Heal. Connect. Build.

“I’ve been thinking a lot about what our community needs and also where Westhab fits in. Three things I know we are in need of are to heal, to connect, and to build — all things our organization knows well.” Click the image above to read more from Rich.

Find Your Poker Zoom

Westhab President and CEO Rich Nightingale reflects on two years of social distancing and encourages everyone to find their own “poker zoom.” Click the image above to check out this special blog straight from Rich’s desk.

Five Lessons from Leading

This is the first installment in our celebratory series: Leading through Change—40 years of Westhab. Click the image above to read the blog by Westhab President and CEO, Rich Nightingale.

Reinvest at Home

It took months of spreading lies to the general public about election fraud, 147 members of Congress to object to the certification of a valid presidential election, and a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol for many of America’s largest companies to reevaluate their political giving, but we are glad they did. Some companies announced […]

Giving Thanks Under the Mask

Thanksgiving has always been my family’s favorite holiday. My parents usually host 20 or more family and friends for an incredible day of feasting, football, and fellowship. This year, our tradition will be broken for the first time in my life. It has been a tough year all around. My parents have only held my […]

Mixed. Peach. Black.

My wife is dancing playfully with our two girls—ages two and four. “Show me that Black girl magic,” she says, and the girls twirl and jump excitedly. This is a normal day in the life of the Nightingale household, even though the skin tone of the kids looks a lot like daddy’s. The importance of […]

Defining Essential in the New COVID-19 Reality

I hope that everyone reading this is well, taking proper precautions, and staying safe. Our world has changed dramatically in the last two weeks, and we’ve learned a lot very quickly. We’ve begun using terms like social distancing and self quarantining. We’ve had to examine what is really essential in our lives. Today, New York […]

In My Backyard

Westchester County is blessed with great schools, transportation, business opportunities, and family amenities. But where is anyone to live? The low and moderate-income workforce that fuels Westchester’s economy—from the busboys clearing tables all the way to the teachers charged with educating our children—often live in counties to our north, New Jersey, Connecticut, and elsewhere and […]

Seeing the Good

The communities and people that Westhab serves often get a lot of negative labels: distressed, at-risk, high-need. The outward signs of poverty can be evident and do represent very real challenges. But that isn’t the whole picture. All communities have strengths and weaknesses. In poor communities, we choose to focus our lenses on the negative. […]