Robin Hood’s Heroes of New York: Athenia Rodney

Robin Hood, New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization, and iHeartRadio joined together to broadcast “Heroes of New York” to celebrate the true impact of the extraordinary generosity and selflessness of New Yorkers, featuring innovative and dedicated individuals and organizations who have continued to help our neighbors in need. The citywide, star-studded, one-hour show shed a light on the selfless efforts by New Yorkers from all walks of life to bring awareness and provide assistance to those who have been dramatically impacted by COVID-19. One of the heroes featured was our very own Athenia Rodney.

Athenia is a wife, mother of three, entrepreneur, change-maker, and a member of our Family Advisory Board (FAB). The FAB is a group of resident leaders who steer the work of United for Brownsville (UB) — a collaboration between SCO Family of Services and Community Solutions — to create a more equitable early childhood system in their community. As the pandemic hit, Athenia stepped into a new role as a staff member of UB, where she has worked to create resource guides, virtual learning sessions for children, support groups for families, and more, to create community-led solutions for her neighbors.

To learn more about Robin Hood’s response to the pandemic and the organization, or to donate, please go to www.robinhood.org.

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