White Plains — The Honorable Andre Rainey, Mayor of the city of Peekskill will be the keynote speaker of the 26th Annual Thomas H. Slater Community Center Martin Luther King Jr., Breakfast, Monday, January 21st at 8am. The annual fundraising breakfast in celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be held at the Crown Plaza, located 66 Hale Avenue in White Plains.
Andre K. Rainey affectionately known to many as “Noodle Noo” was sworn-in as the youngest Mayor in Peekskill history at the age of 33, Jan. 1, 2018, making history again. Rainey first made history when he was elected the youngest City Councilman in the City of Peekskill in 2015.
About the Thomas H. Slater Center: The Center opened in October 1979 under a tripartite agreement with the City of White Plains, the United Way of Westchester and the Urban League of Westchester. The Center was named in honor of the late Rev. Thomas H. Slater, an avid community leader and minister who served as pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church, which is located directly adjacent to the Center.
In 1980, the tripartite agreement was dissolved, a Board of Directors was formed and the Center became incorporated. The Center serves the 450 families who reside in the Winbrook Public Housing, in particular, and the City of White Plains, in general. In 2011, the word ‘Community’ was added to the Center’s name to give a self-explanation of the purpose of Slater.