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Joan Grangenois-Thomas

Community Advisor

Joan Grangenois-Thomas has a long history running successful PR and community engagement campaigns for progressive nonprofits and socially conscious businesses. She also volunteers with several community organizations in Westchester County. She cares passionately about equal opportunity, social justice and doing what's right bringing her to serve as president of the Port Chester NAACP.

Joan Grangenois-Thomas's Contributions

  1. Westchester Women's Hall Of Fame Inducts State Sen. Stewart-Cousins

    Westchester Women's Hall Of Fame Inducts State Sen. Stewart-Cousins

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be inducted into The Westchester Women’s Hall of Fame during the Westchester Women’s Research and Education Fund 7th annual "In The Company of Women" luncheon on Friday, May 6, in Tarrytown.The non-profit organization promotes equality and justice for women in Westchester County through training, advocacy and recognition ...

  2. Mount Kisco Resident Receives Volunteer Award

    Mount Kisco Resident Receives Volunteer Award

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- The nonprofit group Neighbors Link Northern Westchester recently recognized Mt. Kisco resident, Maria Isobel Lopez, with its Mary Weiss Volunteer Spirit Award. Lopez is one of just two volunteers in the county to receive the award, which is given each year in April, National Volunteer Month. Lopez began her association with Neighbors Link as a participant in ...

  3. Chappaqua Teen Receives Youth Leadership Award

    Chappaqua Teen Receives Youth Leadership Award

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The nonprofit group Neighbors Link Northern Westchester recently recognized Chappaqua teen, Jake Klein, with its Agnes Hassell Youth Leadership Award. The son of Norma and Bruce Klein, Jake has volunteered for four years with Neighbors Link, which gives its youth leadership recognition each year in April, National Volunteer Month. “Jake was the youngest person ever to ...

  4. Cortlandt Resident Joaquim Mendes Receives Outstanding Volunteer Award

    Cortlandt Resident Joaquim Mendes Receives Outstanding Volunteer Award

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- The nonprofit group Neighbors Link Northern Westchester recently recognized Cortland Manor resident, Joaquim Mendes, with its Outstanding Volunteer Award.Mendes, a professor who is retired from Westchester Community College, has volunteered for 10 years with Neighbors Link, which gives its recognitions each year in April, National Volunteer Month."Joaquim ...

  5. Katonah Resident Michelle Bieber Receives Volunteer Award

    Katonah Resident Michelle Bieber Receives Volunteer Award

    KATONAH, N.Y. -- The nonprofit group Neighbors Link Northern Westchester recently recognized Katonah resident, Michelle Bieber, with its Mary Weiss Volunteer Spirit Award.Bieber is one of just two volunteers in the county to receive the award, which is given each year in April, National Volunteer Month. “Michelle’s dedication to Neighbors Link is unmatched,” said Sara Levine, Family ...

  6. Chappaqua Teen Receives Student Volunteer Award

    Chappaqua Teen Receives Student Volunteer Award

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Chappaqua teen, Abby Nimetz, was recently recognized by the non-profit group Neighbors Link Northern Westchester with its Student Volunteer Award. The daughter of Irma and Warren Nimetz, the Horace Greely High School student, has volunteered for four years with Neighbors Link and is an EXEC in the Learning Links Club at the school. “EXEC stands for Executive Leader,” ...

  7. YWCA White Plains Launches Spring Health Series

    YWCA White Plains Launches Spring Health Series

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- YWCA White Plains and Central Westchester will launch a spring health series beginning in May. A program aimed at reducing falls and supporting better balance will begin Tuesday, May 3 or Thursday, May 5. The eight-week program emphasizes practical strategies and realistic exercise goals. Classes take place at 10:30 a.m. and noon on Tuesdays or Thursdays. The ...

  8. Letter: Port Chester Must Gain From Development

    Letter: Port Chester Must Gain From Development

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. — The Port Chester Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email portchester@dailyvoice.comTo the editor:As a member of the Sustainable Port Chester Alliance, I was shocked to learn of plans to sell the United Hospital property when I attended Starwood Property Trust’s annual shareholder meeting on ...

  9. Westchester Children's Association Adds To Staff

    Westchester Children's Association Adds To Staff

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Westchester Children’s Association (WCA) has added new staff members: Denise Killeen as the communications and data associate and Erica Ayala as project manager.Killeen graduated Cum Laude from the College of Charleston with a bachelor of arts in anthropology in 2010. Prior to joining WCA, she worked at the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless, and ...

  10. Schoolhouse Theater Explores Family, Tradition, Survival In Croton Falls

    Schoolhouse Theater Explores Family, Tradition, Survival In Croton Falls

    CROTON FALLS, N.Y. -- Spring will bring explorations of family life at The Schoolhouse Theater in three very different productions.On Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. it will present “Multi-Racial Family Man,” a one-man show, written and performed by Alex Barnett as a 48-year-old Jewish man married to a 46-year-old black woman who has converted to Judaism. On Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m. they will ...

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