SRC’s Doug Clark, Tracey Brooks, and Adriel Colon-Casiano attended the October SOMOS Conference, which focused on the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico. Participants engaged in service-related activities and dialogues that helped to shape priorities for public policy, civic participation and community engagement. Key issues discussed included energy and resiliency, business development, health, and education. The Conference featured speakers such as Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Attorney General Tish James, State Comptroller Tom Dinapoli, and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, among many other state officials.
SOMOS, Inc., is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization that collaborates with the New York State Assembly & Senate Puerto Rican & Hispanic Task Force to unite the Latino community, raise awareness, advocate and elevate social consciousness on public policy. SOMOS, Inc. also ensures the upward mobility of Latino youth through educational empowerment, mentoring programs and scholarships. SOMOS is a leading force in bringing together Latino communities to make positive and transformative impacts resulting in an improvement in the socioeconomic and civic status of all Latinos across New York State and beyond. If you would like to learn more about all the wonderful work SOMOS, Inc. does, you can go to https://somosnewyork.org/