Phoenix House AmeriCorps and Career Academy Vocational Completion Celebration

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Joan Hajjar and Gilbert Diaz of Phoenix HousePhoenix House'se Leticia Romero, Jose Rosario, Denise Buckley, and Joan Hajjar


The Phoenix House AmeriCorps Program held their annual Completion Celebration on January 20, 2012 at Salsa Caterers in the Bronx. AmeriCorps volunteers from the Class of 2011 received plaques and certificates recognizing their achievements. This year’s event was a double celebration with additional ceremonies for the graduates of the Phoenix House Career Academy Vocational Program. Graduates of both programs are well on their way to new employment opportunities with their enhanced skillsets. The evening’s guest speakers for the night were James Mahoney, Chief Financial Officer of the Altamont Program, himself a Phoenix House AmeriCorps graduate of the Class of 2002, and David Dilorenzo, CEO of Valentino Beauty Pure. Their words of encouragement and wisdom were inspiring to all guests attending. Special awards were presented to Denise Buckley, Director of Phoenix House Long Island City Center, and Gilbert Diaz, Procurement Manager of Donated Goods, for their dedication to the clients and mission of Phoenix House. We salute all graduates and wish them good luck and success in their chosen fields.

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  • Christopher J. Clark

    I am a recent CASAC graduate interested in being trained by Phoenix House,would you please assist me to achieve my goal to become a successful CASAC-T,and eventually a CASAC.

  • ljuliano

    Are you a Phoenix House graduate or a current employee? What city & state do you reside in?
    Our employment opportunities are at this link:
    Thank you for your interest in Phoenix House.

  • I am a resident in the Ronkonkoma house at pheonix house. I heard that there might be a program I can join to work as an administrative clerk for phoenix house. I plan to go to Hunter business school through Vesid. the interview should come up in March. If there is any information on how I can join please respond.

    thank you
    Kevin Boyle

  • ljuliano

    Kevin, please ask your Counselor if there is an opportunity available, they should be able to assist. Take care and that’s awesome you’ll be attending Hunter!

  • Biviana Millet

    I’m proud to state that I am part of the alumni committee of Phoenix House AmeriCorps. I will always be grateful for the opportunity given for me to obtain a full-time position in the human service field and successfully continue my educational studies.