NEW YORK, October 12, 2021 – Westhab, a Westchester-based affordable housing developer and provider of employment, youth, and homeless services, announced today that it was awarded a $25,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life. The grant will support Westhab’s middle school engagement programs, which provide academic support and enrichment activities—including college exposure, STEM, art activities, sports, field trips, and social and emotional learning—to middle-school-aged youth at Westhab’s Coachman Family Center and Dayspring Community Center.
“We are grateful for New York Life’s investment in our middle school engagement programs, which will provide much-needed enrichment to the middle-school youth at our Coachman Family Center and Dayspring Community Center,” said Rich Nightingale, President and CEO of Westhab. “This kind of programming has the potential to make a major impact on the lives and futures of the young people we serve, and it wouldn’t be possible without New York Life’s generosity.”
“I’m proud to work for a company that encourages its agents and employees to devote their time, energy, and talents to supporting the needs and priorities of their local communities,” said Robert H. Petrocelli, Jr., an agent with New York Life’s Manhattan General Office and First Vice Chair of Westhab’s Board of Directors. “We are pleased that our partnership will have a long-lasting impact on Westhab and the people and communities they serve.”
The Community Impact Grant program awards grants of up to $25,000 to local nonprofit organizations, which are championed by New York Life agents and employees. Since the program’s inception in 2008, approximately 700 grants totaling more than $9 million have been awarded to nonprofits across the country.