The Greenburgh Town Board will appoint Andre Early as Interim Commissioner of the Department of Community Resources (Theodore Young Community Center) tonight at our Town Board meeting. Sadly, Bill Carter, who served as Commissioner since 2008, passed away last month.
André G. Early is a native New Yorker having been raised in the Parkway Homes section within the Town of Greenburgh. Mr. Early graduated from Valhalla High School and is a proud alumnus of Hampton University (Hampton, VA). Mr. Early continues to have strong ties to the Greenburgh and White Plains communities; as a member and former officer of Bethel Baptist Church, White Plains, NY, a member of the New York Hampton Alumni Club, a member of Bright Hope Lodge #62, and a mentor to youth.
By no means is Mr. Early a stranger to “The Center”. Throughout the late 70’s and early 80’s, Mr. Early was a camper and eventually became a counselor with the FGCC (TDYCC) sponsored summer camp. In later years, Mr. Early ensured that his parents, Wallace B. and Senora Ann Early, took advantage of programs sponsored by TDYCC and the Town of Greenburgh. Whether it was participating in the weekly art classes, being nourished by the Nutrition Program or attending the annual Summer Jazz Series, the Early family have been positively effected by the Theodore D. Young Community Center.
Prior to recently becoming Interim Commissioner for the Department of Community Resources with the Theodore D. Young Community Center, Mr. Early has served as Deputy Commissioner of the department and has been employed with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. International Headquarters located in Philadelphia, PA as the Director of Undergraduate & University Affairs. Mr. Early’s additional professional experience includes serving as a Community Disaster Specialist with the American Red Cross of Bergen County (NJ) and a Youth Aide with the City of White Plains Youth Bureau.
Mr. Early brings energy and passion that will assist the department with staying true to its stated mission, to positively impact the lives of those in the surrounding community and beyond.