June 2010 Blog Posts (5)

June Wrap-up and One Year of Middle Main!

Things are getting really busy here at Hudson River Housing with the completion of Middle Main’s Anniversary Picnic that took place last Saturday and with Open House Poughkeepsie coming up next month! There are plans to arrange, details of quickly-approaching events to confirm, and flyers to distribute. I just began interning at Hudson River Housing…

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Added by Nichole Whitney on June 28, 2010 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Empire Zone program reaches its end

We had heard that the Empire Zone program would be reaching its end on June 30th, and that seems to be the case. I can't claim to be an expert in business development, but the focus of the proposed Excelsior Jobs Program (which will replace the Empire Zone program) on large companies and biotech/energy industries certainly won't help our small Main Street businesses. Read about it in the Poughkeepsie Journal: …



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Added by Elizabeth Celaya on June 18, 2010 at 11:04am — No Comments

Good News About Youth Programs!

Following in the discussion of youth programs that we had at our May meeting, here is some good news!



"Federal Grant Money to Aid 10 Local Youth Programs"

by Michael Valkys; Poughkeepsie Journal



Young people in the City of Poughkeepsie should benefit from $380,000 in federal funds earmarked for programs that provide mentoring, job training and counseling. Ten local nonprofit organizations will split the money. The funding was

announced during a press…
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Added by Allie Bernhard on June 17, 2010 at 7:54pm — No Comments

CPC Hudson Valley Main Street Summit

Last Friday, I got the chance to attend The Community Preservation Corporation’s (CPC) Hudson Valley Main Street Summit in Poughkeepsie. The conference, also sponsored in part by Hudson River Housing, included speakers from around the area and centered on all sorts of topics related to community development. It was really interesting and had quite a large turn out. The delicious refreshments…

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Added by Nichole Whitney on June 14, 2010 at 3:33pm — 4 Comments

Schools Empowering Young People to End Gun Violence with the Support of the City of P'ok

Here is an article from the Poughkeepsie Journal about a march that students, school district staff, elected officials, and the local Guardian Angel chapter took part in. It is a part of an initiative aimed at stopping gun violence. Actions like these are important to empower young people, and to show them and others in the city the change that they can have when acting collectively. I was pleasantly surprised to see that actions are being taken and not just talked… Continue

Added by Allie Bernhard on June 2, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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