. The programs I got involved with have truly made a difference."Francine Allen was one of those who reached out to PRYSE during her periods of hardship. Overcome with tears she stated, "They have been there for me, and they have turned things around for me and my kids. The programs I got involved with have truly made a difference."
Many turned out for the event, which was held at The Beach Club.Many turned out for the event, which was held at The Beach Club.

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall stated that the organization is making a difference in the lives of many people within the Rockaway community.Queens Borough President Helen Marshall stated that the organization is making a difference in the lives of many people within the Rockaway community.
Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer noted that many people are beginning to take advantage of the programs offered by PRYSE.Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer noted that many people are beginning to take advantage of the programs offered by PRYSE.

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