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Testimonials

naquera "[On the Cradle to College to Career pipeline... ] I have been involved with the Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood from the very beginning, when I was 16, I was one of the very first individuals selected for the Student Advisory Board.  Since the start, Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood has only positively impacted my life. I have worked with some of the most amazing children and families ever and I'm not just saying that. I've always loved working with children and families growing up, but since being a part of the GHPN, it only made me want to work with them more."
Hudson City School District graduate NaQuera, will graduate from SUNY Cortland with Bachelor’s Degree in 2017
11845148_1142309245783572_3103861479518684638_o “The Promise Neighborhood is a good thing because they show you how to be a leader and a role model to the little kids.  They help you with your homework and supply you with tutors and food.”
14 year old at GHPN
akram “[On the overall impact on the community…] The Promise Neighborhood is good for our neighborhood.  They help all of the families and helped my own family navigate the systems in the community.  I always see happy kids because of them and they are good for my business, coming in for snacks and candy.”
Akram, neighboring business owner
store-front “[On the importance of being located in an area that is accessible to the children and families that we serve...] Since the Promise Neighborhood has moved here, the neighborhood has been quieter and we’ve noticed that the constant stream of young people during the day has kept the street traffic positive...  We are also eager to point out that including Promise Neighborhood’s headquarters here has helped to integrate formerly alienated individuals into the fabric of Warren Street – a positive influence for all concerned.  We are happy to have them as a neighbor.”
Neighboring business owner
graduate “[On the impact of Families of Promise…] I’ve been with Families of Promise since cycle 2 when I was 7 months pregnant. This class taught me a lot about being a new mom and gives you new insight or things you need to know.  Guest speakers shared information and being around other moms provided us with positive support.”
Families of Promise graduate (Daughter is now 2 years old)
“I am writing this because I was a mom that was incarcerated and Promise Neighborhood of Hudson was and still is a very big part of my and my daughter’s life…  The Promise Neighborhood helped my daughter write letters to me on a weekly basis and made sure she could visit just to see that I was okay.  The ladies at the Promise Neighborhood are very special and will be in my and my daughter’s hearts.  They are like our family now.”
Once an incarcerated mother, parent at GHPN
12YO “I like the Promise Neighborhood because they are very helpful with my homework and school.  They keep me out of trouble and feed me while I’m here.  They let me play games, do fun activities, take me places, and more.”
Twelve year old at GHPN
fatherWitSevenYearOld “[On the Homework Help Program...] The Promise Neighborhood keeps all of the kids, and mine focused on their education and success.  It is great for our community and helps the kids become determined and believe that they can achieve their dreams.”
Father of a seven year old at GHPN