Community Chest maintains a professional office. Additionally, the organization offers hands-on office experience to high school and college interns, volunteers, and neighboring students including students from Kulanu - Jewish Coalition for Special Services. The team works to support the local agencies who assist residents in the community. This includes securing aid from neighboring merchants to sponsor local events and fundraisers, and working one-on-one with clients who lack basic life needs.
Meet Our Staff
Janna Strand is a native “Five Towner” and currently resides in the vicinity in Lynbrook. She has seen the impact of the work Chest does for the community and those who need assistance. She is very much looking forward to utilizing her non-profit management, marketing and communications skills for Community Chest events she has known since she was a child growing up in Hewlett. The significance of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” is something she witnesses on a daily basis through the work she is doing as Office Manager at Community Chest.
Evelyn Cabrera, a graduate of Lawrence School District and an incoming Sophomore in the Nursing program at Adelphi University, began with Community Chest South Shore as a "Panthers with a Purpose" Work/Study intern in October of 2016. She participated in the execution and production of events including the 7th Annual Neighbors in Need Dinner and Youth Board 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. She now works for Chest part-time assisting with Marketing, Communications and Administrative tasks.