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Alice Joselow

Community Advisor

Alice Joselow is a wife, mom of three and community advocate. She has lived in Ossining for 25 years. She currently works for the Open Door Family Medical Center where she coordinates and chairs a federally funded (SAMHSA Drug Free Communities grant) coalition called Ossining Communities That Care. Alice has a BA from Colgate University and a MS from Columbia in Metallurgy/Materials Science. Prior to having her kids, Alice worked for IBM in the Materials/Packaging Development. Alice has volunteered in the PTA where she organized many activities including storytelling festivals, afterschool programs, and assemblies and served as president for several years. Alice was elected to the Ossining Board of Education (BOE) in 1999 and served for 12 years on the board. In the course of her BOE service she worked to keep kids first, to narrow the achievement gap and ensure equitable and high academic outcomes for all students. Additionally during her BOE service, she worked to build up many new community collaborations, to negotiate responsible contracts, to find solutions to the space issues, to bring in responsible budgets and helped to plan and pass several bond issues. Alice was elected to the Ossining Public Library Board of Trustees in 2012. She is currently the President of the OPL BOT. Alice also helped to start "A Kid's Place" day care center, and was the managing vice president of the Ossining Food Pantry for many years as well. In addition, Alice is a founding member of both the Ossining Communities That Care (OCTC) community coalition and Ossining MATTERS, the local educational foundation. In 2004, the OCTC coalition was awarded a SAMHSA DFC grant and she became the Coordinator and Co-Chair of the coalition. On a family note, her husband is a mechanical engineer in NYC and they have been married for 30 years. All three of their children graduated from OHS and are currently 26, 24 and 21. Their daughter was a history major in college, served as a Teach For America (TFA) corps member in New Orleans and is attending Rabbinic school, their middle son graduated from college majoring in Public Policy, was a TFA corps member in Washington DC and is now a teacher in DC, and their youngest son is a senior in college balancing studies with a full extracurricular life. As a family, they love to spend time together on Cape Cod. Alice's guiding principal is the age-old proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child."

Alice Joselow's Contributions

  1. Footnote Cafe In Ossining Library Closing

    Footnote Cafe In Ossining Library Closing

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Footnote Café, run by Rich Foshay and Beylka Krupp of Wobble Café on Campwoods Road in Ossining, will be closing at the end of the month.They have managed the Footnote Café since its opening in 2007 at the Ossining Public Library. The library board said it working on plans to provide vending machines as a short term solution, while it evaluates future plans for the ...

  2. GoFundMe Launched For Ossining Teens To Attend Conference

    GoFundMe Launched For Ossining Teens To Attend Conference

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Twenty-five Ossining High School teens who are members of Youth 2 Youth have started a GoFundMe page in an effort to raise funds to help pay their way to attend a four-day Y2Y Leadership Conference.During the conference, held at Bryant College in Rhode Island, the teens will meet and hear leadership speakers, live on a college campus for four days and then come back to ...

  3. Mooyah Hosting Fundraiser For Ossining Youth

    Mooyah Hosting Fundraiser For Ossining Youth

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Join Y2Y teens for a burger, shake and fries this Thursday June 2 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Mooyah Burger as they try to raise money for tuition for the 4-day Youth To Youth Summer Leadership Conference in Rhode Island.Patrons who say they are at Mooyah for the Y2Y will help get the organization 25 percent of the profits.

  4. Anne M. Dorner Program Helps Parents Guide Kids In Summer Transition Year

    Anne M. Dorner Program Helps Parents Guide Kids In Summer Transition Year

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Anne M. Dorner Middle School will host "Pack Your Summer Suitcase" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the cafetorium on May 24.The focus of the evening will be to provide parents with tools and tips to keep their middle school teens safe during the unstructured summer months between eighth and ninth-grade as they transition to high school.Guest speakers include Karen ...

  5. Ossining Public Library Names New Director

    Ossining Public Library Names New Director

    OSSINING, N.Y. – After a nationwide search, the Ossining Public Library has named Karen LaRocca-Fels the new director of the library, effective Sept. 1. LaRocca-Fels received her bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College, and went on to fall in love with library work while working at the Monroe Free Library in Monroe, New York. She continued her education and received a master’s ...

  6. Ossining's Open Door Trains Future Health Care Leaders

    Ossining's Open Door Trains Future Health Care Leaders

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Open Door Family Medical Center will once again offer the Future Health Care Leader (FHCL) program in Ossining for teenagers who will be entering ninth to 12th Grades this fall. The FHCL summer program is being done in collaboration with the Ossining school district. The program will run four weeks, from June 29 to July 23, Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m.-2:30 ...

  7. Ossining Event Aims To Keep Kids From Substance Abuse

    Ossining Event Aims To Keep Kids From Substance Abuse

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Keeping kids away from illicit substances is as difficult a job as ever. Several community organizations, including Ossining Communities That Care and Putnam's Drug Crisis In Our Backyard, came together to host Setting Our Kids On A Substance-Free Path: An Evening Of Prevention For Rivertown Parents at the Ossining Public Library Tuesday night. Dr. Rachel Schoolcraft ...

  8. Ossining Library Hosts Substance Abuse Prevention Talk

    Ossining Library Hosts Substance Abuse Prevention Talk

    OSSINING, N.Y. – Several community organizations are joining forces to host a substance abuse prevention panel, which will be held Tuesday, May 12, at the Ossining Public Library. The free event is titled “Evening of Prevention for Rivertown Parents.” Representatives of Arms Acres, Croton Community Coalition, Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, Ossining Communities That Care and Phelps ...

  9. Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Offered In Ossining

    Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Offered In Ossining

    OSSINING, N.Y. – Youth Mental Health First Aid training will be provided Saturday, May 2 and Saturday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave. Sponsored by Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Project AWARE and delivered by certified instructors, the training will offer participants a five-step action plan that will provide adults with the knowledge to ...

  10. Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Comes To Ossining

    Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Comes To Ossining

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is coming to the Ossining Public Library on Fridays, April 17 and 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Saturdays, May 2 and 9, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Youth mental health first aid training is an eight-hour education program that introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, ...

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