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UNH's SYEPers Look Back

Thursday, August 24, 2017

This year, UNH hosted two Summer Youth Employment Program workers. To learn more about SYEP, click here

By Annie Huynh, SYEP

I’m Annie Huynh and I will be starting my second year at Mount Holyoke College. I’m currently at United Neighborhood Houses as a Summer Youth Employment Program Participant for the summer of 2017. I am at UNH because I love being able to contribute to the community and improve lives. I was never quite knowledgeable about advocacy and policy and UNH provided the opportunity for me to gain an insight on just some of the things that are done. Being able to be a part of UNH this summer was a learning experience. Throughout the 6 weeks here, I’ve attended various meetings with the UNH staff and with youth services providers. I’ve also participated in the Advocacy Institute trainings which were so informational and taught me a lot about advocacy and policy. There was so much that I didn’t know, and having the opportunity to learn was rewarding. While in the office, I’ve worked on creating spreadsheets and several projects such as inputting Voter Contact Information, researching the City Councils who are running for each District, and organizing the questions posed by and responses from Settlement Houses Members.  


UNH wishes Annie the best of luck!

Fall 2017 EMM Scholars

Thursday, August 03, 2017
Congratulations to the 39 settlement house staff members who have been awarded the UNH Emily Menlo Marks Scholarship! These staff members work hard to support their communities and further their educations, and we are proud to support them. This scholarship is named for UNH's former Executive Director in honor of the contributions she made to social justice and community building. Learn more about the EMM scholarship here. To support the scholarship so we can continue to offer this opportunity, please click here!

Fall 2017 Winners:

Name Settlement House Title
Corina Pintor Bronx House Chief Operating Officer
Yiesel Familia BronxWorks Grants & Contracts Accountant
Chenel Luten CAMBA Case Planner
Finola Burton Cypress Hills LDC Program Director
Jessenia Chapin Cypress Hills LDC Family & Community Partnership Manager
Jahania Pizzini East Side House Settlement Student Advisor
Maxwell Griffith East Side House Settlement Program Director
Melissa Perez East Side House Settlement Case Manager
Adetola Oloruntoba Educational Alliance Youth Advocate
Isabel Tejada-Salazar Educational Alliance/14th Street Y Preschool Assistant Teacher
Keithie Lawrence Educational Alliance Behavioral Supervisor
Yessica Breton Green Goddard Riverside Assistant Teacher
Monica Martinez Grand Street Settlement Assistant Teacher
Sonia Lugo Grand Street Settlement Program Assistant
Sophia Candice Brown Grand Street Settlement Human Resources Assistant
Laura Marceca Greenwich House Admin. Coordinator of Senior Centers
Tasha Atkins Hamilton-Madison House Lead Teacher
LaGene Wright Henry Street Settlement Admin. Asst. Supervisor
Zhiming Liang Henry Street Settlement Program Associate
Billy Rivera Hudson Guild Assistant Teacher
Cara Aloisio Hudson Guild Connections to Care (C2C) Manager
Arely Hernandez Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement Senior Group Leader
Iftikhar Mahmud Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement Program Director
Alyssa Lenihan Kingsbridge Heights Community Center Teen Education Coordinator
Jennifer Bartlett Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Supportive Housing Coordinator
Judy Sanchez Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Science and Math Coordinator
Samantha Chau Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Assistant Teacher
Cecilia Morello Mosholu Montefiore Parent Family Community Engagement Coordinator
Avril Guzman New Settlement Apartments College Advisor
Christina Medina New Settlement Apartments Supervisor
Tasheema Lucas New Settlement Apartments Asst. Coordinator-Program for Girls & Young Women
Jessica Liriano Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Centers Administrative Assistant
Katherine Kehs Shorefront Y Head Counselor Special Needs Program
Adriana Jadan Sunnyside Community Services Budget Analyst/Payroll Specialist
Victor Dominguez Sunnyside Community Services Case Manager
Vivian Karol Morales Sunnyside Community Services Caregiver Support Specialist
Gladys Stambakis University Settlement Family Worker
Lauren Nye University Settlement Grants Coordinator
Shamek Johnson University Settlement Supervisor of Training and Internships