Alumna Kimberley Crabble Shares Her Story
Kimberley Crabbe, alumna and New York City Mission Society donor, gives back to the community that helped shaped her into the person she is today. To Kimberley, New York City Mission Society is not just an organization, it’s a family, and a close knit one at that. In between the hustle and bustle of her fully booked schedule, she takes some time to reflect on her involvement with NYCMS and how the organization has
affected her life.
Today, Kim lives in Washington, D.C. and works with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspections as a Program Analyst. For the past 6years, she’s called the Capital her home; however, Kim spends a lot of time traveling both domestically and abroad for work. She was first introduced to New York City Mission Society nearly 15 years ago when her high school teacher encouraged her to apply for a college scholarship. She was awarded the scholarship and enrolled at Hunter College the next fall.
Kim quickly became a part of the New York City Mission Society culture. Here, she was encouraged to give back to her community and reach her greatest potential. She gravitated towards mentorship as a means of having an impact on others and decided to serve on the girl’s leadership council for the It’s All About Me (IAAM) program. Kim equates her experiences with IAAM to a sisterhood. They shared their unique experiences and addressed relevant issues effecting women. She’s built lasting relationships with not only the participants, but also the other council members and Mission Society staff. According to Kim, participating in New York City Mission Society’s programs instilled leadership, project management, and team building skills – skills that Kim will continue to use for a lifetime.
New York City Mission Society’s Minisink Townhouse Presents “Jazz Up Your Health” Harlem Family Health Fair
New York (September 25, 2013) – New York City Mission Society, a multi-service community based organization that takes a comprehensive approach to helping New York City’s children, youth, and families break the cycle of poverty, is excited to announce its Harlem Family Health Fair. The two day health fair, themed Jazz Up Your Health, is in honor of legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd and Harlem basketball champion Tyrone “Alimoe” Evans, who both lost their lives struggling with diabetes. The fair will kick off with the Alimoe basketball classic tribute on Friday, October 4 from 4:00-8:00PM at the Minisink Townhouse, 646 Malcolm X Boulevard and will continue on Saturday, October 5 from 10:00AM-5:00PM with a tribute jazz concert to legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd starting at 2:00PM.
The Jazz Up Your Health–Harlem Family Health Fair will provide the Harlem community with much needed health resources including glucose, hypertension, HIV, and other medical screenings; fitness and nutrition demonstrations; as well as musical performances by jazz pianist Alex Bugnon, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Jimmy Owens, Dr. Larry Ridley, Antoinette Montegue, Charisa, the Violin Diva, Ebony JoAnn, Omar Conry, and Impact Repertory Theatre.
Since its inception in 2003, New York City Mission Society’s Harlem Family Health Fair, has become a staple event in the Central Harlem community, serving as a way to connect members of the community with the available health related services, programs and providers in the surrounding neighborhoods.