CDEEO coordinated DCAS participation in Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) on October 17, 2012. The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities spearheaded the event citywide. The event aimed to create opportunities by developing relationships between students and jobseekers with disabilities and potential employers-mentors. This year, in honor of the late Commissioner Matthew P. Sapolin, New York City has been chosen for the 2012 DMD National Launch. During the event at DCAS, eight mentees were able to learn about the different services DCAS provides, as well as the type of work performed by the 13 DCAS employees who volunteered to be mentors and/or committee members.
Back row, left to right: Tina Ramsey, Shin Kim, Jeffrey Norman (M), Terrance Stroud, Jeffrey Faris (M), Ismael Maldonado, Barbara Carnival, Andrea Martin (M), Wesley Gibson, Krishna Kirk, Gilda Nunez (M), R. Fenimore Fisher, Margarita Santiago, James Darmos, and Michael Pleva (M).
Front row, left to right: Erwin Cifuentes (M), Katherin Oquendo (M), Siu Cheng, Simone Signoretto, Lisa Nakanishi, and Andrea Bishop-Chaffin
Not pictured: Michael Carter
(M) - mentee