In recognition of its work to build bridges between newly arriving immigrants and local residents, the Leviticus Fund selected Neighbors Link as the recipient of its Cornerstone Award for 2017.
The award was present at the May 18, 2017 Annual Meeting of Leviticus’ Member investors, who are religious organizations with long histories of working in community-based ministries that serve the economically poor in the New York tristate area. The Cornerstone Award was created in 2015 to recognize a person or organization that has made extraordinary contributions to promoting poverty relief and social equity.
Neighbors Link was founded in 1999 to support the healthy integration of immigrants into the whole community by providing education and empowerment programs for new immigrants, as well as creating volunteer opportunities for longer-term residents and viable partnerships with local organizations. The agency serves communities in Westchester County, specifically Mt. Kisco and more recently in Ossining and Yonkers.
“The discourse around immigrants and immigration policies has become divisive in the last few years and it is essential that we recognize organizations that are trying to build bridges of cooperation and understanding,” said Greg Maher, Leviticus’ Executive Director. “Leviticus’ mission is rooted deeply in economic and social justice for all people and it is most fitting that Neighbors Link received this award for its work to welcome immigrants and support their integration as new residents into our local communities.”