Good Neighbor Spotlight:

Debra Long

Debra lost her son more than a decade ago to gun violence. She’s been on a lifesaving mission ever since, working with SNUG, an outreach program under the Family Services umbrella. The program focuses on youth between the ages of 14 and 24 who are at high risk for involvement with gun violence with the goal of saving lives and helping individuals turn their lives around. Learn more from Debra.

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Good Neighbor Spotlight: Azia Brown

Azia Brown is the owner of Zhanés Palette Studio, which aims to add more fun and vibrancy to the world of paint party entertainment. With over 10 years experience in the study of visual art, operations management and education, it’s Azia’s love of people that keeps her thriving in all of these endeavors. Learn more from Azia here!

Good Neighbor Spotlight:

Robert Wright

Robert founded Nubian Directions which provides technology training, work-readiness and educational support services for youth and adults to enhance workforce skills. Learn more here!

Good Neighbor Spotlight:

Minister Joyneia Joyner

Minister Joyneia Joyner was an incredible soul leaving behind many special memories and a legacy of love for her community and beyond. She touched countless lives in Poughkeepsie. She was truly a blessing. We are honored to have known her, and we will miss her.

Good Neighbor Spotlight:

Satara Brown

Satara founded Rebuilding Our Children and Community Inc. (ROCC), which provides youth programming for children ages 5-13 of Dutchess County and hosts various community outreach events that connect over 1,000 families to necessary resources each year. Learn more from Satara!

Good Neighbor Spotlight:

Tamoya Norwood

Tamoya Norwood is an Administrative Organizer at 1199SEIU United Healthcare. A resident of Poughkeepsie for more than 30 years, Tamoya works to make sure that community hospitals are staffed and that staff are protected. Learn more about what positive changes Tamoya envisions for Poughkeepsie here!