Notes from NMIC | September 2019

Hi there,

It has been a busy September. We have lots of news to share with you, including:

  • NMIC’s Back-to-School Drive was a success, thanks to you
  • We’re celebrating our 40th anniversary
  • The crew from the “In the Heights” movie stops by to give NMIC a special gift
  • Meet “Curls in the City” and learn how we’re partnering to help victims of domestic violence

Our Back-to-School drive was a success because of you

Thanks to your generosity, NMIC was able to collect nearly 4,000 school supply items and distribute them to 40 families affected by domestic violence. The items included backpacks, pencils, notebooks, crayons and more! You have helped give these children everything they needed to begin the school year prepared.

You can learn more about the ways our Domestic Violence Project supports victims and survivors of intimate partner violence by clicking the image above.

You’re invited to NMIC’s 40th anniversary celebration

For 40 years, NMIC has been changing lives and building better futures for our community members. Today, we’re inviting you to celebrate with us at our 40th Anniversary Benefit dinner, on October 3rd at 320 Park Avenue starting at 6:30PM. Join us in celebrating our honorees, clients, board, staff, and you—our supporters. Cocktails and dinner will be followed by an exciting award ceremony you’re not going to want to miss.

You can support our event by purchasing a ticket, becoming a sponsor, or making a donation.

Get ready to enjoy an unforgettable night.

In the Heights pays NMIC a special visit

Last month, the crew from the In the Heights movie visited NMIC during a career panel facilitated by NY Cares for the students in our Education & Career Services department. The panelists inspired our students to look outside traditional career opportunities and exposed them to new and exciting paths they might not otherwise have had access to. It was an engaging morning for both our students and panelists. The In the Heights crew also personally built NMIC a brand-new podium that our students will use when making their own speeches during graduation ceremonies.

Support our students on their paths to self-sufficient futures.

Curls in the City Presents: Love Shouldn’t Hurt

Nelly Rodriguez and Jess Perez-Algarin, the dynamic duo of Bronx natives behind NellyXJessProductions and Curls in the City, invite you to join them and us on Saturday, October 26th for Curls in the City: Love Shouldn’t Hurt. This fun event will celebrate the natural hair movement while helping raise essential funds for NMIC’s Domestic Violence Project. A portion of proceeds will be donated to support the counseling, case management, and legal services we provide to victims and survivors of intimate partner violence.

To stay on top of updates around this event follow them on Instagram at  @_curlsinthecity_

In Solidarity,

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