Children’s Aid’s David Giordano Receives Community Award

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David Giordano, the Director of Children’s Aid’s East Harlem Center, recently received the José R. Sánchez Community Leadership Award at the Metropolitan Hospital Center Community Advisory Board’s 2010 Annual Public Meeting. Giordano was recognized for his hard work and dedication to the children and families served by Children’s Aid, as well as to the community at large.

Both David and Children’s Aid demonstrate a long-standing commitment to the communities we serve. During his 27-year tenure at Children’s Aid, Giordano held a number of positions including group worker, case worker and program coordinator, and has been director of the East Harlem Center since July 2006. The Center has served the East Harlem community for more than 50 years and continues to provide a range of services from early childhood to teen programming, in areas including educational and career readiness, sports and recreation, mental health services and adult ESL classes, which are especially important for the community’s new immigrants.

At the awards ceremony, Monica Brown, The Metropolitan Hospital Center’s Community Advisory Board First Vice Chair, presented Giordano with the award and spoke glowingly about both David and Children’s Aid. She currently serves with him on East Harlem’s Community Board 11’s Health and Human Services Committee – he as Chair, she as Vice Chair. Ms. Brown was also a Children’s Aid Society Head Start Director in East Harlem.

“I am truly honored, as well as very humbled, to receive this recognition,” said Giordano. “Our rewards and recognition for the work we do is also seen through the accomplishments of the youth we work with.”