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Joan Grangenois-Thomas

Community Advisor

Joan Grangenois-Thomas has a long history running successful PR and community engagement campaigns for progressive nonprofits and socially conscious businesses. She also volunteers with several community organizations in Westchester County. She cares passionately about equal opportunity, social justice and doing what's right bringing her to serve as president of the Port Chester NAACP.

Joan Grangenois-Thomas's Contributions

  1. Westchester Children's Association, Business Sector Team Up For Kids

    Westchester Children's Association, Business Sector Team Up For Kids

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Businesses and organizations from across the county recently attended a special kick-off event for the Westchester Companies for Kids, a new initiative of the Westchester Children’s Association at Anthony's Coal-Fired Pizza in White Plains.The primary goal of the new intiative is to engage the business sector with WCA's mission of improving the lives of ...

  2. Phelps Hospital Celebrates Harvest With Farm-To- Table Feast

    Phelps Hospital Celebrates Harvest With Farm-To- Table Feast

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Phelps Memorial Hospital Center will host a Harvest dinner at the historic James House Mansion, on the grounds of the hospital, on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.The dinner will feature the work of Phelps’ Executive Chef Joe Syngjellari, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, who will demonstrate how to turn fresh bounty into a farm-to-table ...

  3. Neighbors Link Offers Program To Bridge The Gap For Students

    Neighbors Link Offers Program To Bridge The Gap For Students

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Summer Links, an academic enrichment program of Neighbors Links, is engaging 106 Mount Kisco Elementary first- through fifth-graders this summer.The teacher-led program focusing on math, reading and writing runs during July and August, for three hours a day, five days a week. A large number of high school volunteers also participate, facilitating small group work. ...

  4. New Group Forms Connecting Businesses To Youth Development

    New Group Forms Connecting Businesses To Youth Development

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Improving the lives of children in Westchester County is the goal of a new group -- Westchster Companies for Kids -- made up of the Westchester Children’s Association (WCA), with The Westchester Bank and the Westchester Knicks.The primary goal for the group is to engage the business sector with WCA’s mission: To improve the lives of Westchester’s young people by ...

  5. Phelps Memorial Hospital Holds Ribbon Cutting For New Lobby

    Phelps Memorial Hospital Holds Ribbon Cutting For New Lobby

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. – After months of construction, Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new lobby. In order to make room for the MRI, the old lobby was transitioned into space for the MRI. The new lobby was moved to the right and is a modern space with a café and an area to sit and relax. CEO Dan Blum spoke about transitioning to a place ...

  6. Lake Mohegan Fire, Yorktown Police Win Fitness Contest

    Lake Mohegan Fire, Yorktown Police Win Fitness Contest

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Lake Mohegan Fire Department and Yorktown Police Department are the winners in the 2015 Chief's Challenge for Fitness Jefferson Valley contest.Each of the departments were awarded a $1,000 check.The Challenge was designed by cardiologists at Phelps Hospital to improve the health and fitness of police and fire personnel by encouraging them to adopt an active and ...

  7. Port Chester Resident Publishes Coloring Book For Those With Alzheimer's

    Port Chester Resident Publishes Coloring Book For Those With Alzheimer's

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Meet Port Chester resident, artist and author Pamela Rose when she appears at Pinot’s Palette in Mamaroneck, on Saturday, June 18, from 3 to 6 p.m. Rose will be on hand to demonstrate her newest book, “Creative Source Coloring,” a book for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Pinot’s Palette is located at 108 Mamaroneck Ave. Rose’s book will be on sale for $15, ...

  8. African American Cemetery In Rye Hosting Solidarity Saturday

    African American Cemetery In Rye Hosting Solidarity Saturday

    RYE, N.Y. -- Friends of the African American Cemetery, a new nonprofit organization formed to oversee the African American Cemetery adjacent to Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, is calling on the community to come together in solidarity to express outrage and sadness for the act of vandalism perpetrated on this historic site just before a Memorial Day ceremony. The event will take place ...

  9. New Board Members Named For Westchester Children's Association

    New Board Members Named For Westchester Children's Association

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The Westchester Children’s Association in White Plains recently named three new members to their Board of Directors.Tenley Hawkins of White Plains, is a veteran public relations professional known for creating and coordinating successful programs targeting ethnic communities, youth, families, women, and small businesses. Currently, she is a PR consultant to Bright ...

  10. Apparent Vandalism Strikes African American Cemetery In Rye

    Apparent Vandalism Strikes African American Cemetery In Rye

    RYE, N.Y. -- American flags ripped from their poles at the African American cemetery at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye appear to be the work of vandals.The discovery was made while setting up for the annual Memorial Day ceremony there, when American Legion members noticed flags were missing and that someone had ripped the flags from the sticks. It is not known who or why the flags were ...

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