United Nations Association to Award Grants to a Number of New York Organizations

The Riverdale United Nations Association (UNA) will award grants to a number of New York organizations.

The Riverdale United Nations Association (UNA) will award grants to a number of New York organizations. The awards will be given as part of a reception at Manhattan College in the Alumni Room of the O’Malley Library on Friday, April 9, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The recipients of the grants are: Manhattan College- Peace Studies Program, Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy Middle School-Model UN, In-TECH Academy Middle School -Model UN and Riverdale Country Middle School- Model UN who will work in partnership, Riverdale Presbyterian Church-Mission Work, Christ Church Riverdale-Mission Work, NGO- Disarmament for Peace & Security, World Peace,One Falafel at a Time, UNA- USA  for Student Alliance Program (Materials & Program in Riverdale/Kingsbridge Schools), and UNA- USA for the Formation of New Bronx UNA Chapter.

 
The funds for this project come from the Patricia Kozma bequest to the UNA-USA Riverdale Chapter.  Kozma was a longtime Riverdale resident and Riverdale Chapter Board member. She was devoted to the purposes and objectives of the United Nations and UNA-USA and made the bequest for the furtherance of these goals.
 
Margaret Groarke, director of the College’s peace studies program and an associate professor in government, said, “We are grateful to the Riverdale UNA. This grant will allow Peace Studies and JustPeace, the student activist group, to do more work on peace and justice issues over the next few years, and will help us reach out to invite Riverdale and Bronx residents to our events and do more collaborative work on important issues.” 
 
Expected to join in the celebration will be Congressman Eliot Engel, NY State Senator Eric Schneiderman, NY State Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz, and NYC Council Representative Oliver Koppell.
 
For more information on this event, please email lydia.gray@manhattan.edu.