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Celebrating Women’s Month: Nadine Burns-Lyons, Founder of CSEE

Celebrating Women’s Month, Black Westchester interviewed Nadine Burns-Lyons, Founding Board of Directors member of the Charter School of Educational Excellence (CSEE) on our weekly talk radio show, People Before Politics, Sunday, March 14th. We celebrate Nadine Burns-Lyons for her commitment to develop students who are critical thinkers, motivated leaders, and lifelong learners.

Nadine Burns-Lyons, Founder / Secretary, is a Founder of CSEE and is the Secretary of the Board. Ms. Lyons is the Executive Director of The Sharing Community, Inc., a private not-for profit community based human services organization in Yonkers, NY. The Sharing Community provides shelter, permanent and transitional housing, HIV/STD outreach education and prevention services, and food services for its residents and the community at large through their soup kitchen. Ms. Lyons served on the Yonkers Education 2000 committee on science curriculum and educational assessment and has been a member of the Yonkers City Council President’s Task Force on Education. Ms. Lyons’s involvement with other civic organizations includes United Way of Westchester/Putnam, The Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus-Yonkers Chapter and the Yonkers Chapter NAACP, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She received her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. 

The fundamental belief at the Charter School of Educational Excellence is that ALL CHILDREN CAN LEARN.  All children have the right to attend schools in which they can progress and learn.  They shall have a real opportunity to learn equally rigorous content.  We hold our school accountable to the same standards as those of the highest performing schools in our state.

Black Westchester proudly celebrates Nadine Burns-Lyons as one of our Wonderful Women of Westchester for Women’s Month 2021.


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AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. AJ is a Father, Brother, Author, Writer, Journalism Fellow, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others.
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