Saturday, November 6, 2010


A while back I attended a public hearing for organizations vying for federal block grant money in Yonkers. Here are some highlights, and they explain a lot about my work situation.

  • "Everyone can overcome diversity" said one youth services provider
  • One Program Director didn't know the name of her own program and started crying. Her colleague got up to try to assist and also wound up crying.
  • A woman who, for all intent and purposes could not walk, got up to advocate for a parade (they did not get funded...)
  • A woman who is the Executive Director of a Senior Center described senior citizens as "lonely, desolate people."
Welcome to Yonkers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha. I had forgotten. This was a long time ago! You must be digging through old notebooks...