HD Board Pres. Jaye Smith (left) congratulates (front) Shanelis De La Cruz; Jarlene Gonzales & Elhadji Thiam; (back l to R). After School Assistant Site Coordinator, Wilson Fete; student, Chelsea Slete; and After School Site Coordinator, Jenny Fernandez.
Harlem Dowling West Side Center for Children & Families Honors its Youth with Fundraiser In East Hampton HD Board President, Jaye Smith who long ago opened her heart to the agency’s overall mission of providing quality service to children and their families, recently celebrated her birthday by honoring Harlem Dowling’s after school participants who once again took the covenant cover prize in the annual citywide Comic Book Project.
The winners, along with their family spent a breezy evening at Ms. Smith’s East Hampton home during a charitable fundraising outing. The evening also included a special acoustic performance by British lead vocalist Peter Byrne, co-founder of hit group Naked Eyes, whose hits include “Always Something There to Remind Me,” and “Promises, Promises”.
Alumnus Mildred Hunte and Shantrise Payne
Under the supervision of after school coordinator Jenny Fernandez, Harlem Dowling’s after school students collectively developed characters and a script to base on the topic of rulers of the free world. Their final project was once again chosen to grace the cover of the final publication which was printed and distributed by Dark Horse Comics.