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S. Norwalk Community Center’s board members, staff bring new programs

NORWALK, Conn. – Plans are brewing at the South Norwalk Community Center, where board members, some of whom were recently appointed, are working to bring new classes  to the community, a press release said.

New members Travis Simms (former two-time World Boxing Association champion), Phaedrel (Faye) Bowman and Cesar Rendon have been appointed to the board over the past few months, the release said. They are helping to bring programs such as English as a Second Language, writing and reading in Spanish, basic computer workshops, health and nutrition workshops and Zumba to the community, the release said.

The board is working on rebuilding the center’s programs and services for the Hispanic community and larger community overall, the release said. The center is collaborating with the Rev. Oscar Destruge, who works closely with the immigrant community.

The executive committee of the board is made up of President and Chairman of the Board Warren A. Peña, Vice Chair Luis Miranda, Treasurer Guillermo Pino, and Secretary Jose Graterol. Other members include Julio Cabrera, Jose Dias and Martha Miranda.

The center is looking for five new board members from the business community. If you are interested contact the center or email your resume to [email protected].

The administrative staff is composed of Executive Director Josie D. Castillo (who has been with the center for 28 years), Deputy Executive Director Marina Forero Ferrandino and Communications/ Marketing Coordinator Yolanda Plazas.

For more information, try the center’s new phone number, (203) 295-3380.  The SNCC website is under construction, but will be accessible at www.sonocc.org.

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