Resolution J5217-2013

Honoring Andre T. Mitchell upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the King of Kings Foundation Inc. on June 7, 2014

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  • May 29, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 29, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 20, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Andre T. Mitchell upon the occasion of
his designation for special recognition by the King of Kings  Foundation
Inc. on June 7, 2014

WHEREAS,  Individuals  who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
  WHEREAS, Andre T. Mitchell has given not only of his time and energies
but also of his competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently
has been designated for special honor; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Andre T. Mitc-
hell upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the
King of Kings Foundation Inc., to be celebrated at its Black Tie  Awards
Gala on Saturday, June 7, 2014; and
  WHEREAS, Andre T. Mitchell, a grass-roots community activist, was born
and raised in what was once known as two of Brooklyn's most impoverished
and dangerous neighborhoods, East New York and Brownsville; and
  WHEREAS,  At a young age, Andre T. Mitchell made the decision to dedi-
cate his life and energy to transform the minds of  the  people  in  his
community,  and in 2004, he founded Man Up! Inc., a non-profit organiza-
tion where he is currently serving as Executive Director; and
  WHEREAS, Under the luminous direction of Andre T.  Mitchell,  Man  Up!
Inc.   services thousands of families throughout New York City by way of
cultural afterschool  and  summer  programs,  mentoring  and  leadership
development, services for the formerly incarcerated, career/job develop-
ment, as well as community/school watch programs; and
  WHEREAS, Andre T. Mitchell has been called upon to contribute his time
and  talents  to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of himself unstintingly; and
  WHEREAS, Through his hard work and commitment, Andre T.  Mitchell  has
earned  countless  achievements  such as Family Development Credentials,
Certification as a  Gang  Specialist  through  the  Office  of  Juvenile
Justice  and  Delinquency Prevention, and an appointment to the New York
City Council's Anti-Gun Violence Task Force; and
  WHEREAS, Furthermore, Andre T. Mitchell was voted as the new  Chairman
of  Community  Board  5,  the governing board for East New York, Cypress
Hills, and Spring Creek, which is the community where Man  Up!  Inc.  is
based; and
  WHEREAS,  An  aspiring author, Andre T. Mitchell is writing a handbook
and motivational guide entitled, I AM A MANN;  his  goal  is  to  be  an
inspiration  to  those who have traveled on the same turbulent path, and
provide direction to those who are trying to avoid it; and
  WHEREAS, A transformative leader of his community, Andre  T.  Mitchell
is a true example of how perseverance coupled with vision and consisten-
cy, leads to progress and success; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  the  entire  period  of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Andre T. Mitchell has stood constant
in dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which  Andre  T.  Mitchell  has  displayed
throughout his life; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought  to  our  atten-
tion,  they  should  be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor Andre T. Mitchell upon the occasion of his designation for special

recognition by the King of Kings Foundation Inc. on June 7, 2014; and be
it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Andre T. Mitchell.

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