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February 28, 2020

Dropping Some Knowledge on Jamaica Ave - E-Newsletter

Jamaica Center BID Makes an Appearance at Queens High School for Sciences' Career Day
This week, Jahnavi Aluri, our Program Manager, and Fred Green, our Admin and Operations Manager, participated in the Queens High School for the Sciences’ Career Day to share their professional and educational experiences with these gifted high school students. Jahnavi and Fred answered questions on a broad range of topics ranging from retail on Jamaica Avenue to how our BID partners with city government. Fred’s prior experience serving in both FEMA and the Special Services sparked a lot of excitement. Additional inquiries were made by curious students as to whether our office provides free lunch to BID employees. The answer to that, dear reader, is no. All of our nonprofit’s funding is used to support district services such as supplemental sanitation, beautification and small business support, rather than our growling stomachs (check our annual report which contains a financial statement breakdown of our expenses here). However, all of us on the team love to purchase our lunches from the many great restaurants on Jamaica Avenue. Lately we have been traipsing to the newly-opened Plaintain Werks at 147-21 Jamaica Avenue. If you missed the article about this cute restaurant’s recent opening, check our past article here.
Our BID is more convinced than ever that our future is in great hands after liaising with these bright stars at the Queens High School for the Sciences. We hope our team helped inspire a new generation of potential BID managers, planners, and policy makers. Founded in 2002, Queens High School for the Sciences at York College is one of the nine specialized high schools in New York City, which admits students in NYC that based on scores attained on the Specialized High School Admissions Examination.
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