Eden II Programs gets $1.23M in city funding to renovate building for school

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Staten Island’s Eden II Programs gets $1.23M in city funding to renovate building for school

Published: Friday, July 06, 2012, 9:14 AM 
Jillian Jorgensen/Staten Island Advance By Jillian Jorgensen/Staten Island Advance Staten Island Advance
 
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The new school being built by the Eden II Programs in Stapleton got a big boost from the city budget — a $1.23 million boost.

“This really helps us — our goal for this building is 7.5 million and this really puts us closer to our reality of being in there and having out students and participants use this,” said Erika Hellstrom, director of development and public relations.

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Please join us in congratulating Steve Cohen of Town Bagel, Plainview, NY for being the recipient of the Above and Beyond Award for June. This monthly award is a great way for us to recognize and thank staff, students, volunteers, and the community who go above and beyond for the agency, helping to promote and raise needed funds for the program’s growth.

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