Commission's Quarterly Newsletter
2003 Summer/Fall Edition
Grants and Honors
The US Department of Justice renewed its $70,800 grant to the Commission
for its Immigrant Employment Rights Project. The multi-lingual program,
now in its second year, continues to successfully reach the City's
diverse immigrant communities, informing them about the protections
against employment discrimination they have under Federal and City
Reeve Paralysis Foundation
CCHR is one of 55 groups nationwide to receive a grant from the Christopher
Reeve Paralysis Foundation. The $24,501 grant will enhance the existing
services of the Commission's Project Equal Access. The program assists
individuals with disabilities under the Human Rights Law.
Member Named to Board
Project Equal Access Director Ted Finkelstein was recently named to
the Community Advisory Committee of the Spinal Cord Injury Model System
of the Mt. Sinai Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.
With a $51,370 grant from JP Morgan Chase, CCHR is expanding its
Peer Mediation Program. The program trains City high school students
to mediate problems that arise among fellow students in their school.
CCHR's Training Institute continues the Commission's vigorous educational
efforts by providing training in all areas of the Human Rights Law.
Recently, Woodhull Hospital contracted CCHR to train their food
preparers and nutritionists in the Law.