• Changemaker Spotlight: Laurie Lichtenstein

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Meet MCC, Service | on August 21, 2019

    Laurie Lichtenstein has been volunteering at MCC in the teen center this summer, helping students begin their college applications and working on a new mentor curriculum. With limited staff, Laurie provided integral support to our teens by giving them one and one attention and offering her skills and expertise in education and college counseling to […]

  • Advocacy Institute Training at Columbia Law School

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Meet MCC, Service | on August 1, 2019

    Advocacy Institute Training at Columbia Law School Deb Scher, Director of Strategic Service & Civic Engagement at Manny Cantor Center  I had the great opportunity, thanks to our wonderful partners United Neighborhood Houses, to attend a three-day training from the Advocacy Insititute. This was basically a crash course in New York City and New York […]

  • Ruffa Elaine Espejon volunteers with MCC’s Senior Advocacy Leadership Team, working with senior activists on a variety advocacy projects that empower older adults on the Lower East Side to use their voice to make change. Read about her experience in her own words: “I started after I heard about my aunt’s experience volunteering with the […]

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Ciara

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Meet MCC, Service | on February 14, 2019

    Meet Ciara! She is a data and evaluation volunteer for the Research & Evaluation team, and has been volunteering for five months, and will be with us until May doing a practicum. She is originally from Brooklyn and is in an applied developmental psychology doctoral program at Fordham. She helps analyze data about our early […]

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Ting Ting

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Meet MCC, Service | on January 17, 2019

    Meet Ting Ting! She has been volunteering at MCC for three months in the 3-year-old Head Start Classroom, and has really enjoyed it so far. She is passionate about being a great role model for her own two young children, and all of the children in our schools. She chose to volunteer at MCC to […]

  • Volunteer Spotlight: George & Marta

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Meet MCC, Service | on December 13, 2018

    Meet Marta and George, They both volunteer in the Teen Center as support volunteers, both started in September of this past year and although they have never met, they both are committed to the teen center and enjoy the work they do here at MCC. As support volunteers, George and Marta sign in the teens […]

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Ilana Novick

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Meet MCC, Service | on October 11, 2018

    Meet Ilana. She is a member and volunteer at MCC and has lived in the neighborhood for many years. She’s been volunteering with us since 2015, filling a number of different roles at MCC. Beginning with marketing for events around the community, doing community outreach and communication, and then following the 2016 election, she began […]

  • MCC Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Service | on April 28, 2017

    Since More Hands More Hearts’ inception in 2015, we have had over 900 volunteers perform over 33,000 hours of service, translating to over 910,000 of donated time. Volunteers help our programs run and enable our community to grow and prosper. They give of themselves every day, donating time and support and sharing their expertise with […]

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