Big Apple Urgent Care Founder speaks out on national news on her experience and recovery from COVID-19

After contracting and recovering from COVID-19, Big Apple Urgent Care Co-founder Dr. Tamara Moise worked to educate the public on how they can best support frontline workers during this pandemic.

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The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Response to COVID-19

With the closure of colleges and university campuses and election primaries being either postponed or attracting decreased participation due to COVID-19, AGF is organizing its programs to meet new challenges faced by college students and minority voters.

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Because of the widespread implications of AGF’s work, TDG hosted a media briefing to educate the media about voter suppression and the impacts of COVID-19 on the election. We secured the participation of 13 national outlets, including The New York Times, MSNBC, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian. We also generated 5 stories as a result of the call.

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Adenah Bayoh’s Response to COVID-19

While Adenah’s restaurants are operating in a limited capacity, this restaurateur and developer is serving free breakfast and lunch to families in need at her 3 IHOP locations. Until school reopens, families in Newark, Irvington, and Paterson will be able to take out pancakes for breakfast and sandwiches for lunch on weekdays. Not only is Adenah also working with Irvington Township Councilwoman Jamilah Beasley to deliver free meals to seniors, but she is also ensuring that all of her employees, whether they can work or not, are paid for the next 2 weeks.

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We’ve leveraged Adenah’s incisive humanitarian work to not only garner media attention, but also to serve as an example of the huge difference that a socially conscious entrepreneur can make to the lives of an entire community.

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Rising Tide Capital’s Response to COVID-19

While Rising Tide Capital has closed its offices and suspended its in-person programming, the organization remains committed to advocating for small business owners and entrepreneurs from disadvantaged communities. Key staff have stepped up as thought leaders to share RTC’s advice and tools about how to support small businesses and ensure their survival during this challenging period.

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As an organization committed to supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs, RTC is uniquely positioned to educate the larger business community in times of crisis. TDG has simply worked to create a platform. We’ve established RTC as a thought leader in the field and leveraged its leadership and staff’s unique expertise to be a go-to resource for reporters.

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Passaic County CASA’s Response to COVID-19

Passaic County CASA has joined a coalition of 5 Paterson NJ nonprofits to advocate for the city’s most vulnerable populations and ensure that their needs are met.

PC CASA has ceased in-person home visits for the month of March and closed their office, but all employees are working remotely. CASA will continue to recruit volunteers, hold information sessions, and facilitate initial volunteer training virtually. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer advocate, email Jessica Mickley, Director of Outreach and Training, at jessica@passaiccountycasa.org, or call (973) 832-4002 for more information. Support CASA with a donation.

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TDG’s goal is to highlight Passaic County CASA’s continual work to support and advocate for children in the foster care system throughout this public health crisis.

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Big Apple Urgent Care Co-Founder Dr. Tamara Moise Shares Her Medical and Entrepreneurial Expertise

Although the coronavirus outbreak is dominating the headlines and news cycles, there are a lot of misconceptions circulating about the disease. At Big Apple Urgent Care, a state-of-the-art medical facility serving the East Flatbush community in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Tamara Moise is on the ground educating her community with facts instead of fiction. TDG has leveraged her expertise through a variety of media platforms with excellent results.

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As an urgent care owner in one of the hardest hit counties in the country, Dr. Moise’s knowledge is particularly relevant at this time. TDG has leveraged her expertise through a variety of media platforms with excellent results.

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Passaic County CASA Executive Director Erica Fischer-Kaslander’s Addresses How the Opioid Crisis Affects Children in Foster Care

Passaic County CASA is seeing an increase of very young children in foster care due to the opioid crisis. The organization, which exists to recruit, train and support volunteer advocates for children in foster care, wanted to raise attention to their latest challenge, while reminding the public of the need for more advocates. On December 18, not only was PC CASA featured on NJTV, but Executive Director Erica Fischer-Kaslander’s op ed was published in the Star Ledger—the state’s largest newspaper.

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Passaic County CASA Hosts Annual Voices for Children Gala Honoring Paterson Advocates for Children in Foster Care

On September 20th Passaic County CASA held its annual Voices for Children Gala at the Preakness Hills Country Club in Wayne. The event honored Paterson residents Karen Walker and the late Charles Walker for their extraordinary commitment to sheltering and advocating on behalf of children in the foster care system.

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Executive Women of New Jersey Released Its Biennial A Seat at the Table Honor Roll of New Jersey’s Top Public Companies with 3 or More Women on Their Boards

Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ), the state’s leading senior-level executive women’s organization committed to increasing the number of women in top corporate leadership, released its biennial A Seat at the Table Honor Roll, a list of New Jersey public companies with 3 or more women on their boards. This list is part of EWNJ’s efforts to ensure that women have equal access to the boardroom and high-level executive leadership.

For more information about the organization, please visit the EWNJ website. Register for the event by visiting the A Seat at the Table Corporate Gender Diversity Awards Breakfast event page.

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Cornbread Co-Founders Adenah Bayoh & Zadie B. Smith Hosted the Grand Opening of the “Cornbread” Restaurant in Partnership with Walmart in Pittsburgh

On July 5th, Walmart executives joined Cornbread Co-Founders Adenah Bayoh and Zadie B. Smith to cut the ribbon on the Cornbread restaurant in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania’s Walmart. The event also commemorated the expansion of the restaurant into Pennsylvania and the partnership between Walmart and Cornbread, which includes the opening of 2 additional Cornbread locations in Walmart stores in the greater Pittsburgh area.

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