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TSONY Inc., 7th Annual Fundraiser

Tender Steps of New York, Inc. held it’s 7th Annual Fundraiser Virtually on Saturday, April 17, 2021, 7:00 - 9:00 PM which is actually a declared Tender Steps of New York, Inc. Day in 2016, by former Spring Valley Mayor Demeza Delhomme and the Village Board of Trustees.


This year’s theme is “Making it Together”. This fundraiser supports TSONY, Inc. and helps to fund the many community programs that we facilitate and support. Tender Steps of New York, Inc. is a 501(c3) non-profit founded in 2014 by Evelyn Bautista-Miller, Certified Bilingual LMSW & SDA. TSONY, Inc. (, Our goal is to provide quality bilingual social work, advocacy, case management services and workshops within schools, community, and shelters to better serve families within the Rockland County area. 

Our 2021 Honorees: 

Vivian Street, Community Leader & Activist 

Victoria Shaw, Director of Wellcore, Inc., 

Micheal Miller, Founder Citizens United to Protect Our Neighborhood (C.U.P.O.N.) Michael E. Smith, East Ramapo Central School District (ERCSD) Director of Fine & Performing Arts 

Special Guest Speakers: 

We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Betty A. Rosa as a special guest speaker. Dr. Betty A. Rosa is the newly appointed Commissioner of Education and the President of the University of the State of New York. Dr. Betty A. Rosa is the first Latina woman to serve in this position. Another guest speaker is Dr. Cindy Bautista-Thomas, Co-Founder of Velocity Visions, Inc. Dr. Sandra Ortiz, MD, FAAP, Bardonia Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Health Physicians and TSONY, Inc. Board Member will also be our special guest speaker.


TSONY Inc., WEBINAR  Thursday, May 21, 2020   7-8 p.m. 

"Redefining C.O.V.I.D." Courageously Overcoming in a Viable, Innovative & Determined way

What: Provide tools & strategies through a webinar to enable participants to not only survive but thrive during this time.

Feel free to join us for a free webinar hosted by Tender Steps of New York, Inc. Only the first 100 that register will be guaranteed a live spot. The zoom webinar link will be emailed to you se


Español-Unirse con nosotros para un seminario web gratuito organizado por Pasos Tiernos de Nueva York, Inc. 

Solo a los primeros 100 que se registren se les garantizará un lugar en vivo. El enlace del webinar de zoom se le enviará por correo electrónico por separado. 


Kreyol-Santi yo lib yo rantre nan nou pou yon webinar gratis akomode pa sansib Etap nan New York, Inc.

Se sèlman premye 100 ki enskri yo pral garanti yon plas viv. Nap voye lien webinaire zoom la nan yon e-mail sépare.


TSONY Inc., 6th Annual Fundraiser

Sunday, April 7, 2019 1-5 p.m. at the Nyack Seaport.

The theme was "It Takes a Village".

The event was held at:
The Nyack Seaport

This Fundraiser supports TSONY, Inc. and helps to fund the many community programs that we facilitate and support. These include providing educational, mental health, and parenting workshops within the schools, community, and shelters.


Our Honorees were:

Honorable Toney L. Earl, Chairman of the Rockland County Legislature
Honorable Ellen C. Jaffee, NYS Assembly Member
Dr. Deborah L. Wortham, Superintendent, East Ramapo Central School District
Our Keynote was Mrs. Valerie Hollingsworth-Baker,
The 25th International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.


TSONY Inc, 5th Annual Fundraiser

Sunday, April 29, 2018 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Nyack Seaport.

We look forward to enjoying an amazing evening of entertainment, gourmet meals, free open bar (Domestic Beer & Fine Wine) and bidding on amazing silent auction items, beside a beautiful view of the Hudson River.   

This year's Fundraiser will help support amazing programs and services, like TSONY Inc, Program Highlights of 2017 and with your support, going into 2018. 

Early Bird ticket price is $75 before March 29, 2018 and $85 after.   

Once you purchase/donate, you will receive an automatic tax deductible letter with your donation from TSONY, Inc.  Thank you so much for your support.  

TSONY, Inc. continues to provide programs in shelters within Rockland County; as well as facilitate parenting workshops within the community and schools.  

PERFORMANCE BY: The Spring Valley Inspirational Dancers (Youth)- Sherry Scott & Youths

HOSTED BY: Comic Strip Live Comedian, Ron Nobles


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Alicia Anabel Santos-  Founder & CEO of the NYC Latina Writers Group - The Writing Midwife ~ Author, Playwright, Director, Producer and Writing Coach


Pierre Oscar- Vice President of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. in the New Rochelle-White Plains Alumni.  He is also an active member with the Kappa League Youth Organization.

Sabrina Charles-Pierre- East Ramapo School Board Member

Ramon Soto- Executive Director of "El Sol De NY" a Newspaper in Haverstraw  

Kim Foskew- Community Activist.

TSONY Inc, 4th Annual Fundraiser

Sunday, June 11, 2017 1-5 p.m. at the Nyack Seaport.

Tender Steps of New York, Inc., held its 4th Annual Fundraiser for the underserved families of Rockland County, N.Y. on June 11, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM at THE NYACK SEAPORT & we appreciate your support! 

MC: Comedian Marc A. Gerber

DJ: Cheeky Star

PERFORMING: Spring Valley Inspirational Dancers

HONOREES: Romel Alvarez, President of Parents United of East Ramapo

Grant Valentine, Rockland Community College Board of Trustees

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Andrew K. Mandel, Co-Founder and Leader of Strong East Ramapo 

TSONY’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser of 4/17/16 - RECAP:

The Board of Directors of Tender Steps of New York, Inc.  is grateful for the community support that led to “Sellout” attendance at their event. Also, the “Star” quality of their keynote speaker, Dr. Betty A. Rosa, who was elected Chancellor of the NYS Board of Regents in April, 2016 and guest speaker, Kevin Lopez, co-founder of LPZ Media. Last, but not least, it was a delight to recognize the following deserving honorees: Ana Vila, Family Resource Coordinator of The Early Childhood Center at Hempstead Elementary School Jacqueline Polanco-Fernandez, Principal of The Early Childhood Center in East Ramapo School District Luis Nivelo, devoted member of Padres Unidos, the Hispanic parents advocacy for public school students organization. 

1) Summer meetings concerning the Spring Valley Courthouse waiting area project.  

2) Executed a series at the Early Childhood Center in East Ramapo in December 2017.

3) Improving Parent-Child Relations, Building Your Child's Self-Esteem, Managing Difficult Behaviors, Teaching Internet Safety,  workshops at the Nyack Center with the Nyack School District at the end of March 2018.

4) TSONY's last series at Good Counsel Homes was held on Thursday, June 14th.

5) TSONY's "My Brother's Keeper" series at Spring Valley High School, Saturday, June 2, 2018. Topics: Ways to be emotionally supportive to your children and ways to help your children make better decisions.

6) Executed two Yoga events at the Good Counsel Homes Shelter in Spring Valley

7) We have submitted 2 projects proposals within Rockland County.

8) We conducted a workshop in the NYC Department of Education February of 2019.

8) We conducted two parenting workshops with the Nyack Union Free School District in March 2019.



1) Facilitated a series of workshop at the Early Childhood Center at the East Ramapo School District.

2) Conducted series of workshops at the Nyack School District held at the Nyack Center.

3) Upcoming series of workshops at the Good Counsel Homes in Spring Valley.

4) Series of workshops at the Pomona Family Shelter.

5) Conducted parenting workshop "How to Help my Child Succeed." on January 27, 2018 at Spring Valley High School.

6) Successfully Executed a Youth & Parent Conference at RCC- Rockland Community College- December 9, 2017.

7)  Completed a Makeover at the Good Counsel Homes- Homeless Shelter in collaboration with NPE- Naomi Program of Excellence - November 18 & 19, 2017.

8) Conducted a Women's Wellness Workshop  October 21, 2017 at RCC - Rockland Community College.

9) Conducted our NEW parenting workshop "The 5 E's in Parenting" on May 2, 2017 at the Early Childhood Center.

10) "Summer Fun Learning" workshop which was held on May 24, 2017 at the Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center. This workshop provided parents/guardians with the tools & strategies on how to prevent their child from Summer reading loss.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - "Summer Fun Learning" Workshop

Ms. Evelyn Bautista-Miller, Bilingual Certified LMSW, SDA, provided tools and strategies to put the fun into Summer Learning. This free workshop took place at the Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center, 110 Bethune Blvd, Spring Valley, N.Y. 10977.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - "The 5 E's of Parenting" Workshop

Our brand new parenting workshop, "The 5 E's of Parenting," was held at the cafeteria of the Early Childhood Center, 465 Viola Rd., Spring Valley, N.Y. 10977.

March 15, 2017 - Evening at Nyack College

The Nyack Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement invited Ms. Evelyn Bautista-Miller, Columbia University Professor and Founder/CEO of Tender Steps of New York, Inc., to lead a discussion of Paulo Freire's classical text "Pedagogy of the Oppressed.




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