I've known Yvonne Stennett for almost 20 years and she is one of my heroes. One of the quiet but fierce, humble but effective, inspirational people who make New York and America great and give me hope for our society. She, and her mentor Lucille Bulger, built Community League of the Heights from a small grassroots neighborhood advocacy organization into a housing development and community revitalization powerhouse. CLOTH is, without exaggeration, a model of how to solve some of our deepest urban problems and proof that determined, passionate people working together really can mend the world.
CLOTH is celebrating 60 years of service to the NY community this year. To honor and support their work and help them expand their base of support I've offered to match any contribution to their 60th Anniversary campaign up $5000 total.
This is a great organization led by a real hero. Thanks for joining me in supporting them.