Dear Neighbor,


Thank you for joining us for another week in review. We hope everyone is enjoying the warmer temperatures with friends and family.

Last week, we welcomed over 100 girls from middle schools and high schools in districts 7-12 at Borough Hall to convene a meeting in partnership with Bronx School Districts and the My Brother`s Keeper/My Sister`s Keeper District Leads to announce efforts under the My Sister’s Keeper umbrella to anchor the initiative in the borough. The young women were able to network and ask questions during a career panel discussion featuring women in leadership positions in government (Council Member Pierina Sanchez), education (Dr. Roshone Ault Lee, Principal at South Bronx Academy for Applied Media and G.E.M.s Founder), entrepreneurship and media (TT Torrez Entrepreneur and Hot 97 Radio Personality), and the non-profit sector (Rina Madhani, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Start Lighthouse). The conversation was moderated by our Deputy Borough President, Janet Peguero. Thank you to everyone who joined us.

We would also like to congratulate our newly appointed BOEDC Board Members Nallely De Jesus, Phillip Grant, Winston Peters, Lourdes Zapata, and Julio Reyes who demonstrate exceptional leadership abilities and represent some of the best and brightest in our Borough. In their new positions, they will work with our business community to ensure our entrepreneurs receive the tools they need to succeed in this new economy.

Lastly, don't forget to nominate a Bronx educator to be recognized by the People's Choice Award during Bronx Week! Our application is live on

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 718-590-3500 or email us at


In partnership,

Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson


✨During our State of the Borough, we promised to make gender equity a priority. We welcomed over 100 girls from middle schools and high schools in the Bronx to convene a meeting on the Bronx’s My Sister’s Keeper initiative!

✨As our young women move through middle school and high school, we want them to know their power. We want them to know all that they are capable of. My Sister’s Keeper is an investment in the future of our young girls and the future of our Borough.

✨Thank you to our Deputy Borough President, Janet Peguero for moderating our panel discussion. Thank you also to our panelists who joined us today: Rina Madhani, Dr. Roshone Ault Lee, and TT Torrez for sharing their experiences with us.

Thank you to everyone who joined our Irish Heritage Month Event at Rambling House in Woodlawn.

It was an incredible evening celebrating our Irish American community and their many contributions to the Bronx. Congratulations to our honorees! Your work is vital to the growth of our Borough!

Thank you to Rambling House for hosting us and thank you to our sponsors Montefiore, Waste Management, and Bronx Terminal Market for their support.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Greek Heritage Month Celebration in partnership with the St. Peter the Apostle Greek Orthodox Church!

During our celebration, we were proud to honor Greek American businesses and community leaders for their commitment and service to the Bronx. Congratulations to all of our honorees!

I also want to thank Ponce Bank and Bronx Terminal Market for sponsoring this event, the St. Peter’s Afternoon School for their beautiful performance and St. Peter the Apostle Greek Orthodox Church for their collaboration on this celebration.


To watch our March 2023 episode of Ask the BP, click here

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