2013-05-24 / Community

BOC Holds First Post-Sandy Graduation

On May 13, BOC (Business Outreach Center) Network completed its 94th Child Care Means Business training class, the first class in the Rockaways since the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy. Eleven graduates received certificates for completing ten weeks of child care business training classes, including business management and nutrition. All eleven completed and submitted a business plan and hope to become an active part of the economic rebuilding and revitalization of the Rockaways.

Councilman Donovan Richards attended the event and presented a City Council citation to Far Rockaway resident and longtime BOC trainer Annette Cohen for outstanding activism on behalf of her community. “I am moved every day by the spirit of my community,” she said. “Just look at the tenacity and hope for the future that these women exemplify.”

“BOC is also deeply thankful for the backing and support of our local elected officials—particularly during this period of rebuilding,” she added. “Quality home-based child care expands economic activity while providing a vital community service that enables parents to go to work or study and pursue their goals. The Rockaways needs opportunities like these more than ever.”

The BOC Network Child Care Business Development Project strives to offer services that will guide people at any stage of business ownership.

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