Yes She Can job skills program expands in downtown White Plains
On Tuesday, September 20th, the Yes She Can Board of Directors hosted a celebration of our job skills program and resale store expansion in downtown, White Plains, NY.
Westchester County Executive George Latimer cut the ceremonial ribbon with Yes She Can founder Marjorie Madfis and board members Patricia Salner, Amy Gravino, and Debra Solomon, and Executive Director, Robin Davies-Small. Board members Sheri Gordon and Jessica Markowitz were there in spirit.
“We need to create the climate in our community where we recognize that we have an obligation to our brothers and sisters who have disadvantages. People with disabilities start out on a steep incline. You have to level the ground. Programs like Yes She Can help to do that,” said Latimer.
New York State Senator Shelley Mayer said “I have found that good ideas come from the bottom up. It is the job of government to take effective programs and support them and replicate them. Yes She Can is making a change in the lives of young women and addressing their specific challenges. This should be replicated.”
Yes She Can trainee Mo said, “We all come to the program with different strengths. I’m using my skills in social media and they make a difference for Girl AGain. I’m now practicing being comfortable in being heard and in becoming confident.”
Executive Director Robin Davies-Small shared how Yes She Can started in the living room and as more young women joined, more space was needed. “Now at 10 Church Street not only can we serve more women with autism and learning disabilities in our job skills program, but we can also partner with other organizations that need this wonderful space for their programs.”
We welcome you to visit us at our new space: 10 Church Street, White Plains, NY 10601. Call to let us know you’ll be coming: 914-358-1460 or schedule a visit with Robin@yesshecaninc.org