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Bay Ridge

Kudos to Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R–Bay Ridge) on her appointment as the New York State Director of the National Foundation for Women Legislators. The foundation aims to empower and inspire elected women to become thought leaders who shape America’s future by providing strategic resources to the women for leadership development.

In her position, she will serve as a point of contact for elected women in New York, and work to bring more elected women the opportunities and resources that the foundation has to offer.

“I want to thank NFWL for selecting me to coordinate their efforts in the State of New York. I am honored to serve my colleagues as State Director. I look forward to helping one the nation’s oldest non-partisan organizations and identifying and addressing the needs of elected women at all levels of government,” Malliotakis said.

“We are so proud Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis has accepted a leadership position in our Foundation,” stated chairwoman Sen. Carrie Ruud (R–Minnesota). “NFWL’s theme for 2017 is leadership, and Nicole exemplifies this theme.”

Malliotakis begins serving immediately, and will hold this office through the end of 2017.

Nicole Malliotakis District Office [7408 Fifth Ave. at 75th Street in Bay Ridge, (718) 987–0197].

Boerum Hill

Happy birthday

Let’s give out 150 roses to Brooklyn Community Services on celebrating 150 years of serving our very own borough.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the organization. It has remained committed to the community and is on the frontline every day, serving people living in underserved neighborhoods.

Standing O salutes its commitment and dedication.

Brooklyn Community Service [285 Schermerhorn St. in Boerum Hill, (718) 310–5600].

Fort Greene

Can you hear me now?

Congratulations to the team of students at Brooklyn Technical High School on winning “Best in State” in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. Their $5,000 prize was for designing ILUSTRIA, an application that pairs students with potential scholarships through game play.

The idea for the app emerged from Karina Melnik’s, ’18, desire to give back to her peers by helping students afford college. Partnering with other students, including Marlon Diaz, ’18; Karina Popovich, ’19; Daniel Rogov, ’19; Illan Weiner, ’17; and Camille Wilson, ’19, their research led them to realize that many students who are in need of financing for college are unaware of many independent, lesser-known scholarships. Further, millions of dollars of unclaimed scholarship money exists to be found, and the Ilustria app they all contributed to helps students do just that.

Standing O, on behalf of college students everywhere, says “Thank you.”

Brooklyn Technical High School [29 Fort Greene Pl. in Fort Greene, (718) 804–6400].

Brooklyn Heights

High marks for success

Congratulations to St. Francis College for ranking high in overall economic mobility.

Assessed by a new report conducted by the Equality of Opportunity Project, out of almost 600 selective private colleges, students from St. Francis were offered the 19th best “chance a poor student has to become a rich adult.” The Equality of Opportunity Project found that a student coming from the bottom fifth of incomes had a 49 percent chance to reach the top fifth of incomes as an adult.

“One of the things we are most proud of at St. Francis College is that for more than 150 years we have been educating people who are the first in their family to attend a college, many of them with economic needs,” said President Timothy J. Houlihan. Adding “Economic mobility is a big part of what college should be about.”

St. Francis College (180 Remsen St. at Court Street in Brooklyn Heights,

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Posted 12:00 am, February 9, 2017
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