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Monday, March 21, 2011

The Bronx Borough President's Office Celebrates Women's History Month

By Melissa Novock, STARS Case Manager

On Wednesday, March 16, 2001 Saudi Encarnacion, Clinical Coordinator and myself, Melissa M. Novock , Case Manager for STARS, attended a spirit filled Breakfast Forum entitled "Our History Is Our Strength" to celebrate Women's History Month.  The forum was presented by Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr. and First Lady, Hilda Diaz.  Ms. Aurelia Greene, Deputy Borough President,  led the forum as mistress of ceremonies. 

The event commemorated the work of three honorees, women driven by passion to make a difference in the lives of Bronx residents and ultimately contribute to the success of the Bronx.  Ms. Hilda Diaz kicked off the event in sharing her personal story of success. Success for her included, dedication to her family and remaining persistent and vigilant in obtaining her career goals. 
The honorees were, Aramina Vega Ferrer, Ph.D., Honorable Laura G. Douglas, Administrative Justice, Civil Division Bronx Supreme Court and Majora Carter, founder of the Sustainable South Bronx.

Each honoree's story was an example of strength, courage and working hard to make a difference in one's community.  Whether it is the education system, the legal system or the community, one thing is for sure, with the talents and wisdom of the honorees, along with all of the other inspirational women at the forum, the Bronx will continue to be upheld and grow via their strength and commitment.

We, at Bronx Community Solutions, hope to inspire our female clients in a similar way, by empowering clients to create goals, and inspiring them to achieve those goals one step at a time. The method is to create an understanding that every healthy action or choice can allow them to connect to their goals. 

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