This fund is to assist the many programs Community League of the Heights provides to their residents and to help aid our volunteers, staff, and employees.
Where your money is going!
-Cleaning/social distancing supplies
-Bags for food packaging
AFTER SCHOOL/SUMMER PROGRAMS
- The city recently enacted city-wide budget cuts that affected the Summer Youth Employment Program eliminating 200 summer jobs for our students. In addition, cuts to the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development programs resulted in cancelation to all of our after school programs.
-Funds will be allocated to teachers, teachers aids, activity specialist and mentors to help with remote learning instruction
MAINTAINING AFFORDABLE HOUSING
- Continuing to provide 10,000 residents housing in our affordable apartments
SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES
- Providing technical assistance to Washington Heights small businesses to apply for Small Business Administration, local grants and loans to maintain their business
TECHNOLOGY AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
- Developing remote learning for English as a Second Language, Home Health Aide Program and job readiness skills
CLOTH is a multi-service, community development organization dedicated to supporting and empowering the economically disadvantaged residents of Washington Heights. Throughout its 68-year history, CLOTH has been dedicated to finding solutions to the problems of poverty and disinvestment that confront the neighborhood. We work dynamically with over 90,000 community members annually to address problems and needs as they arise, keeping pace with the changing needs and demographics of our residents.
IMPACT OF COVID-19
The lives of our residents have changed dramatically over the last couple of weeks. Our food pantry has gone from serving 500 families a week to 1,000 a week since self-isolation has begun. All of our programs have switched to remote service delivery with the exception of our food pantry and maintenance staff. Our maintenance staff has redoubled their cleaning and sanitation efforts in our buildings to actively minimize the spread of COVID.
This fund will help us continue to help aid those who are the most vulnerable during this time.
Thank you for your generosity.