Resolution J1782-2013

Honoring Susan Samuel upon the occasion of her designation as a Top Woman in Business by the Queens Courier



  • May 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Susan Samuel upon the occasion of her
designation as a Top Woman in Business by the QUEENS COURIER

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State  of  New  York  to
recognize  and  acknowledge those within our midst who have made signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
Susan Samuel upon the occasion of her designation  as  a  Top  Woman  in
Business by the QUEENS COURIER on Thursday, May 9, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, Susan Samuel is a true leader in delivering innovative, flex-
ible  child care solutions which allows parents to customize their child
care schedule and puts the well-being of  children  first;  it  took  16
years  of planning to open her dream community service non-profit organ-
ization; and
  WHEREAS, It Takes A Community To Raise A Child in South Ozone Park New
York, is New York's only 24 hours a day,  seven  days  per  week,  child
care/after  school  learning  center;  the Center houses Dream Catcher's
Youth Business Program where children from ages five - 12 years old  are
taught financial literacy and entrepreneurship; and
  WHEREAS,  It  Takes a Community To Raise A Child (ITAC) partnered with
the welfare to work program by opening its doors  and  allowing  partic-
ipants  to  obtain  work  experience  at  the learning center; ITAC also
collaborates with Easter Seals by providing training and internship  for
the elder population; and
  WHEREAS, Susan Samuel enjoys training young adults that are interested
in early-childhood education and starting their own business; ITAC part-
nered  with various youth groups and summer youth employment to allow an
active experience working with infants and school aged children; and
  WHEREAS, Earning an associate's degree in  liberal  arts  and  science
from  Queens  Borough Community College, Susan Samuel received her bach-
elor's degree in Psychology from York College,  her  Master  of  Science
degree  in  Special  Education  and a Post Graduate Degree, Professional
Diploma in School Administration and Supervision  from  Queens  College;
  WHEREAS,  Susan  Samuel is also an Educational Therapist/Evaluator for
the Susan Samuel Services Inc.; she is a  Special  Education  Consultant
working  with  children  up to three years old that are born prematurely
and/or diagnosed with a learning disability; and
  WHEREAS, Active in her community, Susan Samuel is the co-chair of  the
Education  subcommittee in conjunction with The Greater Allen AME Cathe-
dral and The Jamaica Community Partnership Project (JCPP); in  addition,
she is a member of ACQC/HIV awareness network of Queens; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown  a
long  and  sustained  commitment to excellence certainly have earned the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Susan  Samuel upon the occasion of her designation as a Top Woman
in Business by the QUEENS COURIER; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Susan Samuel.


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