Our Family

Rahsmia Zatar

Executive Director


“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’” – Dr. Martin Luther King

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Luis Amador

Director of Programs


“To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - that is to have succeeded.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Gina Dudley

Lead Youth and Family Engagement Specialist (Suffolk)


“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” ~ Booker T. Washington
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Mike Vargas

Intervention Counselor

“Strong youth develop into strong men if the Village is involved.” ~Unknown
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Monica De La Cruz

Intervention Case Manager

It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to has power over you if you allow it." ~Unknown
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Michelle Magalios

Lead Youth and Family Engagement Specialist (Uniondale)


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~Unknown
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Antoinette Edmonston

Youth and Family Engagement Specialist (Uniondale)

“If we have no peace it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ~Mother Teresa
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Kendrick Chea

Youth and Family Engagement Specialist (Uniondale)

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” - Frederick Douglass
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Sarah Mitchell

Youth and Family Engagement Specialist (Uniondale)

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." ~Alice Walker
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Rebecca Valcin

Youth and Family Engagement Specialist (Uniondale)

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” ~ 2 Ephesians 10 (NKJV)
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Genesis Yanes

Asst. Youth and Family Engagement Specialist (Uniondale)

"You change for two reasons: Either you learn enough that you want to, or you’ve been hurt enough that you have to."~Unknown
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Stephanie Yanes

Administrative Assistant

“Pay close attention to the things you are naturally drawn to. They are often connected to your purpose in life, your passion, and dreams. Have the bravery and courage to follow them; and never let failure be an option.” ~ Dr. Michael Harrison (The Father of Fetal Surgery)
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