One to One Learning celebrated its 17th anniversary with the Hands of Hope Gala on Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Nyack Seaport. All enjoyed the ambiance, service, delicious food, music, door prizes, and silent auction.
We see in the Hands of Hope banner, hands reaching out to each other, one giving, and the other receiving in the light of the sun. In the short, lifetime of One to One Learning, many have given of their time, energy, talent and treasure-- Dominican Sisters, board members, staff, volunteer teachers, youth volunteers and benefactors. Others have shared space with us including Dominican Convent, St. John the Baptist Church and now the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine at Marydell Faith and Life Center. the Light of the sun in the banner is God's presence, blessing all this giving and receiving. Our students and alumni, some who are here tonight, are witnesses of sees that have been planted and are growing in the light of the sun. Their receiving has turned to giving as these plants have grown. Their children are successful in school, some now preparing for college, some volunteering in the children's program. Our alumni coordinate events to raise funds for One to One Learning and some are teachers.
Our students and alumni are witnesses of seeds that have been planted and are growing in the light of the sun. Their receiving has turned to giving as these plants have grown. Their children are now volunteering in the children's program. Our alumni and students coordinate events to raise funds for One to One Learning and some are teachers. P)ersons we honor at the Gala represent the hands that reach out to continue the mission into the future, "Language empowrs; language unites."
Our 2014 Advocate Award goes to Anne Nissen and the Family Resource Center Coordinators of Rockland 21C for being a voice for all parents and children and particularly for children who are immigrants themselves or of immigrant families.
One 2 One Leaning honored the Romanesque Lodge #2198 with the 2014 Humanitarian Award for all the good work that they do for so many people and especially for the "Cold Winter, Warm Children" project that has benefitted the students and children of One to One Learning for ten years.
Sr. Margaret Murphy was honored with the 2014 Founder's Award for her belief in its mission, "Language Empowers Language Unites" and for putting that belief into action that leads to justice for the participants.
Judith Platt was posthumously honored with the Founder's Award for co-founding One-2-One Learning with Sr. Cecilia La Pietra and for her dedication to the Mission. Her husband, Frank Platt, accepted the award.
Carmen Castro was awarded the Donor Award for donating her time, talent and treasure.
The Youth Service Award was presented to Changeseob Lim and Ryan Zohar for their making a difference in the lives of the children of our students.
Mary Anne Sgroi and Frank Cappadone were awarded the Teachers Service Award.
The Student Service Award were given to Roxana Sanchez and Alex Flores.
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