NYC Honorary Street Names


Barbara Dattilo Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Avenue W and East 2nd Street
Honoree: Barbara Dattilo (1950-2014) was actively involved in Our Lady of Grace’s parish and school. In the early 1990s, she began volunteering in the parish’s Rite of Christian Initiation as Adults (RCIA) program, helping mostly young adults and teens who wanted to learn about the Catholic faith. She learned that many of the young adults and teens in the program had had troubled childhoods due to divorce, substance abuse, domestic violence, life-threatening illnesses, and financial problems. In 1997 she founded the Teen Group, to help and mentor troubled teens, and was Director of the program until her death. Through the Teen Group program, she was able to give hundreds of teens a place where they could learn how to make healthy decisions and grow into successful young adults. (Treyger)

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