Judge Corriero Honored At The Citizens’ Committee For Children Of New York Celebration Breakfast

Posted: October 25th, 2011 | by Yuval Sheer

On October 18, 2011, the Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (“CCC”) honored Judge Corriero with the Eleanor Roosevelt Award during its Annual Celebration Breakfast.

In his acceptance speech, Judge Corriero thanked the CCC, its chairman Marcy Sandler, Executive Director Jennifer March-Joly and dedicated volunteers for their tireless work to ensure a better future for New York’s children. Judge Corriero stated:

“Eleanor Roosevelt believed in the power of the American dream and what it represented. Why do I believe in the American dream so firmly? In 1945 when Citizens’ Committee for Children was founded by Eleanor Roosevelt and several prominent New Yorkers who cared about New York City’s children and their welfare, I was one of those children. I was just three years old living in a tenement in Little Italy… my father did the work of a longshoreman and my mother was a seamstress on lower Broadway. Neither of them was formally educated. Yet in one generation we went from that poor tenement household to a judge. That’s the American dream. That’s what animates me. That’s what Citizens’ Committee for Children stands for. That’s why I’m so proud to have accepted this award… it will continue to inspire me and it’s going to be the sword I use to cut down opposition to fair and reasonable justice. We are going to, together, transform juvenile justice in New York.”

Judge Corriero at the CCC 2011 Celebration Breakfast with Breakfast Honoree Charles M. Blow, Visual Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times; CCC’s Executive Director Jennifer March-Joly; and Breakfast Honoree Lisa Philp, Incoming Vice President for Strategic Philanthropy and Director of GrantCraft, Foundation Center.


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