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Deirdre Glenn

MapNewburgh, NY
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Many people have stepped up to help suffering Newburgh, but few have gone above and beyond like Deirdre Glenn. She’s the driving force behind the Newburgh Armory Unity Center, a nonprofit organization that hosts educational and athletic events for city youth at the renovated Newburgh Armory. Citizenship and naturalization programs, as well as English language and computer training classes that assist the Latino community, are also gaining popularity — between 500 and 600 people attend the programs at the center each week. Prior to her work at the armory, Glenn led Newburgh’s Habitat for Humanity for close to a decade. During her tenure, the chapter developed ReStore, a program that recycles building materials and furniture, and Habitat increased the number of houses it can build in a year from two to nearly 10.

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2013 Editors' Pick-- Best Friend to Newburgh

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Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2013
County: Orange
Pick: Editors' Picks

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