2006-01-27 / Columnists

RDRC Outlines Local Programs and Services Available

By Miriam Rosenberg Contributing Editor

Judith Balfe, of the College of New Rochelle, explains the services offered at the college. Currently a student needs to take a 6-credit liberal arts course load, which is considered full-time. The college can also help a person take courses to get their GED. There are 78 students enrolled at the time. Judith Balfe, of the College of New Rochelle, explains the services offered at the college. Currently a student needs to take a 6-credit liberal arts course load, which is considered full-time. The college can also help a person take courses to get their GED. There are 78 students enrolled at the time.

Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation held a seminar on January 19 to inform Rockaway’s local agency representatives about the services and programs that are available to residents of the Rockaways. Among the programs discussed were the College of New Rochelle (which operates out of IS 53) the S.T.R.I.V.E. (Support Training In Valuable Employee) program that helps train employees for the workplace and the Beacon Program that gives after school homework help and recreation for children 6 to 13 years of age. The Beacon Program also offers free adult computer classes every Saturday at MS 198 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Among those attending the event were Assemblywoman Michele Titus, Councilman James Sanders, Jr. and Chamber of Commerce executive director Joanie Omeste.

For more information on any of the programs call RDRC at (718) 327-5300.

Local community representatives came to RDRC to hear about the agency’s services.
Local community representatives came to RDRC to hear about the agency’s services.

Councilman James Sanders, Jr. talks about the NYC Works programs which he helped bring to the Rockaways.Councilman James Sanders, Jr. talks about the NYC Works programs which he helped bring to the Rockaways.Victoria Gordon, the deputy executive director at RDRC, explains the workforce development programs at RDRC. Also pictured is job developer Walter McCree. 
Victoria Gordon, the deputy executive director at RDRC, explains the workforce development programs at RDRC. Also pictured is job developer Walter McCree. The Wave’s camera catches a   S.T.R.I.V.E. class in progress. The three-week program offers job readiness and job placement assistance. In addition, RDRC offers the new city program – NYC Works.  Photos by Miriam RosenbergThe Wave’s camera catches a S.T.R.I.V.E. class in progress. The three-week program offers job readiness and job placement assistance. In addition, RDRC offers the new city program – NYC Works. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg

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