Valley National Bank Sponsors La Casa’s 45th Anniversary Gala!

WAYNE, N.J. - Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - Valley National Bank joined La Casa De Don Pedro (La Casa) and other community leaders in the celebration of La Casa’s 45th Anniversary Year at their gala event held on November 14th at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.

Left to right: Cassandra Roio, Matilde Rebelo, Cindy Ledis and Jorge Flamengo celebrate La Casa’s 45th anniversary.

Fitting to this location and La Casa’s revitalization efforts, attendees were entertained by local musicians and connected with award-winning neighborhood artists with their works on display. The Newark Print Shop, a community fine art printmaking studio founded in 2012, was also on hand screen printing souvenir posters at the venue.

Attendees had the pleasure of hearing testimonials from the Nunez family as generations of their family have participated in La Casa’s preschool and afterschool programs. Coincidentally, their oldest daughter is featured on La Casa’s commentative 45 th Anniversary Mural “Together We Rise” by Layqa Nuna Yawar. This image of a hopeful child writing her future is a permanent fixture in Lower Broadway the heart of La Casa’s neighborhood revitalization area symbolizing the work of La Casa to promote youth, family, health and community through a variety of targeted neighborhood development programs.

About La Casa
La Casa has an expansive service delivery model designed to meet the ever-changing social services needs embedded across the life cycle of the children, individual, and families in Newark’s under-served communities. La Casa provides expanded, multidimensional services in the following areas: early childhood development, youth educational, cultural and recreational programs, youth & family counseling, health initiatives, HIV/AIDS prevention & services, WorkForce development & job placement, affordable housing development and counseling, community development and organizing, Lead Safe Home Remediation, and home energy assistance, and home energy conservation. Each year La Casa serves more than 50,000 people largely in Greater Newark and Essex County.

About Valley
Valley National Bancorp is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with approximately $23 billion in assets. Its principal subsidiary, Valley National Bank, currently operates over 200 branch locations in northern and central New Jersey, the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, and Florida. Valley National Bank is one of the largest commercial banks headquartered in New Jersey with Executive Offices in Manhattan and West Palm Beach. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy. For more information about Valley National Bank and its products and services, please visit a convenient branch location, www.valleynationalbank.com or call our Customer Service Team at 800-522-4100.