In the News: Sunita Manjrekar, CHI Coordinator of NY Projects, Joins Hicksville School Board
CHI is proud to announce that Sunita Manjrekar, Coordinator of NY Projects for Children’s Hope India, joined the Hicksville Public School Board of Education on July 1, 2017, and will serve a three-year term.
Sunita spearheaded the committee that worked on making Diwali a holiday in the Hicksville School District. She presented to the board a unique perspective from the student’s point of view of the importance of having Diwali as a holiday so that students would not have to make the difficult choice of missing out on celebrating an important festival with family and friends or missing a school day in order to observe the holiday. A child each from Elementary, Middle and High School presented in front of the school board. Sunita is the first person of Indian descent to serve on the board.
Sunita is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) with over 17 years of experience and proven leadership specializing in the field of substance abuse and workforce development. She has also worked on behalf of the Nassau County Department of Social Services (NCDSS), where she developed innovative programs to help the public assistance population achieve self-sufficiency and economic independence. Please join us in congratulating Sunita!