Congratulations to YPIE Volunteer Ed Condon for being recognized with Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano's Community Service Award.
During the sixth annual nationwide Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, Mayor Spano honored six local volunteers, specifically those who donate their time to a variety of charitable organizations in Yonkers, sponsored by Volunteer New York!. All of the awarded honorees contribute to Yonkers non-profit organizations, assisting those in the local community.
“Despite COVID-19’s devastating impact, in Yonkers alone, we had 150 Senior Corps volunteers who contributed nearly 6,700 hours,” said Mayor Mike Spano. “Our volunteers play a vital role in our community and ensure Yonkers continues to remain a vibrant place to live work and play. As the Mayor of the City of Yonkers, I truly appreciate everyone and recognize the contributions that are made every day.”
We are honored that Ed Condon was recognized along with volunteers from many of our partner organizations.
Ed has volunteered with Yonkers Partners in Education for 4 years. He serves as a Graduation Coach to three young men at Roosevelt High School by providing mentoring and academic guidance. During the pandemic, Ed assisted his senior students virtually with their college applications, essay writing process and provided check-ins through text. Ed also serves on the YPIE Volunteer Advisory Board, which aims at assisting and engaging YPIE volunteers, recruit new volunteers, and enhance the overall volunteer experience.
Yonkers Partners in Education Program Director Stacy Winitt stated, “Ed ensures that his students know they can rely on him as a resource for summer opportunities, a sounding board for academic goal setting, and a caring adult who has their best interests at heart. His steady, caring presence makes a world of difference for our students.
Mayor Spano recognized the following volunteers for their years of service in Yonkers:
Ed Condon, Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE)
Sonia Elliott, Family Service Society of Yonkers (FSSY)
Laura Whitney, Westcop
Dot Berman, RideConnect of Family Services of Westchester
Lew Koflowitz, Volunteer New York!/RSVP of Westchester
Elizabeth Rodriguez, Hudson River Museum
Congratulations to all the award recipients for the meaningful difference they make in our community.