Providence, RI – October 9, 2017 – On October 25 from
6-9:30pm, Genesis Center will host an ‘80s-themed gala event at Roger Williams
Park Casino to celebrate 35 years of serving the community through adult
education, workforce development, and childcare. The Center will present Community Champions
awards to local community members Sylvia Moubayed, Linda Katz, and Susan
Whipple for their support of local education and job training endeavors.
Sylvia Moubayed, the late owner of CAV Restaurant, will be
honored as an outstanding employer partner for the Center’s culinary program.
Sylvia, who passed away in September, was a strong supporter of Genesis Center
from their inception, when she helped cofounder Sister Angela Daniels write
grants and rally support for the new non-profit agency. CAV went on to host
Genesis Center’s culinary training interns and employ program graduates.
Sylvia’s family will be accepting the award on her behalf.
Linda Katz, J.D., will be honored for her decades-long
commitment to helping the local community. Katz is the Policy Director and
co-founder of The Economic Progress Institute (formerly The Poverty Institute),
a non-profit policy and research organization that advocates for policies that
promote economic security for low and moderate income Rhode Islanders and for
fair tax and budget policies. Linda is responsible for analyzing and advocating
on a range of public policy issues including workforce development, health
care, welfare, child care and child support.
Susan Whipple and Jim Naylor of Cedar Crest Nursing Centre
will be recognized as outstanding employer partners for Genesis Center’s
healthcare training programs. Cedar Crest has provided curriculum support,
internships, and employment for many Genesis Center graduates. Genesis Center
is pleased to present the award to Cedar Crest as a model training partner and
champion for workforce development.
Genesis Center, founded in 1982 in Providence’s West End, is
a multi-service organization offering high-quality adult education, job
training, and childcare services for low-income community members, immigrants,
and refugees who want to make a better life for themselves and their families.
Today, it serves more than 800 adults and children every year from over 35
countries. The mission of Genesis is “to provide the highest quality education,
job training and support services to people of diverse cultures so that they
may achieve economic independence and participate fully in society."
For tickets or more information about the 35th Anniversary
Event to be held on October 25, 2017, please contact Tania Lobo at 401-781-6110
or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit www.gencenter.org/events. Tickets
are $75 each and all proceeds will go to support the Genesis Center mission.