Latest announcement from the CDC which will affect ThriveNY's Efforts
Multiple states across the country have reported outbreaks of hepatitis A, primarily among people who use drugs and people experiencing homelessness. Since the hepatitis A outbreaks were first identified in 2016, more than 15,000 cases, 8,500 (57%) hospitalizations, and 140 deaths as a result of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection have been reported. This Health Alert Network (HAN) update recommends that public health departments, healthcare facilities, and partners and programs providing services to affected populations vaccinate at-risk groups against hepatitis A, applying the updated recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). This is an update to the Health Alert Network (HAN) advisory released on June 11, 2018 titled Outbreak of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Infections among Persons Who Use Drugs and Persons Experiencing Homelessness (https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00412.asp).
I am a retired music teaher from Robert R Kennedy Community HS. I started the first Community Service Program throughout the Flushing Greater Community. My students performed service in the Queens Botanical Gardens, Flushing Parks, museums, nursing homes, the three police precincts in Flushing and Whitestone and other agencies, total thirty five. I won the Citibank Success Fund Award for my accomplishments in April, 1993. I also wrote six successful grants for the school, including creating a greenhouse on school grounds for the elderly in the neighborhood. My skills as a musician enabled me to make good friends among the directors of the non-profits. They loved me and I found I had a natural ability to help people. I miss doing this today.
As I continued, I realized I had a natural abilty to help people in need. I cannot say all in this email but my resume and certainly an interview will show my sensitivity and communication skills I have. This is the job position I desire that fits into your list of available positions.
All my city files and credentials are on file with the appropriate agencies that hire NYC Teachers. I am 66 years old young. I want to help and find it very easy to speak to people in need, maybe because I am able to find common interests of conversation real quick. My musical background of networking also helps. In addition I can use music as therapy for many mentally ill and homeless people.
In addition I was UFT Chapter Leader at RFKHS and AFT & NYSUT Delegate/Conventions. The teachers and secretaries can certainly describe my leadership abilities and my election as AFT/NYSUT Delegate also enhanced my skills in communication and I also was a writer and developer of The New Small Schools Journal with the UFT Teacher Center during the years 1993-1995. My writings also exhibit my excellent ability as a writer to create grants and articles. I have an easy reading unique style that was told to me by executives of Citibank. My writings are very easy to understand, which is important in your type of work.
Thank you for allowing me to briefly describe my background to you. Also for your time in considering me for some type of position. I grew up in NYC and know and can navigate every neighborhood.
My resume will reveal all. I have two BA’s in music, music education, mathematics, two MA’s in Music Performance and Jazz, Jazz Education and additional graduate credits in music and mathematics. I have attended Queens College, Brooklyn College and St John’ University on a grant. My first degree was in 1976 and I continued my education until 1996. I have also played various venues in the music industry, including Broadway Shows. I feel all of this had prepared me for any particular positions you may have under consideration for me.
Thank you again for your time in considering me for a position with Thrive NYC
Please send me any applications and instructions. You will find that an interview with me will be most interesting. My educational degrees may be different than most applicants but my ability to understand and have people from diverse backgrounds communicate are very strong qualities I have developed throughout my life. I am first generation Italian American. I had loving parents but school, filing appications, getting work, becoming a NYC Teacher with multiple licenses was done on my own. I learn very quickly and my Community Service experience will be of help to you.
The Kingsbridge Mansion n Flushing has many Beechwood trees from the old Parsons Nursery from the late 1800’s. In the spring though the fall, many people use these as living quarters because of the Beechwoods low hanging branches. They are homeless. I can take you for a ride throughout Flushing and spot havens where many of these unfortunate people hide and live. They are the way they are because they live in fear. I also have references from my former principals that will show my successful efforts.
I want to help your agency in any way become successful in the eyes of our citizens in NYC and the US. New York should be an example for other states.