21st Century Career and Community Expo

Tel: 315-733-1399 - A premier education, training, employment and business exhibition in the Tri-State area of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. All attendees are welcome!.


Tel: 315-733-1399 - Since 2004, EMPOWERING TODAY'S PROFESSIONALS Has a Proven Education Curriculum that has Inspired 1,000s to LAND JOBS QUICKER. Win the Race for 21st Century Jobs.

Mohawk Valley Community College

MVCC was an awesome location for a very successful Latino Summit 2011. View video on right.

Rod Colon Can Make Your Next Event a Success

Tel: 315-733-1399 - Motivational Speaker, Author, Career Coach. Co-Host of Radio Show "YOUR CAREER IS CALLING.

Boy Scouts Revolutionary Trails

When you join the Boy Scouts of America, it's an extension of your family.

iPower Global Solutions' Speakers and Sponsors

Tel: 315-733-1399 - Ensuring Companies Succeed through Events, Public Relations, Fund Raisers and Sponsorships. We mix non-traditional venues, dynamic leaders and socially interactive environments.


Committed to improve living standards, achieve awareness among different cultures, shape the minds of our youth to continue the strides our ancestors made.

The Neighborhood Center, Inc.

Provides a full range of outreach, preventative, developmental and therapeutic human services for nearly 20,000 people.

SouthGate Ministries Church

Serving as a south gate to the Mohawk Valley.

United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area

An independent, locally governed United Way non-profit organization that has been serving the people of the Mohawk Valley since 1921.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Latino Association's 7th Annual Christmas Celebration Takes Place Friday!

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Who:      The Mohawk Valley Latino Association, Inc. (MVLA)

What:     7ma Fiesta Navideña Anual/ 7th Annual Christmas Celebration ~ 2011

Where:   Urban HeadQuarters, 807 Broad St., Utica, NY

When:    Viernes,  16 de Diciembre / Friday, December 16, 2011

Time:     6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The MVLA encourages your attendance and participation on December 16th at their Latino Holiday Celebration. Don't come alone, bring a friend or family member and also plan to join the ranks of the  Association during their annual  membership drive. Friday's event will offer great Latino food, refreshments, and dancing to some HOT LATIN MUSIC WITH FREE LESSONS OFFERED!!

Attendees are also requested to bring an unwrapped child’s toy to be donated to a needy child. 

Tickets: $15, adult; $10 Senior Citizens, $5 child (6-18 years old), Children age 5 and under FREE.

Contact Information:

Mohawk Valley Latino Association, Inc.

309 Genesee Street (Park Ave. Entrance) 3rd Floor, Utica, NY

(315)738-1083 ext. 121 or 147

Utica Mayor Elect Palmieri Name's "Quality of Life" Committee

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Community Affairs Specialist and Committee Co-Facilitator Gene Allen describes the Committee's main function is to identify key factors that influence quality of life in the City's neighborhoods. Issues that have a widespread negative impact on our community including illegal drug activities, nuisance properties, prostitution, and unauthorized dumping will be addressed. The Committee will also focus on codes enforcement, noise ordinance, and animal control. He also sated that these Quality of Life Indicators directly affect people’s perceptions of the City and that we need to create a pleasant and safe environment for people to live and work.

The Committee will convene at 6 PM on Wednesday, December 21 at the Utica City Hall Common Council Chambers to begin addressing the City's Quality of Life issues. An initial assessment is targeted to be prepared for the Mayor's review by the end of March.

Gene A. Allen Community Affairs Specialist
Craig Grant Community Coordinator – The HomeOwnership Center

Committee Members:
Frances Fraizer - Cornhill – Family Advocate Utica City School District
Mario Colon - Cornhill – Creative Director Hispanic Federation
Bill Phillips - Cornhill – Former 5th District Councilman
Lu Pway Doh - Cornhill – Volunteer to the Multi Ethnic Association of Burma

Lucretia Hunt - East Utica - GED Coordinator BOCES
Nedzad Fmajic - East Utica – Contractor
Ramo Libic - East Utica – Business Owner

Patrick Johnson - West Utica – Principal - New Life Institute
Robin Raabe - West Utica – Owner, Tramontane Cafe
Jim Zecca - West Utica – Common Council Member
Lori Washburn - West Utica – Resident

Gary Harvey - North Utica – Proctor Youth Construction Initiative
Nicholas Fazio - North Utica – Resident
Diane Carvel - North Utica – Resident

Tony Colon - South Utica – President at Techno-Logic Solutions, Inc..
Jeannette Spina - South Utica – Retired Teacher

John Catera - Founder Utica Landlord Association
David Cocomazzi- General Manager, Radisson Hotel Utica Centre

Student Representative - Thomas R. Proctor High School
Student Representative - Notre Dame High School

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Celebrate the Holidays at the MVLA's Fiesta Navideña!

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