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Yonkers Partners in Education receives $10K

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Joan Oblak, general manager of The Container Store in Paramus, New Jersey, speaks to YPIE students at the chain’s Ridge Hill location about the importance of core values in a retail business.

Yonkers Partners in Education, a nonprofit serving students in Yonkers has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Ridge Hill shopping center’s developer Forest City for ongoing support of YPIE’s experience programs for high school students. YPIE has partnered with Forest City to offer the Ridge Hill Academy, which allows teens to explore management careers in the retail industry.  

Meghann Miraglia, Ridge Hill’s director of marketing, said, “We have a variety of professionals at Ridge Hill able to share unique expertise and impart to the students the type of skills and experience necessary to run a successful shopping center.”  

Workshops for the students this academic year were hosted by retailers at Ridge Hill, which included The Container Store, iFLY Westchester Indoor Skydiving, and LEGOLAND. At a graduation ceremony, each student received a certificate of completion. 

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