“I check in daily with CYD to stay focused. They’ve helped me apply for unemployment and plan best ways to work as soon as it’s possible. Setting deadlines and managing my time has been challenging. But I’m motivated! I still plan to graduate next year and study computer engineering and climate science.”
“I’m only 6 credits away from graduating and attending BMCC. But distance learning has been tough. I’m going to give myself more time to complete and give it my best. It’s a stressful decision but my CYD counselor has helped me breathe through it. I’m still going to graduate and get to college. It’ll just be a little later than I planned.”
“My dad lost his job and I took a couple weeks off from food delivery because I was nervous. I’m back at my job because we need the money, but I wear a mask and am careful. I talk to my CYD advisor a lot. I’m studying my hardest so I still graduate in 2021. Then college for business or criminal justice.”
What We’re Cooking
Like you, we’ve all had a bit more time to spend on cooking and baking. Our staff shares some of their shutdown favorites. Enjoy!
Cold Sesame Peanut Noodles
Shared by Fatimah Shalash, Site Director HPHS
Puerto Rican Pernil (Roast Pork Shoulder)
Shared by Ashley Falzone, Employment Coordinator
Marsala Mushroom Pasta Bake
Shared by Briana Carp, Director of Legal Information
Crispy Chocolate Cake
Shared by Hattie Hill, Director of Post-Secondary Services MCNDHS
Almond Amaretto Bundt Cake
Shared by Forrest Buckman, Director of Data Development
Shared by Tomiko Abreu, Post-Secondary Coordinator, City-As-School
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