Participants in the 100 Lawyers Strong organization

Hostos students and alumni were treated to professional attire thanks to the 100 Lawyers Strong organization and the work of the Hostos Career Services Office and Green Tree Textiles.

Organized by Hostos Employment Coordinator Idelsa Méndez, the event, “100 Lawyers Strong - Suited for Success,” was held on April 15 at the Hotel Indigo Rooftop Bar in Manhattan.

The donations were brought to the Career Services Office Suited for Success Resource Room, where students and recent graduates in need of professional clothing for interviews, job fairs and other events come for support and to look their best.

Green Tree Textiles, who has donated business attire to past and present Hostos students and alumni through Career Services, also contributed clothing to this effort.

“On behalf of student jobseekers at Hostos Community College, I want to express my appreciation to 100 Lawyers Strong for putting this amazing event together. I would also like to thank Green Tree Textiles for its continued support to the Career Services Office,” Méndez said. “Contributions like yours make a difference in our students’ lives and assist them with becoming more marketable in today’s competitive workplace. Your generosity is sincerely appreciated.”

“100 Lawyers Strong would like to thank everyone who made this such a great success,” said Jack Vilella, Esq., the organization’s founding member. “The charities reported that 100 pounds of clothing were diverted from landfills and a dozen suits were donated to the students of Hostos Community College to help them in their future endeavors, and we could not be more thrilled.”

The event also included some other great services for both men and women, including free suit fittings and discounts on custom clothing courtesy of Alabaster & Chess and mini-makeovers and special products from Trish McEvoy Cosmetics.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique "Student Success Coaching Unit" provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.
Recently named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.