Student Volunteer Receives SFLA Life Award

Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life of America President; Norvilia Etienne, Queens College SFLA President; Tina Whittingham, SFLA VP of Programs.

By Catherine Donohoe, Bridge Board President

Despite the Fourth Nor’Easter to hit New York City and its coast, the 2018 Student for Life Association’s (SFLA) Momentum Gala on March 21, 2018 continued on with great success.  As is the case with the today’s youth, they streamed the event so individuals who couldn’t get into NYC because of cancelled flights or bad roads could attend virtually! 

One of our own volunteers, Ms. Norvilia Etienne received the National Champions of Life Award at the gala for her fight to get a SFLA group on Queens College.  After applying to start the group, college administration refused to recognize the club without exclamation so Etienne took legal action against the school which quickly relented.  The Queens College SFLA group is becoming one of the leading pro-life forces in New York City, and with the group’s assistance, The Bridge to Life now has a voice on a secular NYC college campus!

Young college students that are pregnant and afraid now have on-campus support through their SFLA group who often refer them to Bridge.  Because of SFLA, these young women can now go into the campus nursing office and be given an option for life-affirming choices.  She no longer has to feel that she has to either choose between the life of her child and the life that she dreams to have.

We congratulate Norvilia Etienne and applaud the Queens College SFLA group for their determination and their passion towards the sanctity of human life.

 

Bridge’s New Website Offers Blog

Welcome to Bridge’s new blog initiative called BridgeChroniclesWe started the blog to keep donors and supporters informed of all that’s happening with and for Bridge as well as its women and families. 

“Our goal for the blog is for it to contain photos and stories about any events, our volunteers’ work in and outside of Bridge for our families as well as stories about our families and other topics that are relevant to our mission,” states Mary Beth Topczynski, Board Member and Project Manager for the new website.

She continues, “The new website is more user-friendly in that offers a simple, clean design which is easy to navigate and easy for users to locate the information they need.  With that in mind, many areas of the new website outside of the Calendar and Events areas won’t need constant updating.  The blog will be used to host those frequent content updates.” 

Additional story photos (if any) will be contained in a photo gallery which will be accessible from a link within the blog write-up or from the Site Map link found in the site footer.