The 2018 CUCS Champion Awards will be held on Wednesday, April 25th at the Helen Mills Theater in Chelsea, NYC. Bringing together 175 leaders from business, government, nonprofit, and philanthropy, the evening will be a celebration dedicated to the extraordinary achievements of the individuals and families who have made great strides toward building brighter futures.
On a chilly Friday afternoon in February, the community room at our Prospect Place women’s transitional housing community was bustling with excitement. Tenants and CUCS’s Therapeutic Art Instructor, Jennifer Bailey, were getting ready for their biweekly art session, happily distributing paints, brushes, and canvases around a large table. For the next two hours, the room would become a whirlwind of creativity, story telling and laughter.
Our Young Professionals Group is an exciting group of individuals working to raise awareness of CUCS’s life-changing work building brighter futures. YPG member Rohan has been a core member of the group since its inception in February 2017. An active and enthusiastic CUCS ambassador, he donated his birthday to our cause and collected over $1,500 which went towards supplies for welcome kits for men and women entering our transitional housing sites. We recently sat down with him to discuss why he chose to support CUCS, his experience as a CUCS YPG member, and why giving is important to millennials.
On January 22nd, 13 CUCS staff members joined over four thousand New Yorkers in the City’s annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) count. The count is used to estimate the population of chronically homeless individuals living in the city. It takes place on a cold winter night to gain an understanding of who is really chronically homeless.