AMPHS Selected as 2012 YouthBridge-NY Bridging the Gap Grant Recipient

May 31, 2012

Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS), a healthcare non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, NY, announced yesterday that they have been selected as the 2012 Bridging the Gap Grant Recipient from YouthBridge-NY, a non-profit organization in New York City.

“The committee was deeply impressed by the work [AMPHS is] doing to create positive change for youth in NYC.  [AMPHS’] work is important and inspiring”  said the YouthBridge-NY Youth Committee.

AMPHS has been awarded USD$650 from YouthBridge-NY Bridging the Gap Fund to help fund the Community Health Project’s free health screenings and consultations.

YouthBridge-NY is a non-profit leadership development organization that convenes and trains young people to meet the challenges of an extremely diverse New York City.  YouthBridge-NY Bridging the Gap supports other organizations in three (3) areas including efforts made toward promoting and fostering individual and community health.

Ms. Mon Yuck Yu, Chief of Staff, AMPHS, commented “We were attracted to Youthbridge because their focus was a great match for our organization’s mission.  As an organization run by young entrepreneurs, I believe that AMPHS exemplifies their mission to support young leaders in creating social change.  We will really be able to make great use of the fund to build our resource library and enhance the services that we provide during our health screening events.  I am extremely honored and excited to have been chosen for this award, and believe that this is the first of many grant awards we’ll be receiving.”

AMPHS has been invited to receive their award at YouthBridge-NY’s A Night of Celebration at the offices of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, June 6th.

About AMPHS: The Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) is a humanitarian 501(c)3 non-profit organization operated exclusively by volunteers dedicated to providing free healthcare services to underprivileged communities of Brooklyn and New York City.  From strengthening our foundation through the public trust, we work to integrate healthcare systems, education, awareness, and disease prevention such that all people can appreciate healthcare not as a privilege, but as a basic human right.

For more information about us, please visit us at: national.amphsonline.org

About YouthBridge-NY:  YouthBridge-NY is a non-profit leadership development organization that convenes and trains young people to meet the challenges of an extremely diverse New York City.  YouthBridge-NY is devoted to improving the atmosphere of respect and diversity in our city and the schools and community organizations in which our youth leaders live and learn.  YouthBridge-NY youth leaders are proactively involved in the leadership and diversity landscape of our city and are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all.

For more information about YouthBridge-NY, please visit: www.youthbridgeny.org

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