Campus beautification, school graduations and Saint Dominic's receives - once again - the COA Accreditation!
We welcome Gina Cambria, Vice President of Family Foster Care Department in the Bronx. Activities keep our students busy in and outside of the classrooms. St. Dominic’s School’s music teacher Eric Escoffery received scholarship that sent him to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 35th Annual Friends of Saint Dominic’s Awards Dinner in New York City is a success!
Our students celebrated graduations at St. Dominic’s School, TORCH Preschool, and the recently formed UPK program. We welcome new faces to Saint Dominic’s Home and congratulate and honor current ones.We also kickoff of our ‘Teen Angel’ Campaign which focuses on recruiting foster parents for the teens we service.
Many highly talented professionals are appointed to new positions and join our family including Ivan Toper, Program Director of our wonderful new TORCH Annex Universal Pre-K in the Bronx.
We celebrate the opening of the TORCH Annex UPK this past fall and Sister Francis McLean annonces her retirement after 52 Years of Service.
Judith D. Kydon, Executive Director, receives RBA Pinnacle Award. Week of the Young celebrated at TORCH in the Bronx. Dominican Hall residents receive award. New officials and board members elected.
Spring was busy with our new fundraiser with the Rockland Boulders Baseball Game- more than 400 of our employees, consumers and families attended! We also had our annual Staff Appreciation Day where 92 employees were honored. We also saluted a big farewell to six retirees.
In this edition of VOICES St. Dominic’s School said hello to its new Principal Paul Siragusa and expanded its enrollment with a new certification on autism and speech and language impairment.
We celebrated our Annual Staff Appreciation event this May. Our Family Foster Care department helped finalize a record 14 adoptions in April! Learn about Voncile Oliver, our Secretary of the Board of Directors.
This is a busy place! Our Baord President, Sr. Margaret Flood was recognized with a prestigious award. We celebrated Adoption Day and finalized 43 adoptions this year. Many of our consumers enjoyed Thanksgiving and Christmas celebraions in their residences and schools.
We officially welcome Ken Gruber as our new CFO and are happy to have Kevin T. Conway, Esq., and Robert 'Paul" Mackey join our Board. We also are pleased to include our profile on Supported Housing.
At Saint Dominic's Home we consider ourselves family. In January we were saddeded by the loss of Sr. Mary Jenkins, O.P. and in February we were shocked by the news of the untimely passing of Cathy Lopez, who was part of our Developmental Disabilities Department.
In this issue we take a close look inside our Foster Boarding Home Department. We also have a wonderful photo gallery of our TORCH and 853 School graduations, stories about summer events, special contributions and recognitions.