Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement Inc. (HCCI) celebrated its 11th Annual “Let Us Break Bread Together” awards dinner on Thursday, April 25, at The Prince George Ballroom in New York City. The elegant ballroom played host to an array of powerful guests including business owners, civic and community leaders, such as former Mayor David N. Dinkins, state Assemblyman Keith Wright and others.
Co-hosted by Brenda Blackmon, co-anchor of “My9 TV News” and “Cosby Show” actress Yvette Heyliger, the awards dinner honored Curtis L. Archer, president of the Harlem Community Development Corporation, Distinguished Service Award recipient; Michael L. Beal, Outstanding Leadership Award recipient; Angela E. Guy, senior vice president of diversity and Inclusion at L’Oreal USA, Trailblazer Award recipient; Maxine Griffith, executive vice president for Government and community affairs at Columbia University, Neighborhood Partner Award recipient; and Hon. Darryl C. Towns, commissioner/CEO of New York state Homes and Community Renewal, who was presented with HCCI’s most prestigious award, the Rev. Canon Frederick B. Williams Community Service Award, for his decades-long commitment to affordable housing.
HCCI also recognized three supporting organizations that have worked with the non-profit since its inception: the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Prestige Management Inc. and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.