Longtime Larchmont resident Liz Liscio is the new president of the Hispanic Resource Center of Larchmont and Mamaroneck board, taking on the position at a particularly challenging time for the organization due to the recent floods damage.
Liscio, an attorney, has served on the HRC board for the last three years. Outgoing president John Gitlitz will stay on the board.
With a wealth of experience as a community volunteer, Liscio will help guide the agency during trying times.
The HRC had to leave its Mamaroneck Avenue offices due to severely damaged walls and floors caused by Hurricane Irene. While awaiting major reconstruction, HRC staff is working out of two locations — The Guidance Center in New Rochelle and Mamaroneck’s Washingtonville Housing Alliance.
Although the HRC continues to provide services to its clients — many of who are flood victims as well — the agency is trying to find space to hold other classes and workshops, says Executive Director Zoe Colon.
“We are still trying to secure space and work out logistics for ongoing programs such as daytime English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, adult computer literacy classes, and vocational training. We’ve also had to cancel a health fair that would have provided free screenings to our clients. Fortunately, our evening ESL classes are continuing at Mamaroneck Avenue School,” she says.
It is unclear when the HRC offices will be able to reopen.
For those interested in donating funds to the Hispanic Resource Center, please send checks to PO Box 312, Mamaroneck, NY 10543. For questions or further information, please call Liz Liscio at 914-834-0963 or Zoe Colon at 914-413-2765.
Photos courtesy of the Hispanic Resource Center