Changing Futures therapists, Wendy Padilla and Anisha Morgan, recently attended the Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.’s 30th Anniversary – Strength in Sisterhood Gala. Padilla accepted the National Empowerment Award at the event on behalf of Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC).
In a letter written by a sorority director, the organization recognized KHCC’s “passion and work to assist in the prevention of victimization and promote the strength of all survivors is something that is both extraordinary and inspiring. As an organization that dedicates time to changing the futures of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and Campus Sexual Assault, Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (OPBSI) has admired your empowering involvement and dedication to the different communities and its people.”
About Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
The Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) was founded in 1974 by a group of passionate community organizers. The group was led by three neighborhood women: Mary McLoughlin, Patricia Burns, and Janet Athanasidy.
Upon hearing in 1972 that the 50th Precinct was moving out of its turn-of-the-century building on Kingsbridge Terrace, the three jumped at the opportunity to realize their vision for a community center.
KHCC provides resources to empower Bronx residents from cradle to career to advance education and well-being for a vibrant community. We achieve this in an environment that fosters academic milestones, literacy, mental health support, nutrition, technology, and the arts.
Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
101 Kingsbridge Terrace
Bronx, NY 10463