Anna Cuneo: Mentor

Categories: Volunteering
“I plan to be there for her as long as she needs me.” Anna Cuneo decided to become a mentor on JCCA’s Pleasantville Cottage Campus three years ago after being a Lunch Bunch volunteer. For the past year, she has been working with Keyanna, an intelligent, lively 13-year-old girl at Pleasantville Cottage School, JCCA’s residential …

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January is National Mentoring Month

Categories: Volunteering
Mentors can change a child’s life, and mentors on the Pleasantville Cottage Campus do just that. They make meaningful differences in the lives of campus residents and in their own lives. In celebration of National Mentoring Month, we share some examples of what campus mentors mean to the children they work with, in their own words. WHY MENTOR? …

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Giving Hope

Categories: Volunteering
Hope Wolfe and her two children, Devon and Garrett, and her husband, Gavin, have been volunteering at JCCA’s Pleasantville Cottage Campus for more than six years. The Wolfe family increased its involvement when Devon and her brother became junior tutors while in middle school. Devon was really touched by the stark contrast in lives lead …

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Volunteering Helps Youth at JCCA’s Pleasantville Cottage School Feel “Like a Great Person Inside and Out”

Categories: Program Stories, Volunteering
An important part of JCCA’s approach to helping troubled teens is to encourage them to volunteer and help others. The abused and neglected youth on our Pleasantville Campus take part in a youth development program that counsels them and helps them learn important life skills and attitudes to living successfully in the community as adults. …

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Lisa Kolker Brocato, Volunteer

Categories: Program Stories, Volunteering
Five years ago, Lisa Kolker Brocato moved from London to Westchester County with her family. After a very busy career in international business consulting, she was ready to devote time to volunteering. She met JCCA volunteer Stephanie Spiegel who introduced her to the Lunch Bunch program on JCCA’s Pleasantville Campus. Soon, Lisa had recruited about …

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