CGA Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Carroll Gardens Association, Inc. celebrated the ribbon-cutting of the CGA Training Center on May 20, 2011. Special Guests- of- Honor State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and State Senator Daniel Squadron led the ribbon-cutting, together with CGA Board President Cynthia Gonzalez, CGA Executive Director Vilma Heramia, and the first batch of graduates of the training center. Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and Borough President Marty Markowitz also graced the occassion. Representatives from Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes, the 76th Police Precinct, Community Board 6, the NYC Office of Environmental Remediation, and Enterprise Community Partners also attended the event. Board President Cynthia Gonzalez gave the welcome remarks and served as program emcee. Certificates of Completion in Microsoft Office were awarded to the first batch of graduates of the Computer Training Program offered at the CGA Training Center. The Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony was followed by light refreshments.

The CGA Training Center offers Computer Training Classes and a variety of educational workshops. The Computer Literacy Program was funded by State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and State Senator Daniel Squadron through the New York State Department of State.

CGA Board President Cynthia Gonzalez thanks State Senators Velmanette Montgomery and Daniel Squadron

Instructor Pablo Sierra, Sen. Daniel Squadron, Sen. Velmanette Montgomery, CGA Board Pres. Cynthia Gonzalez, Graduate Vicente Lovato, CGA Exec.Director Vilma Heramia, Graduates Cathy Marinaro, and Leslie Manzanet

CGA Board Member Pat Ruiz, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Borough President Marty Markowitz, CGA Board Chair Cynthia Gonzalez, Exec. Director Vilma Heramia

Board Member Pat Ruiz, Exec. Director Vilma Heramia, Board Member Lydia Buffington, State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery, Board Chair Cynthia Gonzalez

The Ribbon Has Been Cut!

CB6 Dep.Director Leroy Branch, Det. Vincent Marone, Board Chair Cynthia Gonzalez, Capt. John Lewis, Exec. Director Vilma Heramia, Board member Lydia Buffington, Det. Paul Grudzinski, Board Member Pat Ruiz

Guests Lisa Talma, Chris Bramwell, Mario Kilifarski, and Russell Bramwell

Graduates Vicente Lovato, Cathy Marinaro, Leslie Manzanet, Luis Santos, Instructor Pablo Sierra, Graduate Francis Ilonzeh, Exec. Director Vilma Heramia

May 30th, 2011