On September 19, Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Queens, hosted the annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Now in its 15th year, the event pays tribute to members of the local Latino community for their outstanding contributions. Goodwill NYNJ’s own Jose Mateo was recognized alone with several other leaders of the Latino community. Jose is our Beacon Program Director at PS. 149 in Jackson Heights, Queens.
In her acceptance statement, Theresa said, "My name is Theresa McCoy and I am the Director of Goodwill NYNJ's Community Schools at Queens Vocational High School. I grew up the hard way in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Through a lot of hard work, perseverance and support, I was able to achieve my Masters degree at Fordham University in Counseling, graduating magna cum laude.
Meet Jeanne Matos, who works as Senior Rehabilitation Technician at our Bridges to Success Day habilitation program. Jeanne came to Goodwill NYNJ on March 2008, first as a program participant and then was hired to work at our Prevocational program after an skills assessment.
Yanique Green was hired at Goodwill in June 2012 as a part-time Rehabilitation Technician at Brooklyn Possibilities. “Working as a Rehabilitation Technician was a wonderful experience” Yanique says. “that gave me the opportunity to work with people with Autism. I helped people become more independent and learn to communicate and become part of their communities.”
Evelyn Kabamba is Billing Supervisor in the Day Services Programs. In the Quality Assurance department, Evelyn and her team are responsible for verifying all documentation of claims for accuracy before submitting. Evelyn was hired at Goodwill in August 2013 as a part-time Rehabilitation Technician in the Contract Shop.
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