In December, New Settlement partnered with International nonprofit Global Humanitarian to distribute 500 food packages and toys to families of our community, and school supplies to 600 children in our after school programs. The event was highlighted on Channel 12 News-Bronx: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16B37wFmt8c1UroHxyOKTuKsQueJ-_GSY/view?ts=5ff5f520
Allison Palmer, who has been the founding director of New Settlement’s College Access and Success Initiatives for the past two decades, has been promoted as New Settlement’s first Associate Executive Director! In her new role Allison will work closely with incoming Executive Director Rigaud Noel to manage and develop programs, create systems and policies for efficiency & efficacy, and build infrastructure to deepen our work and ensure high program quality. Congratulations Allison!
This December New Settlement was excited to welcome our new Executive Director, Rigaud Noel, to our community! Rigaud comes to New Settlement with a strong track record in providing children, youth and families opportunities for educational and career advancement to help them succeed in school, work and life. Over the last 20 years, he has served in senior management and executive positions at various non-profits across New York City. Most recently, Rigaud served as Chief Partnership Officer at New York Edge, one of the largest after-school providers in New York State. During his tenure, he was able to secure over $6 million in new funding, establish new partnerships with schools, colleges/ universities and community based organizations, as well as successfully serve as a steering committee member with the board of directors, assisting in the completion of a three year strategic plan. We are excited to work with Rigaud as we look to forge new partnerships, broaden our advocacy efforts, enhance our services and increase our support to families in the Mt. Eden community.
In December, after 25 years of service to New Settlement and the Mount Eden community, Jack Doyle retired from New Settlement. Jack’s kindness and warmth, his incomparable work ethic and his relentless commitment to making Mount Eden a happier, healthier and safer place for children and families remain with all of us—in our community center and program offices, in our affiliated residential communities, and on the streets and sidewalks of Mount Eden. A parting video tribute to Jack can be found here: Jack Doyle – 25 Years at New Settlement Apartments on Vimeo