Congresswoman Malliotakis Announces $494,000 Federal Funding For Goodhue Community Center

The Goodhue Center has served children, youth, and families on Staten Island since 1912. One of the largest greenspaces on Staten Island’s North Shore, Goodhue offers woodlands, ball fields, a gymnasium, and a computer room. Thousands have learned to swim in the center’s outdoor pool. Kids come from miles away to attend the Goodhue Summer Camp, where they have cookouts in the woods, tend to a garden, and keep their minds engaged and bodies healthy.
Children’s Aid, who runs the community center believes that “Poverty cannot be overcome with one service or program at a single point in time. That’s why we commit to supporting children, youth, and families every step of the way. For more than 160 years, with your support, Children’s Aid has been able to help families change their lives by adapting to the ever evolving nature of poverty and constantly seeking improvement. We are on a mission to connect young people and their families with the tools they need to learn, grow, and become leaders of their own lives.”
(STATEN ISLAND, NY) – Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) joined students and staff from the Goodhue Community Center on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 2:30 PM, to announce the $494,000 she secured for the center in this year’s federal budget.
Congresswoman Malliotakis and Senator Shumer At Goodhue Community Center Funding Announcement. Image Credit - Children's Aid

Congresswoman Malliotakis and Senator Shumer At Goodhue Community Center Funding Announcement. Image Credit – Children’s Aid

WHO: Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis
Don Shacknai, Chief Operating Officer of Children’s Aid
Ilene Pappert, Director of The Goodhue Center
Goodhue Youth
WHAT: Congresswoman Malliotakis will join students and staff from the Goodhue Community Center to announce funds she secured as part of this year’s federal budget. Goodhue Community Center will use the funds to make critical renovations to its facilities, including repairing the gym floor, upgrading security and lighting systems, and reinforcing retaining walls and fencing.
WHEN: Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 2:30 PM
WHERE: Goodhue Community Center
304 Prospect Ave
Staten Island, NY 10301
Banner Image: Congresswoman Malliotakis and children from the Goodhue Community Center Funding Announcement. Image Credit – Children’s Aid 

Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis

Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis was sworn in on January 3, 2021 to represent Staten Island and Southern Brooklyn. Prior to serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 2, 2010, defeating a two-term incumbent. In the Assembly, she served as Minority Whip and the ranking minority member of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees. For five terms, Congresswoman Malliotakis fought to restore ethics in Albany, expand transit service in her district, improve programs for senior citizens, reform education and improve New York’s economic climate by reducing the tax burden on small businesses and residents. A cornerstone of her tenure was helping her community recover and rebuild following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. In addition to advocating for these same issues in Washington, Congresswoman Malliotakis is acutely focused on securing New York’s fair share of federal mass transit funding, which would go towards expanding transportation services and easing traffic congestion, while also championing public safety by supporting our nation’s law enforcement officers. Congresswoman Malliotakis is the daughter of immigrants, her father from Greece and her mother a Cuban exile of the Castro dictatorship. She is currently the only Republican member representing New York City in Congress, representing a district spanning the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island. She is a passionate advocate for animal rights and the strengthening of animal cruelty laws, and in her spare time, enjoys spending time with her chihuahua, Peanut.

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