Washington Heights Community Celebrates Women's History Month

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Earlier this week, the SU Campus, a Children's Aid Society community school in Washington Heights, held its Seventh Annual Professional Hispanic Women’s Conference. The conference celebrates National Women’s History Month and shines a spotlight on the achievements and contributions of hispanic woment by bringing together members of the community for an evening of entertainment, empowerment and growth.

On Wednesday, March 19, a panel of successful Hispanic women spoke to the audience about perseverance, the importance of education and shared personal anecdotes of how they overcame their own personal obstacles in their pursuits. The panel included Barbara Camacho, Esq. Fragomen Fellow; City Bar Justice Center, Honorable Judge Denise Dominguez, New York Civil Court and Fenix Arias, Associate Dean of Student Engagement and Success, Bronx Community College. The women became very popular with the audience and their motivational energy inspired many to get back on track in pursuing their own goals

In addition, the staff at SU campus honored two dedicated Children’s Aid staff members, Hersilia Mendez, Director of External Affairs and Communications for National Center for Community Schools and Jennifer Archibald, Educational Coordinator at SU Campus, for their contributions to the Washington Heights community. Both were celebrated with awards and accolades from children, parents Children’s Aid staff and elected officials. The office of Assemblymember Gabriela Rosa presented both with an official citation which praised both women’s outstanding commitment to the children and families of Washington Heights.