Assemblymember Landon Dais For Assembly District 77 Grants New Settlement $150,000

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Published on June 20, 2024, 6:31 pm
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Assemblymember Dais granted New Settlement, a non-profit organization within Assembly District 77, $150,000. The check presentation took place at the building of their YAOI program (Young Adult Opportunity Initiative) which helps youth from 16-24 with career readiness, workforce development, and job placement. This grant will expand and support the various programs that this organization offers to the community, including YAOI. This is an impactful investment not only for New Settlement, but also for the community that New Settlement serves.

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“New Settlement has demonstrated that it is a true anchor in the community. They impact throughout every community in the 77th District and in the South Bronx in general. I do recognize that New Settlement is an organization that changes lives, and their changing lives in a positive direction. I will always support any organization that is changing lives in my community. They all have my moral support, my spiritual support, and when I can my financial support as their Assemblymember. They are a safe place for our children which is why I want to expand their reach and expand their ability. In doing so, that shows my commitment, not just to New Settlement, but to the children of our community.” said Assembly Member Landon Dais.

Founded in 2005, New Settlement has been a cornerstone of the community and has only expanded since then. The organization has various sites on Mount Eden, Jerome Avenue, and Townsend Avenue in the Bronx. In addition to YAOI, New Settlement offers the community afterschool programs, housing advocacy support, and health and wellness resources such as swimming and fitness classes. Their community building is located on 1501 Jerome Avenue where many of these resources are available. This funding will allow for New Settlement to expand its reach and continue to fulfill its mission which is building equitable futures by providing resources and wrap around services in education, employment, housing, wellness, and creative expression for the community.

“This is making it possible for us to change lives, impact the young people of our community, and move their futures forward. Without [Assemblymember Landon Dais’] support, that would not be possible, so I truly appreciate it personally and professionally.” said Javiel Vega, Director of Young Adult Opportunity Initiative & Workforce Development of New Settlement.

“Having an Assemblymember invest so much into the community is rare and it is great that Landon found New Settlement important enough to invest 150,000 dollars into our young people. It is very significant, and I am really thankful that we get to work together” said Rigaud Noel, Executive Director of New Settlement.

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