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‘Made in Staten Island’ Festival Brings Toys to UCP Tots

Devin Cutugno’s ‘MADE IN STATEN ISLAND’ Holiday Shop and Taste Festival at Flagship Brewery benefited UCP of NYC with proceeds and a Toy Drive.

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Ho-Ho-Holiday Celebrations Bring Warm Coats and Hearts to UCP’s Children

Cynthia Gomez and former UCP of NYC staff member, Guido Ortenzio and their entourage of charitable elves gathered to throw the now famous annual holiday party, complete with new coats for UCP of NYC’s Children’s Program.

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Self-Advocates Exercising their Rights and Educating Others

Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council recently honored Michael and Shawn for their advocacy efforts and involvement in educating their local communities.

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Success for UCP of NYC’s 6th Annual Santa Project Party & Auction

The 6th Annual Santa Project Party & Auction held on #GivingTuesday at the Down Town Association was attended by 300 guests, raising nearly $70,000 for UCP of NYC’s Children’s Programs.

 

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14th Annual UCP of NYC Golf Tournament a Success

The 14th Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner at Brae Burn Country Club raised $250,000 for the vital programs provided by UCP of NYC to thousands of New Yorkers with disabilities.

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Families, Change is on the Horizon. Advocate Now!

CEO, Edward Matthews recently addressed families at forums held by UCP of NYC to discuss the current landscape for support services and what the future will hold.

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THANKS for GIVING

It's the season for giving thanks, so we want to take a moment to thank you for supporting UCP of NYC. As we officially join the #GivingTuesday movement, we hope you will contribute to the life-changing services that UCP of NYC provides. Your generosity makes a difference.

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Expansion in the Bronx

On June 1st UCP of NYC commenced official expansion of our adult day programs and residences in the Bronx.

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UCP of NYC & Training Collaborative Win National Award

Winner of the 2015 Moving Mountains Award, The Training Collaborative provides comprehensive leadership training to managers, improving quality of life outcomes for individuals supported by participating organizations.

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UCP of NYC Takes Part in Inaugural Disability Pride Parade

On July 12th, UCP of NYC joined thousands of New Yorkers for the Inaugural NYC Disability Pride Parade.

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UCP of NYC Partners with CP of NYS on Art Exhibition

UCP of NYC, Queens Centers for Progress, and Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State-Metro Services collaborated to produce a display of art work by people with disabilities at Flushing Town Hall.

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Team UCP Races for Hope and Possibility

TEAM UCP participates in the 2015 Achilles Hope & Possibility Race in Central Park to raise funds for United Cerebral Palsy of New York City.

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UCP GraduateCongratulations 2015 UCP of NYC Graduates!

Each June we gather, rain or shine, to celebrate the accomplishments of our Pre-School and School Age Graduates. UCP of NYC is proud to usher each and every one of them toward a bright future.

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UCP of NYC Cuts the Ribbon on New Facility in Manhattan

This June, UCP of NYC CEO, Edward R. Matthews, welcomed guests to the official Ribbon Cutting of UCP of NYC’s new Manhattan Adult Day Program facility in Manhattan.

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UCP’s Got Talent

For the past four years UCP of NYC has offered a moment of spotlight to singers, dancers, comedians, and poets at UCP’s Got Talent – and this year didn’t disappoint.

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Edward R. Matthews Speaks at National UCP Conference

This May UCP National hosted their 2015 Annual Conference, “Reflecting Our Mission, Focusing Our Vision,” at which UCP of NYC CEO Edward R. Matthews was a guest speaker for the opening session, “Reflecting our History, Focusing our Future.”

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The 14th Annual Women Who Care Awards a Success

The sold out 14th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefiting UCP of NYC on Thursday, May 7th at Cipriani 42nd Street raised over half a million dollars in support of UCP of NYC’s programs.

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UCP of NYC Artists Tickle the Ivory with Paintbrushes

UCP of NYC Artists partner with Sing for Hope to bring music and art to the community through the Sing for Hope Pianos public art installation.

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UCP’s Artful Travelers

UCP of NYC’s artists have been busy sharing their talents on the road. Our arts program affirms the power of creativity, the passion of individual artistic sensibilities, and offers viewers a unique view of our world.

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Heisman Trophy Trust Funds Recreation Center

UCP of NYC recently celebrated the dedication of the Heisman Trust Center at the UCP of NYC Belsky Residence in Brooklyn. William Dockery and Sanford Wurmfeld, from the Heisman Trophy Trust were there to cut the ribbon on the new state-of-the-art activity and recreation center.

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A Granted Wish to Inspire Others

Former UCP of NYC participant Atiba Clarke returns to Lawrence Avenue to offer encouragement at a book signing of Unexpected Words from a Gifted Angel, his memoir on personal growth, inspired by his wish to meet recording artist Beyoncé

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UCP of NYC Celebrates the Season

Local organizations, a host of partygoers, and a special visitor from the North Pole make the season brighter for UCP of NYC’s Education programs. 

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Mike Woods and Javier Gomez Discuss Santa Project Party on Good Day NY

Fox 5 Meteorologist Mike Woods and Artist Javier Gomez appeared on Good Day NY to discuss being named among People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive and to promote UCP of NYC’s 5th Annual Santa Project Party.

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Team UCP Races in the TCS New York City Marathon

Five intrepid members of Team UCP participated in this year’s TCS New York City marathon.

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UCP of NYC Hosts Family Connect Conference

On November 20th, UCP of NYC staff and other industry leaders provided families and professionals with information and resources for children with developmental disabilities at our biggest Family Connect Conference to date.

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UCP of NYC Receives NYS PROMISE Grant

UCP of NYC is named a grantee as part of the US Department of Education PROMISE Project for a 5-year work training effort. 

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13th Annual Golf Tournament Raises Funds for UCP of NYC

UCP of NYC’s 13th Annual Golf Tournament was a rousing success, offering a great day on the links for golfers and earning funds for the important programs of UCP of NYC.

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Open For Business

UCP of NYC and other trusted agencies band together and create Cleaning with Meaning, a cleaning business that provides jobs for individuals with disabilities.

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Participant Louis Russo Wins Achievement Award

Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State recognizes longtime UCP of NYC participant Louis Russo with the esteemed Al Femet Achievement Award.

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Twenty-Five Years Later, A Loving Couple Renew Their Vows at UCP of NYC

On their twenty-fifth anniversary, longtime UCP of NYC residents Ernest Walker and Essie Sumptur-Walker renew their vows.

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And the Winner Is . . .

Program participant Paul Tudisco receives the 2014 Corbett Ryan Pathways Pioneer Award from the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.

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Fun and Games, Designed to Break Barriers

UCP of NYC athletes compete in track and field games at the 2014 Burke Wheelchair Games and challenge stereotypes.

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The 3rd Annual UCP of NYC Family Fun Day

Family, friends, and community come together for a day of fun at UCP of NYC.

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Three Cheers for Direct Service and Facilities services Professionals!

UCP of NYC takes time out to celebrate the outstanding dedication and compassion of Direct Service and Facilities Services Professionals.

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13th Annual Golf Tournament Tees off on September 29th

The 13th Annual UCP of NYC Golf Tournament and Dinner will be held at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, New York, on Monday, September 29, 2014.

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Taking Quality Healthcare Practices On the Road

UCP of NYC travels to Reinventing Quality 2014 conference in Maryland to educate healthcare professionals about the most modern and effective health care services and HealthLink for Nurses

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UCP of NYC Artists Seek Inspiration in Nature

UCP of NYC program participants visit Manhattan’s Swindler Cove at Sherman Creek Park for artistic inspiration.

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UCP of NYC Rows the Boat, Gently Down the . . . Lake

A crew from UCP of NYC ventures to Queens to go for a row on Meadow Lake.

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Health and Fitness Reaches New Heights at UCP of NYC

UCP of NYC program participants fly in specially adapted glider planes as part of a Soaring Plane clinic in Pennsylvania.

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Surf’s UP at UCP of NYC

An intrepid team from UCP of NYC hits Rockaway Beach to go surfing on Sunday, July 27th.

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New York State Department of Health Awards UCP of NYC a $556,778 INNOVATION Grant!

Medicaid recipients to receive needed home modifications to remain independent.
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Team UCP Races for Hope And Possibility Race

Team UCP participates in the 2014 Achilles Hope & Possibility Race in Central Park to raise funds for United Cerebral Palsy of New York City.
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A Winning Whippet for UCP of NYC

This year, UCP of NYC developed a pet therapy project in Brooklyn called ARF. With the help of the Good Dog Foundation and an extraordinary volunteer handler, Patrice Barnett, ARF participants enjoy weekly visits with Twee, UCP of NYC’s beloved whippet.

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Congratulations 2014 Graduates!

Each June we gather, rain or shine, to celebrate the accomplishments of our Pre-School and School Age Graduates. UCP of NYC is proud to usher each and every one of them toward a bright future.

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No Mountain High Enough

For the second consecutive year, UCP of NYC’s rock climbing team has set their fears aside to embrace new challenges and reach for their goals. 

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13th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon A Success

The 13th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefitting UCP of NYC was held Wednesday, May 7th at Cipriani 42nd Street. The sold-out event welcomed over 500 guests and raised nearly $550,000 for programs and services offered by UCP of NYC.

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Group Art Show at the YWCA Greenwich

Works by UCP Art Teacher Eve Le Ber and her students were on display in a combined art show, "My Artist with Me," at the YWCA Greenwich in April.

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Firehouse Closing ProtestLast Chance to Join Team UCP!

Summer is here and it’s time to register and join Team UCP for the Achilles Hope & Possibility Race on Sunday, June 29th!

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UCP’s Got Talent!

For the past three years UCP of NYC has offered a moment of spotlight to singers, dancers, comedians, and poets at UCP’s Got Talent – and this year didn’t disappoint.

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Women Who Care Honoree: Hannah Jacobs

Hannah Jacobs is a cultural game changer, an advocate with a mission, and a woman who truly cares. UCP of NYC is proud to be honoring Hannah Jacobs with the Karen Hansen Caregiver Award at our 13th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon on May 7, 2014.

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