NYC Honorary Street Names

Cardona

Alice Cardona Way (Queens)
Present name:56th Street
Location:Between Woodside Avenue and Skillman Avenue
Honoree: Alice Cardona (1930-2011) was a leader in New York's Puerto Rican and Latino community. She was the author of Puerto Rican Women Achievers in New York City. In the 1960s, she was program coordinator for United Bronx Parents, facilitating parental involvement in the school system and youth programs. She was also involved with the first Head Start program in New York and worked at ASPIRA as a counselor for youth. From 1983 to 1995 she was assistant director of the NYS Division for Women under Governor Mario Cuomo. She advocated for bilingual education and women, including those in prison. She also worked to fight HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, and domestic violence. She was the director of the Puerto Rican Association for Community Affairs and cofounder of Atrévete, a voter registration and political participation program. (Van Bramer)
LL:2015/15


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