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Agent of Change Spotlight: Terry Heard

Terry Heard has lived in the Butler Houses for over 30 years, and she has spent just as long improving and advocating for the Butler community. For the last five-plus years, she has worked closely with the Butler Community Center staff and...

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Butler COVID Response

In early 2020, Clyde Thompson and Robert Brown, directors at DFOY’s Butler Community Center, had big plans for the year. The center had just been upgraded with new equipment and undergone renovations. For Clyde and Robert, a highlight was the...

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Agent of Change Spotlight: Karla Silva Roldan

DFOY has been a part of Karla Silva Roldan’s life for as long as she can remember. Karla is currently Assistant Program Director at P.S. 498/Van Nest Academy, but her first exposure to DFOY programs came in elementary school when she and her...

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Bronx Native Partnership Featured On News 12

Middle School can be a challenging time for many students, and for Richie Amarante, DFOY’s Assistant Program Director at M.S. 181 Pablo Casals, he knows creating authentic experiences is the best way to connect with participants. Students...

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DFOY Welcomes New Board Members

Directions For Our Youth is pleased to welcome Kim Conroy and Lucius T. Outlaw III to the Board of Directors. Governance Committee Chair, Thelma Ofori shared: “We are excited to have Kim and Lucius join the DFOY community and provide their years...

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Agent of Change Spotlight: Camille Bent

Born and raised in the Bronx, Camille Bent’s journey to her involvement with DFOY and subsequent board service took her around the country, but it also involved a homecoming of sorts. After leaving the Bronx to pursue her undergraduate degree...

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