My name is Chanel Thomas. I prefer to be called Star. I was raised and still live in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn, New York.
On Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Community Connections for Youth (CCFY), and New York City Department of Probation are sponsoring an event named, “Women’s Empowerment Career Building Night.” The event will connect over 100 young women from high-risk, high-crime neighborhoods to professional women who will share their stories and career pathways.
Bronx Mentor Support Group Location: CCFY 369 E 149th St, 7th Floor Bronx 10455 Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Time: 6pm – 8:30pm Once registration reaches capacity you will be notified and placed on a waiting list. If you have any questions concerning your registration, please call Rosanne or Belinda at 347-590-0940.
Register for upcoming trainings for Arches Mentors Click on the training title to register for that training. Harlem: Mentor Support Group Location: Harlem Commonwealth Council, 361 W 125th St NY, NY 10027 Date: Monday January 12, 2015 Time: 6pm – 8:30pm Bronx: Mentor Support Group Location: CCFY 369 E 149th St, 7th Floor […]
Meet Lloyd. Lloyd is a recent graduate of the ARCHES program, an NYC Department of Probation initiative designed to help probation clients get out of the criminal justice system by strengthening their attachment to education, work and community. In the speech below, he shares his trajectory from court involvement to community connections to high school graduation and leadership in his community. Lloyd is one of hundreds of youth whose lives have been transformed by the ARCHES initiative.
On June 12th, hundreds of youth and mentors from close to two dozen non-profit organizations gathered at the ARCHES Employment Summit to build their youth’s networks and up their professional game. Rose Placencia, CCFY’s Training Manager, coordinated the conference speakers, workshops, information sessions, volunteers, and ARCHES participants’ work shifts.