Without help, children who witness domestic violence are ten times more likely to grow up to be abused or abusers. The Center provides that help.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 13, 2014
Stop Bullying - Prevent Teen Dating Violence - Support the Center Against Domestic Violence at an Evening of Comedy Featuring Jim David, Mark Riccadonna & Jason Salmon on April 10 at the Helen Mills Theater. Stand Up Against Domestic Violence honors three exceptional women for their strides to end relationship abuse and domestic violence: Kings County Assistant District Attorney Wanda Lucibello, Former Center Against Domestic Board Chair Ellen Marshall and the Center's current Board Vice Chair Audrey Marshall. The comedy set will be followed by a cocktail party and silent auction.
In New York City one out of three teens experiences teen dating violence while in high school. The evening's comedy and silent auction support Center Against Domestic Violence groundbreaking programs for elementary school through high school students that teach young people how to identify and avoid domestic violence so that they can develop healthy relationships.
Sponsors have an opportunity to support the Center's teen summer leadership training program, year round after-school program, summer camp for children from violent homes, and emergency food program, all critical elements of the Center's program to teach children and teens about healthy relationships.
This evening of comedy features Jim David, Mark Riccadonna & Jason Salmon:
Emcee Mark Riccadonna studied theater at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, before finding success as a storyteller in the Stand-Up Comedy world. As well as performing here in New York City and 'on the road', Mark has entertained U.S. and U.N. Troops worldwide.
Headliner Jim David, is a comedian and writer whose Comedy Central Presents Jim David, is often seen on Comedy Central and Logo. You may know him from Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, the variety special Out On the Edge, as a guest ‘comedy consultant” on Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, BBC America’s The World Stands Up and Bravo’s Greatest Things about Being. Jim headlines nationwide and is a writer for The Advocate.
Jason Salmon is a sixth-generation Texan living in New York City. He has performed standup and improv all over the country at clubs, colleges and festivals. You may remember Jason’s department store Santa on 30 Rock.
This evening honors three exceptional women for their work to end relationship abuse and domestic violence:
Wanda Lucibello, Assitant DA Kings County
As Chief of the Special Victims Division in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Lucibello oversees Brooklyn’s innovative and integrated approach to domestic violence prosecution. For more than 20 years, Wanda has supported domestic violence victims’ fight to rebuild their lives.
Ellen Marshall & Audrey Meredith, Center Against Domestic Violence
Through their careful planning, stewardship and dedication, Ellen Marshall & Audrey Meredith have deepened and expanded the work the Center Against Domestic Violence can do to end abuse in our communities. During former Chair Ellen’s time on the Center’s Board of Directors, she shepherded the Center’s opening and purchase of Women’s Second Start shelter to its successful conclusion. Through her leadership and fundraising efforts, Board Vice Chair Audrey helped the Center expand its relationship abuse prevention program to elementary school students.
Ellen is Northeast Regional Market Executive at Capital One. She has received many honors for her contributions to business and the community, including the Brandeis University Distinguished Community Service Award, and being named to the YWCA/NYC Academy of Women Achievers.
Audrey has volunteered with the Central Park Conservancy, the Convent of the Sacred Heart School and the Collegiate School. She currently works as a pet therapy volunteer with her dog at Mt. Sinai Roosevelt Hospital. She completed a Century bike ride with Team in Training to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Audrey is a trustee of her family's charitable foundation.
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For almost forty years, the Center Against Domestic Violence has been working toward a society free from violence by transforming the lives of victims and raising awareness in our communities. The Center opened the first publicly-funded shelter in New York State and now operates three full-service shelters for victims and their children, offering childcare, job assistance, housing placement, counseling and other crucial services. Our groundbreaking education programs teach more than 30,000 young people each year how to prevent domestic violence and have healthy relationships. We also provide ongoing support for shelter residents, victim advocacy, and community outreach as part of our efforts to eliminate domestic violence.
Support the Center Against Domestic Violence - working to end domestic violence in our communities since 1976.