Friends at our Christmas Party

CANY Newsletter | Winter 2022 |

INSIDE THIS ISSUE Donate at-home self-test kits to keep our participants safe! Staying safe and getting boosted. City Access New York is #ReadytoWork. Upcoming Fundraisers: Double Good / CANY Popcorn Fundraiser will be held virtually from Jan. 28th – Feb. 1st! Visit the Marsh Avenue Panera Bread on Staten Island on February 23rd from 4-8pm […]

Happy Passover!

Participant Passover Presentation

Learn about Passover with one of the participants from our Brooklyn Day Habilitation Without Walls! Michael put together this great presentation for the peers in his group as they have been all sharing their heritage with each other to grow closer as we continue to attend program remotely.  Click on the image below to view […]

participant volunteering

Karla Saenz Seeing Beyond Visual Impairment

Women On The Move | Karla Saenz Karla Saenz, our March Woman On The Move, is the first of several young adults who are featured in a soon-to-be-released book. The author of “See Us,” Jon Marin, was recently interviewed by my fellow blogger and friend Kim Owens of Navigating Blindness. You can check out the interview here: See […]

Holiday drawings of Santa by participants

CANY Newsletter | Winter 2021 |

INSIDE THIS ISSUE Partnership with Snug Harbor Volunteering with Meals on Wheels Thank You to Lynda Kachmar Holiday Card Contest and Talent Show Career Discovery Project Featured in SI Advance A Note of Gratitude from CANY ***    READ THE NEWSLETTER  ***

‘Why let it stop me?’: Students with visual impairments get job opportunities on path to dream careers

Odd jobs. Busywork. Answering phones. For a long time, those were the only options for visually impaired high schoolers and college students seeking work experience in an internship. But that’s now changing, thanks to a citywide nonprofit that connects the students with professional opportunities in the five boroughs and Westchester County. Tottenville High School’s Ava […]

Attendee in a golf cart.

Great Day at City Access New York’s Golf Outing 

It was a beautiful picture perfect day at City Access New York’s golf outing at Silver Lake Golf Course and The Veranda Restaurant. Despite the virus, we were able to follow strict guidelines to keep everyone attending safe and enjoy a fun filled day with friends, food and golf. We would like to thank our generous sponsors, […]

Clear Face Mask

Deaf Awareness Week: September 20th-26th, 2020

Deaf Awareness Week is a national week of celebrating deafness.  It is observed annually throughout the last full week of September.  The week focuses on promoting the positive aspects of deafness, encouraging social inclusion, and raising awareness of the organizations that support those who are deaf. 

Participant puts on gloves

CANY Newsletter | July 2020 |

We invite you to read our July 2020 Newsletter to learn about the work we are doing and we look forward to providing our programs and services once again.  INSIDE THIS ISSUE What We’ve Been Up To A message from our Executive Director What’s On The Horizon  ***    READ THE NEWSLETTER  ***

Jay Anderson, Industrial Business Manager

CANY Is Grateful To The Community

We would like to thank Councilwoman Debi Rose for donating masks and hand sanitizers to the CANY Cares Campaign. Delivering the PPE is David Hernandez, the Director of Constituent Services (see photo: bottom left). We are also thankful to the Staten Island Economic Development Corp. and Jay Anderson, Industrial Business Manager (see photo: bottom right), for their donation […]