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Leaders Join Forces for New York City's Homeless and At-Risk Youth

Local real estate, development and construction industry leaders will come together on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at the 20th Annual Lifeline Award Dinner to recognize individual accomplishments and raise critical funds for Covenant House New York (CHNY), the city's largest nonprofit adolescent care agency serving homeless, runaway and at-risk youth.

The Lifeline Award Dinner has generated over $10 million for CHNY, which has given over 150,000 at-risk young adults the skills necessary to build an independent future through innovative outreach programs. Many Lifeline participants commit more than financial resources, providing invaluable mentoring and jobs to youth through CHNY's Community Resource and Regional Training Centers. To date, over 150 CHNY clients have benefited from permanent employment opportunities in the highly competitive real estate and construction industries.

"The Lifeline Award Dinner is a special tradition that has been indispensable to the growth, success and vitality of Covenant House and the young lives we serve," says Bruce Henry, Executive Director of CHNY. "Without the incredible support from these industries, programs that directly impact our kid's futures would not have been possible."

One longtime Lifeline Award Dinner supporter, Franklin Square Iron Works, has been responsible for launching the careers of nearly 100 CHNY youth over the past five years. Many of its young employees have advanced to careers in the industry, and in some cases now earn upwards of $50,000 a year.

The black tie event kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Marriot Marquis in Times Square and will recognize the achievements and contributions of Michael J. Romano of Williams Real Estate Co., Inc. Chris Wragge, co-anchor of WCBS-TV's news at noon and 5 p.m., will host the event. Personal stories from the Lifeline Award Dinner and interviews with CHNY leadership and representatives are available upon request.

Covenant House New York (CHNY)

Founded in 1969, CHNY is New York City's largest non-profit adolescent care agency serving at-risk youth between the ages of 18-21. CHNY provides a safe environment to meet the basic needs of young adults while offering job training and support services to help them become self-sufficient and independent adults. For more information logon to

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