August is filled with
FUN Summer Activities!
It’s been a
busy August filled with fun events and recreational activities throughout all of
the UCP of NYC sites. Here’s a brief recap throughout our boroughs.
Gearing up for Family Fun Day!
The 5th Annual Family Fun Day is set for September 17th
and the committee is moving full speed to ensure a great event.
NY1 Features UCP of NYC
in Staten Islander of the Week Segment
UCP was highlighted on "Staten Islander of the Week," highlighting Toyana Jackson, a volunteer who helped to organize our bowling program.
UCP Rolls out Medisked Connect Software
A few UCP of NYC programs recently rolled out Medisked Connect, a cloud based software program that consolidates all of the
information that UCP programs use on a day to day basis.
It’s time to get on the train
Medicaid overhaul is coming to providers of IDD services. CEO Ed Matthews lended his voice to New York Nonprofit Media in a perspectives piece.
First-Ever Digital Annual Report 2015 is Out!
2015 marked a banner year in UCP of
NYC’s history as the new 2015 digital Annual Report showcases in colorful detail.
Annual Golf Tournament to Honor
Michael Berger, Senior Managing Director of Colliers International
The 15th Annual UCP of NYC Golf Tournament will honor one of
our generous supporters, Michael Berger, Senior Managing Director of Colliers
International, with the Corporate
Champion Award at the upcoming fundraising outing on September 19th.
Adaptive Surfing Crew
Takes on the Waves
From surfing to rock climbing, nothing is off limits to UCP program
participants. As part of the recreation program, individuals took part in the
Life Rolls on Surfing Event on July 23rd.
Self-Advocates and Supporters Lead
the Pack at NYC Disability Pride Parade
For the second year, UCP of NYC self-advocates, family members, staff
and other supporters joined alongside thousands as part of the NYC Disability
Ready for Kindergarten!
UCP of NYC Celebrates 2016 Pre-School Graduates at Ceremonies across NYC
of families, teachers and staff gathered to witness our Class of 2016
pre-school students graduate the last few weeks at UCP’s sites spanning across the
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island.
UCP’s Maria Claudia
Florez Earns “Stars Under 40” Recognition
of NYC’s very own, Maria Claudia Florez, stepped into the spotlight to be
honored at the Schneps Communications and Star Network “Stars Under 40” Awards
and Networking Event.
TEAM UCP Races for Hope in Central Park
For the 6th consecutive year, United Cerebral Palsy of New York City
participated in the Achilles Hope and Possibility Race with over 200 participants.
Self-Advocates Receive Recognition from State Group
Paul Panzarella writes about the Harlem
day program receiving the Self Advocacy Association of New York (SANYS) logo contest award for their artwork, “Community Movable Mosaic.”
CEO Ed Matthews Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
The Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics, Inc. (IAHD) honored UCP of NYC CEO, Edward R. Matthews, at their Annual Awards Dinner with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
15th Year a Memorable One for Women Who Care Luncheon
The 15th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City UCP of NYC was held Monday, May 9th at Cipriani 42nd Street. The event celebrated the extraordinary accomplishments of women as professionals, caregivers and philanthropists.
LAST CALL, LAST CALL! Join Team UCP
Team UCP is shaping up well and we’re so excited to be a part of the Achilles Hope & Possibility Race in Central Park on June 26th. Register by June 5th and join us for this amazing morning,celebrating and inspiring athletes of ALL abilities.
Annual UCP’s Got Talent brings Fierce Competition
UCP’s Got Talent is one of our most anticipated events, drawing talent from all five boroughs. Singers, dancers, actors and more fought for their shot at bragging rights.
Fox 5 Covers the Work of UCP of NYC
Linda Laul, Chief Operating Officer of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, and Crystal Rivera discuss the ongoing programs and services of UCP of NYC with Good Day Street Talk host Antwan Lewis in a special in-depth segment for National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month.
Advocacy at the Brooklyn DD Brunch and Manhattan Rally
Recently, the city has been alive with advocacy efforts, including
the Brooklyn Legislative Brunch and a 1,000 person rally outside the Governor’s
office to increase DSP wages.
UCP of NYC Hosts Family Connect Summit
The UCP of NYC Family Connect
Summit: Addressing Today and Preparing for the Future attracted nearly 450
attendees, and featured a keynote panel with CEO, Edward R. Matthews and
Partners Health Plan, among many other important presentations.