24 results for author: Jason Cianciotto


FY18 Budget Agreement Includes Social and Economic Justice Provisions that Will Help New Yorkers Most in Need

For Immediate Release April 8, 2017 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- The FY18 New York State budget agreement announced last night by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie includes provisions that are critical to providing hope, health, and healing to New Yorkers most in need. The following is a statement from Jacquelyn Kilmer, Esq., Chief Executive Officer of Harlem United. "For nearly three decades, Harlem United has changed lives by helping marginalized communi...

In Honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Harlem United Releases New Video Series: PrEP CONVERSATIONS

“We will not end the AIDS epidemic unless we break through the barriers to wide-scale use of PrEP among communities of color.” -- Jacqui Kilmer, CEO, Harlem United For Immediate Release February 7, 2017 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, today Harlem United released “PrEP Conversations,” a new video series focused on raising awareness and educating communities of color about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is a pill that is over 90% effective at preventing HIV infection when taken consistently. Part of Harlem United’s ...

Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court a Threat to Health Care and Housing for All Americans

For Immediate Release February 1, 2017 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- The following is a statement from Jacquelyn Kilmer, Esq., Chief Executive Officer of Harlem United. "The nomination of Judge Gorsuch is a threat to health and well-being of all Americans. His philosophy perverts the freedom of religion in our Constitution so that it can be used to justify denying everything from life-saving health care and prescriptions to housing and other life-saving social services. His rulings have been used to prevent women from accessing reproductive health care and to deny transgender people ...

Harlem United Thanks Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for His Commitment to Reproductive Health & the Right to Choose

For Immediate Release January 30, 2017 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- Today Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a proposal to amend the New York State Constitution to guarantee a woman's right to choose by codifying the protections established in Roe v. Wade. The amendment would ensure that, regardless of whether Roe is changed or overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, the right to choose would be protected in New York. "At a time of uncertainty at the federal level, and in states around the country, it is even more important that we protect the right to choose and ensure that every woman ...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s “New York Promise” Agenda Will Help Harlem United Create One Community of Hope, Health, & Healing

For Immediate Release January 9, 2017 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- Today Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the 12th proposal of his 2017 State of the State Agenda: "New York Promise." Focused on advancing key social justice principles and progressive values, New York Promise includes several goals and initiatives that will help Harlem United create one community of hope, health, and healing. "Since it was founded in 1988, Harlem United's has advanced community health by providing compassionate and comprehensive new models of care that promote social justice and transform and ...

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship Program is an Important Step Toward Ending AIDS in New York State by 2020

For Immediate Release January 3, 2017 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- Today Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled his groundbreaking Excelsior Scholarship program, which would make college tuition-free at all New York City and State University two- and four-year programs for an estimated 940,000 households with college-age children. "Governor Andrew Cuomo's Excelsior Scholarship program is a critical step toward increasing access to higher education and improving the earning potential and lives of thousands of New Yorkers," said Jacquelyn Kilmer, CEO of Harlem United. "We know that lack of ...

Rest In Peace and Power Don McVinney

Yesterday, we received the news that we lost a very special member of the Harlem United family. Don McVinney wasn’t only a long-time staff member, he was a beloved supporter, advocate, and friend to staff and clients alike. We are all deeply shocked and saddened by his untimely death. It will take significant time for the reality of his passing to sink in for many of us. I first met Don when I joined Harlem United in 2010. He and I taught HIPAA and confidentiality trainings together, and I quickly grew to respect and admire him. I watched the way he interacted with staff and clients, and the passion he had for his work was palpable. The ...

Harlem United on World AIDS Day 2016: Celebrate. Fight. Never Forget.

On December 1, Harlem United joined hundreds of New Yorkers to commemorate World AIDS Day 2016 at the new AIDS Memorial Park at St. Vincent’s Triangle.

Outraged About The Election? 7 Things You Can Do

Our next president ran a campaign based on fear and hate, and his supporters include our country’s most notorious hate groups.

The Results Are In. Now What?

Now more than ever, we need to channel our emotion and core values into action.