Resolution J1465-2013

Honoring Kathleen Hoskins, Esq. upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by Young Movement, Inc.

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  • Apr 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 30, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 24, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Kathleen Hoskins, Esq. upon the occasion
of her designation for special recognition by Young Movement, Inc.

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New  York  State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions  and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
Kathleen Hoskins, Esq. upon the occasion of her designation for  special
recognition by Young Movement, Inc. on Saturday, March 30, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  Young  Movement  is  a  501c(3) member-supported action tank
providing research, advocacy, and partnerships on socio-economic  issues
such  as financial literacy and employment alternatives for young adults
and professionals in New York; incorporated in  October  of  2011,  this
organization not only represents its members through research, advocacy,
and  forming  partnerships,  but  ensures the positive results are long-
standing while the unfavorable ones are non-recurrent for the next young
generation; and
  WHEREAS, Kathleen Hoskins is the director of  the  Administration  for
Children's  Services  (ACS)  Education  Unit; her staff of attorneys and
education advocates provides support for all the divisions  within  ACS,
addressing the educational needs of children and youth the agency serves
from  birth through 21 years of age, consisting of consultations, train-
ings, advocacy and policy development; and
  WHEREAS, Kathleen Hoskins's expertise in both child welfare and educa-
tion are a result of her professional experience in both realms; at  the
start  of  her  legal  career,  she was a prosecutorial attorney for the
Administration for Children's Services in Queens Family Court; and
  WHEREAS, Kathleen Hoskins then  transitioned  to  the  New  York  City
Department of Education (DOE) as a special education attorney, where she
defended  parent-initiated  special  education  impartial  hearings; she
later became senior field counsel for the DOE, where she provided  legal
advice  for principals, network staff, and school administrators for 125
schools including D75 special education schools, before returning to ACS
in her current position; and
  WHEREAS, Kathleen Hoskins also has a personal commitment  to  ensuring
that  youth  achieve  their  academic  goals,  as her personal life is a
testament to how education can be a roadway  to  success;  as  a  former
foster  youth  and  teenage single parent, she struggled but was able to
achieve success academically through hard  work  and  use  of  community
networks; and
  WHEREAS,  Kathleen Hoskins is hopeful that her perseverance can become
an inspiration to all youth that face personal  roadblocks  and  can  be
seen  as  encouragement for youth to continue to strive to achieve their
own personal goals; she holds a J.D. from St. John's  University  School
of  Law,  an M.P.A. from the City University of New York Baruch College,
and a B.A. from the State University of New York at Stonybrook; and
  WHEREAS, With her throughout has been  her  son,  Malachi,  who  feels
privileged  to  be  a part of her life and rejoices in her achievements;
and
  WHEREAS, A true asset to  society,  Kathleen  Hoskins's  distinguished
record merits the recognition and respectful tribute of this Legislative
Body; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Kathleen Hoskins, Esq. upon the occasion of  her  designation  for
special recognition by Young Movement, Inc.; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Kathleen Hoskins, Esq.

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