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Hamlet Hub featured Pace University in "Westchester County Executive Releases Series of Public Announcements About 2020 Census"

02/13/2020

Hamlet Hub featured Pace University in "Westchester County Executive Releases Series of Public Announcements About 2020 Census"

Census 2020 is coming, and Westchester County Executive George Latimer kicked off the County’s 2020 Census Campaign to ensure that every Westchester County resident is counted. Latimer was joined by local municipalities who have their own Census Complete Count Committees, Census advocates, community-based organizations, college students and more at Pace University, to stress the importance of a full and complete count for the 2020 Census.

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"HamletHub" featured Pace University in "HARCKHAM ANNOUNCES $200,000 IN FUNDING TO PACE UNIVERSITY TO BUILD A STUDENT VETERANS CENTER "

10/10/2019

"HamletHub" featured Pace University in "HARCKHAM ANNOUNCES $200,000 IN FUNDING TO PACE UNIVERSITY TO BUILD A STUDENT VETERANS CENTER "

Senator Pete Harckham, 40th Senate District, announced today that he has secured $200,000 in funding for Pace University to help build a Student Veterans Center within the Kessel Student Center on the Pleasantville campus.

Pace University, which has hundreds of student veterans and dependents across its campuses, including 60 in Westchester, has an Office of Veterans Services dedicated to helping students with their veteran and educational benefits. The center will serve as a one-stop resource center for student veterans and their dependents that will offer a central location on campus to connect, socialize and utilize resources provided by Pace University.

“Our veterans have sacrificed so much for our country, that anything we can do to make their lives easier, once they return, is a top priority for me,” said Harckham. “The funding I’ve secured for Pace University will give these courageous young men and women their own gathering place on campus, where they can obtain the benefit information they need, to help them complete their studies and, network with friends and other vets.”

Construction on the new Student Veterans Center will begin this winter with an expected completion in Spring 2020. Once completed, veterans will be able to obtain information, at the Student Veterans Center, on how to work with, and navigate, the VA, as well as the various educational benefits student veterans are entitled to including the Forever GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program and Vocational Rehab.

“Pace has a proud tradition of supporting veterans and their family members,” said Marvin Krislov, President, Pace University. “Thanks to Senator Harckham, we will have our first space in Westchester dedicated exclusively to meeting their needs. From our Career Services team, who are trained on how to translate military service into resumes for the job market, to our introduction to university life dedicated to veterans, at Pace we know that when you have served our country, we have to go above and beyond to serve you.”

COL (Ret) Peter Riley, Director of Veterans Services at Pace University, said, “Veterans have unique needs, backgrounds and contributions that they bring to campus. It’s important that they have a place to congregate, socialize and share their stories, challenges and experiences. This Student Veterans Center on Pace University’s Pleasantville campus will provide them with just that – a safe and welcoming place that they need and deserve. We’re grateful to Senator Harckham for making this center a reality.” 

Alun R. Gilpin, U.S. Navy veteran from Palm Beach, Florida who has been stationed in Thailand, Japan, and in Maryland, Virginia and California, praised the efforts of all involved and welcomed the addition of the veteran’s center.

“So many of us who have served in the military appreciate having like-minded people to connect with,” said Gilpin, a junior at Pace University who is studying Arts and Entertainment Management. “Very often we are older and have different experiences and needs than traditional students. This Student Veterans Center will serve as a safe zone for us to build community, have important conversations, and succeed here at Pace, and after we graduate.” 

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"Hamlet Hub" featured Pace University Women's Justice Center in "Pace Women's Justice Center Opens New Walk-in Clinic"

07/02/2018

"Hamlet Hub" featured Pace University Women's Justice Center in "Pace Women's Justice Center Opens New Walk-in Clinic"

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is pleased to announce the opening of a new office for the Pace Women’s Justice Center (PWJC).  The 4,000 square-foot office space, which was the former Student Life Center on the Pace Law School Campus, will include a new walk-in legal clinic and will allow the center to serve as many as 500 more clients a year. 

PWJC is the leading civil legal services and training provider addressing domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse in Westchester and Putnam counties, providing free legal help to thousands each year who would otherwise not be able to afford representation. The new $1.5 million office space was funded by Pace University and private donors including a $100,000 grant from Impact 100 Westchester.

The center opening was attended by Pace University President Marvin Krislov, Pace Law Dean Horace Anderson, PWJC Executive Director Cindy Kanusher and elected officials from across Westchester.

“Pace University has always been dedicated to helping people and changing lives,” said Marvin Krislov, president of Pace. “The Pace Women’s Justice Center at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law does the important work of serving as a much-needed resource for some of the most vulnerable in our community. With this new center, I’m very pleased that we’ll be able to help even more families.”

“We are proud that the Women’s Justice Center has been a part of the Pace Law community for the past 25 years,” said Interim Dean Horace Anderson. “The PWJC provides critical services to thousands of clients a year. It also provides an opportunity for our students to work with supervising attorneys as they advocate and seek justice for women and families in need. We look forward to opening their new space today.”

PWJC currently serves over 3,000 clients per year. It is moving from a small space adjacent to the Pace Law campus that was not sufficient to meet the growing numbers of survivors who are in need of their services. PWJC’s attorneys assist women in and out of the courtroom, helping them to obtain orders of protection, custody of their children, child support and divorces. Victims of interpersonal violence have many needs arising from the abuse, and PWJC believes that clients do better in the long term if they are treated holistically.  Thus, PWJC connects women and the elderly with a broad range of social services such as shelter, medical care, counseling and immigration assistance, in order to help them find a pathway to safety.  PWJC also trains social service providers and police officers across the region in how to handle cases of abuse. 

Cindy Kanusher, Executive Director of the Pace Women’s Justice Center, said the clinic would be the first of its kind in Westchester and Putnam providing free legal services without an appointment in a warm and welcoming space, to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse.  She said the clinic would be a safe alternative to PWJC’s satellite offices in the White Plains and Yonkers courthouses for clients who are afraid to go to court.  Many victims fear facing their abuser in the courtroom, and immigrant victims are often afraid of the judicial system and deportation.  PWJC serves clients without regard to immigration status.

“Domestic Violence, sexual assault and elder abuse are pervasive problems that affect communities all over the country, including ours,’’ said Kanusher. “The explosion of the #MeToo Campaign demonstrates the need for the Pace Women’s Justice Center’s walk-in clinic; more victims of abuse are speaking out and needing help and the clinic will remove obstacles that many victims face when coming forward. We know that the opening of this clinic will save lives. We will give people the critical help that they need to feel safe, and we will be at their side every step of the way throughout the legal process.”

She added, “We are so thankful to everyone who generously contributed to the development of the new walk-in clinic, especially our partners Pace Law and Impact 100 Westchester.’’

“The Pace Women’s Justice Center’s walk-in clinic will provide much-need guidance and assistance to hundreds more survivors every year,” said Congresswoman Nita Lowey. “The families who will be served by this clinic deserve justice and to live their lives in safety, and PWJC will help make that a reality, as it has for so many others in our community. I am grateful for the work that PWJC does, and look forward to continuing to fight alongside them on behalf of survivors of abuse.”

"Impact100 Westchester is thrilled to have awarded the Pace Women's Justice Center with a $100,000 transformational Project Grant to support their vision for a new walk-in clinic, which will increase access to their critical legal services for victims of interpersonal abuse in Westchester County, said Susan Bloom, Co-President.  “We are especially proud that PWJC was able to leverage our grant dollars to exponentially increase their impact.  Congratulations!"

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"Hamlet Hub" featured Pace University Women's Justice Center in "Pace Women's Justice Center Opens New Walk-in Clinic"

07/02/2018

"Hamlet Hub" featured Pace University Women's Justice Center in "Pace Women's Justice Center Opens New Walk-in Clinic"

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is pleased to announce the opening of a new office for the Pace Women’s Justice Center (PWJC).  The 4,000 square-foot office space, which was the former Student Life Center on the Pace Law School Campus, will include a new walk-in legal clinic and will allow the center to serve as many as 500 more clients a year. 

PWJC is the leading civil legal services and training provider addressing domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse in Westchester and Putnam counties, providing free legal help to thousands each year who would otherwise not be able to afford representation. The new $1.5 million office space was funded by Pace University and private donors including a $100,000 grant from Impact 100 Westchester.

The center opening was attended by Pace University President Marvin Krislov, Pace Law Dean Horace Anderson, PWJC Executive Director Cindy Kanusher and elected officials from across Westchester.

“Pace University has always been dedicated to helping people and changing lives,” said Marvin Krislov, president of Pace. “The Pace Women’s Justice Center at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law does the important work of serving as a much-needed resource for some of the most vulnerable in our community. With this new center, I’m very pleased that we’ll be able to help even more families.”

“We are proud that the Women’s Justice Center has been a part of the Pace Law community for the past 25 years,” said Interim Dean Horace Anderson. “The PWJC provides critical services to thousands of clients a year. It also provides an opportunity for our students to work with supervising attorneys as they advocate and seek justice for women and families in need. We look forward to opening their new space today.”

PWJC currently serves over 3,000 clients per year. It is moving from a small space adjacent to the Pace Law campus that was not sufficient to meet the growing numbers of survivors who are in need of their services. PWJC’s attorneys assist women in and out of the courtroom, helping them to obtain orders of protection, custody of their children, child support and divorces. Victims of interpersonal violence have many needs arising from the abuse, and PWJC believes that clients do better in the long term if they are treated holistically.  Thus, PWJC connects women and the elderly with a broad range of social services such as shelter, medical care, counseling and immigration assistance, in order to help them find a pathway to safety.  PWJC also trains social service providers and police officers across the region in how to handle cases of abuse. 

Cindy Kanusher, Executive Director of the Pace Women’s Justice Center, said the clinic would be the first of its kind in Westchester and Putnam providing free legal services without an appointment in a warm and welcoming space, to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse.  She said the clinic would be a safe alternative to PWJC’s satellite offices in the White Plains and Yonkers courthouses for clients who are afraid to go to court.  Many victims fear facing their abuser in the courtroom, and immigrant victims are often afraid of the judicial system and deportation.  PWJC serves clients without regard to immigration status.

“Domestic Violence, sexual assault and elder abuse are pervasive problems that affect communities all over the country, including ours,’’ said Kanusher. “The explosion of the #MeToo Campaign demonstrates the need for the Pace Women’s Justice Center’s walk-in clinic; more victims of abuse are speaking out and needing help and the clinic will remove obstacles that many victims face when coming forward. We know that the opening of this clinic will save lives. We will give people the critical help that they need to feel safe, and we will be at their side every step of the way throughout the legal process.”

She added, “We are so thankful to everyone who generously contributed to the development of the new walk-in clinic, especially our partners Pace Law and Impact 100 Westchester.’’

“The Pace Women’s Justice Center’s walk-in clinic will provide much-need guidance and assistance to hundreds more survivors every year,” said Congresswoman Nita Lowey. “The families who will be served by this clinic deserve justice and to live their lives in safety, and PWJC will help make that a reality, as it has for so many others in our community. I am grateful for the work that PWJC does, and look forward to continuing to fight alongside them on behalf of survivors of abuse.”

"Impact100 Westchester is thrilled to have awarded the Pace Women's Justice Center with a $100,000 transformational Project Grant to support their vision for a new walk-in clinic, which will increase access to their critical legal services for victims of interpersonal abuse in Westchester County, said Susan Bloom, Co-President.  “We are especially proud that PWJC was able to leverage our grant dollars to exponentially increase their impact.  Congratulations!"

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