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Commonpoint Queens partners with nonprofit to provide school supplies for students in need

Queens school supply giveaway
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Commonpoint Queens Sam Field Center has partnered with Supplies for Success to ensure that children will have access to the supplies they need heading into the upcoming school year. 

On Aug. 14, volunteers will assemble supplies including backpacks, notebooks, crayons, pens, pencils, pencil case, folders, ruler, glue sticks, scissors, highlighter, binder and filler paper. There will also be a handmade card wishing the children a good school year. 

Judy Vladimir, the vice president of development, states 

“It is critical that children have the supplies they need to be successful in school,” said Judy Vladimir, vice president of development at Commonpoint Queens. “It levels the playing field, provides dignity to children and their families, allows them to fully participate in classroom activities thereby avoiding losing focus or interest and possibly acting out.”

This is Commonpoint Queens’ second year hosting a volunteer event with Supplies for Success. 

Commonpoint Queens Sam Field Center is dedicated to supporting the Queens community. Their programs serve people from infancy to the last stages of their lives and are focused on individuals being able to bring themselves to a place of longer-term security. 

Their programs consist of dozens of offerings, including adult and youth employment programs such as Ladders 4 Leaders (L4L), as well as the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) sponsored by the city. 

Commonpoint Queens’ facilities include a pool and fitness center. There are also exercise classes, dance classes, youth sports programs, personal training, and other events for all ages. 

There is also the Jack and Shirley Silver Hub, a center for adult employment, which offers help to those entering the workforce with training programs in high-growth career areas. 

In October, Commonpoint Queens will open its youth opportunity hub. Geared toward younger people, there will be programs that grant certifications in the culinary arts, fitness, and more. Other programs include IT training. There will also be a creative arts studio and sound engineering studios. The new hub will be located in a high-tech space. 

For more information about Commonpoint Queens and its programs, visit commonpointqueens.org

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