The de Blasio Administration standing with Girl Scout Troop 6000

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY

July 11, 2017

Contact: Arianna Fishman (fishmana@hra.nyc.gov, o: 929-221-5249 c: 646-629-4723)

MEDIA ADVISORY: GIRL SCOUTS TO ANNOUNCE CITY INVESTMENT EXPANDING TROOP 6000

NEW YORK—On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, the de Blasio Administration will announce an investment of more than $1 million to expand Girl Scout Troop 6000, the first-in-the-nation Girl Scout troop dedicated to serving homeless girls and women. Girl Scout Troop 6000, which serves homeless girls currently in the New York City shelter system, was established in March through a partnership between the City’s Department of Homeless Services and the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. Through this investment, Girl Scout Troop 6000 will be expanded across New York City—growing from 1 location to approximately 15 shelter sites for families with children. This expansion will give at least 500 girls and women the opportunity to participate in this program in its first full year.

Media interested in attending should RSVP with Arianna Fishman at fishmana@hra.nyc.gov.

What: Press conference led by three Girl Scouts from Troop 6000 announcing $1 million investment to expand Troop 6000
When: Wednesday, July 12, 2017— 10:00AM
Where:

City Hall
Blue Room

Who: Girl Scouts from Troop 6000
Department of Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks
Executive Director of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City Darren Bloch
Girl Scouts of Greater New York leadership

 

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