Media Advisory

New York Fed President Williams to Visit the Bronx on November 19

November 07, 2018

NEW YORK—Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John C. Williams will visit the Bronx on Monday, November 19, to meet with leaders in business, community development, education, and government.

The day will begin in Hunts Point, with a tour of a Baldor Specialty Foods facility and a meeting with leadership from Baldor and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. From there, President Williams will head to the South Bronx to learn about Per Scholas, a training program focused on preparing unemployed or underemployed adults for technology careers.   

On the Grand Concourse, President Williams will sit down with Nick Lugo, President of the NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, for a moderated discussion at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. He will then participate in a lunch meeting with Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Borough President, and Marlene Cintron, Director of the Bronx Overall Development Corporation.

From there, he will head to Norwood to meet with leadership from Montefiore Hospital on providing small business support, neighborhood development, and quality housing to communities surrounding Montefiore’s facilities throughout the Bronx.

President Williams will conclude the day by meeting with the leadership of HERE to HERE, a Bronx-based nonprofit that unites employers, educators, and community-based organizations to connect young people to family-sustaining careers. While there, he will hear from high school students who are invested in the future of the Bronx.

This trip serves to inform President Williams on regional issues and is part of the New York Fed's ongoing efforts to assess economic conditions in the Federal Reserve's Second District.

Open Press Events:

Per Scholas Site Visit
Date: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 9:40 a.m. EST
Location: Per Scholas New York
804 East 138th Street
Bronx, NY 10454

Text and Q&A are not expected. Members of the press who wish to attend must register in advance by contacting Betsy Bourassa at the New York Fed: betsy.bourassa@ny.frb.org. Note that space for this engagement is limited.

Moderated Discussion at the Bronx Museum of the Arts
Date: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 10:45 a.m. EST
Location: The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456

Text is not expected. Q&A with the audience is expected. Members of the press who wish to attend must register in advance by contacting Betsy Bourassa at the New York Fed: betsy.bourassa@ny.frb.org.

Meeting with HERE to HERE’s Leadership and Young Adults

Date: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 3:15 p.m. EST
Location: HERE to HERE
452 East 149th Street, 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10455

Text and Q&A are not expected. Members of the press who wish to attend must register in advance by contacting Betsy Bourassa at the New York Fed: betsy.bourassa@ny.frb.org. Note that space for this engagement is limited.

Contact
Betsy Bourassa
(212) 720-6885
betsy.bourassa@ny.frb.org