Resolution J702-2013

Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Fort Greene Council, Inc.

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  • Mar 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 7, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 1, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Fort Greene
Council, 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 commem-
orate the 40th Anniversary of Fort Greene Council,  Inc.,  to  be  cele-
brated at its Legislative Breakfast on Friday, March 8, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  Since  1973,  the  Fort  Greene  Council,  Inc. has provided
services primarily to senior citizens in Central Brooklyn;  its  mission
is  to address critical needs of the elderly in Central Brooklyn, and in
its commitment to serve the community, the Council expanded its focus to
encompass two Day Care Centers; and
  WHEREAS, In 1982 and 1984 respectively, the Fort Greene Council,  Inc.
became  the  sponsoring organization for the Young Minds Day Care Center
and Bedford Avenue Family and Group Day Care  Center,  providing  group,
after school and family day care; the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program
became a part of its child care programs in 1998; and
  WHEREAS,  Currently,  the Fort Greene Council, Inc. sponsors 15 Senior
Centers and two day care centers; senior centers  provide  comprehensive
services  to  the  elderly  including  breakfast,  lunch, home delivered
meals, educational  and  recreational  programs  and  activities,  legal
assistance,  social  services,  transportation services, and information
and referral services; and
  WHEREAS, Likewise, the day care programs have been an integral part of
the Bedford Stuyvesant and Fort Greene Communities in Brooklyn,  provid-
ing  quality  early  childhood education; its Universal Pre-Kindergarten
provides services to children four years of age and its  Out  of  School
Time Program serves school age children; and
  WHEREAS,  In September of 1990, the Fort Greene Council, Inc. launched
Jazz 966 to promote jazz in the community to seniors and the  public  at
large; on Friday nights, Jazz 966 provides a warm, comfortable and fami-
ly setting for jazz in Central Brooklyn; 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
commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Fort Greene Council, Inc.; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Fort Greene Council, Inc.

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