The Staten Island Community Partnership (SICP) connects resources and services to Staten Islanders in need. Our programs aim to promote integrity, innovation and inspiration in the lives of Staten Islanders whom we serve. The Staten Island Community Partnership’s mission is to give a voice to low to moderate income individuals, families and youth in creating a livable Staten Island and provide resources and opportunities to succeed.
Founding member and current Director, Angela D’Aiuto, has a background in not-for-profit management and has worked for several local community development organizations on Staten Island, including West Brighton Community Local Development Corporation (LDC) , Northfield Community LDC, New Brighton Community LDC and Downtown Staten Island Council.
SICP’s signature program is the Suit Up Network, which provides FREE business clothing for youth, unemployed men and women; career development services and mentoring. Since 2012, we have worked in partnership with several organization to provide these services. The Moving Forward Mentoring Program is a component of the Suit Up network, which matches career-minded Staten Islanders with mentors. Suit Up appointments are held at the historic Reformed Church on Staten Island, located in Port Richmond.
Our partnerships have included, the Reformed Church on S.I., New Direction Services, ResCare- Job Plus, Maximus Employment Services, Workforce 1, United Church of International Praise, Stapleton UAME and Total Drama Performing Arts Center. SICP’s founding member has worked for Dress for Success, NYC Bar Association, and several local development organizations, which demonstrates experience in providing career counseling, career development and educational programs.
Following Super storm Sandy, our Suit Up Program’s services were extended to Super storm Sandy victims. As a result of volunteering with various disaster relief groups following Super storm Sandy, we became aware of various human right and environmental justice concerns. The NewDay SINY program has highlighted these issues and continues to work with youth and seniors to promote access to services, community organizing and leadership development.
The Staten Island Culinary Works Program has partnered with New Direction Services, to provide an inter-generational food and employment training program, serving disadvantaged youth and low income seniors. Our luncheons are called Fresh & Fabulous Luncheons, as we serve, restaurant style meals to over 20,000 seniors since 2014. New Direction services is a not for profit with a food pantry which has a focus on fresh and healthy food for low to moderate income seniors, adults and families on Staten Island.
Our newest project is the Mainstreet SINY program promoted community development and engagement. The Block Beautification service provides beautification and cleaning services to businesses, while youth and unemployed adults, gain leadership and employment skills. We have organized the removal of liter , sidewalk cleaning and the beautification of tree beds throughout the Port Richmond commercial corridor. We also have partnered with the Reformed Church and Preservation League to form the Port Richmond Committee, which promotes sustainable development, historic preservation and involvement.
For more information you may contact us or learn how to volunteer and get involved. Call: 347-746-9391 or leave a comment below. Thank you.
2015 Board Members:
Angela D’Aiuto, President & Executive Director
Daniel Knafo, Owner of NY Kitchen Reface
Christine Fulmino, Public School Teacher, Masters in Reading Resource
Michael Fulmino, CPA, Treasurer
Janet WIlson, retired Union Organizer, former manager for State Senator Gentili
Anna Porter, Retired Financial Planner
Diane Malagreca., Realtor, Coldwell Banker-DeTommaso