Gina Steriti (Summer Camp), Xiomara Camilo (Afterschool), Jasmine Cáceres (Afterschool  A&M), and Maritana Garcia (College for Kids).
No matter where you are, May is for Mother’s Day. And as a way to recognize and celebrate some very special women and their families, CUNY in the Heights held a special Día de las Madres event on May 28.

Seny Taveras, Executive Director of CUNY in the Heights, Organized the event along with members of her staff, including Sorangel Saldaña, Executive Assistant/Program Coordinator. Taveras said that the event was a huge success that brought the staff closer with members of the community and informed families about child programs.

“Because we service so many families throught CUNY in the Heights, events like these help us stay better connected with the entire community,” Taveras said.

In what was the second year for this event, four parents who enrolled their children in various CUNY in the Heights children’s programs were honored for their special contributions, and a raffle was held with prizes secured through sponsors and businesses from the local community.
Award Recipients included Gina Steriti (Summer Camp), Xiomara Camilo (Afterschool), Jasmine Cáceres (Afterschool  A&M), and Maritana Garcia (College for Kids).

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.