Students from all-girls Catholic school help Fuller Center renovate row houses in Yonkers
YONKERS, N.Y. — With new home construction and land acquisition costly in its service area, much of the work The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater New York City does is taking existing housing stock and upgrading it to have new lives as simple, decent housing for those in need of affordable places to live. One of the places that’s happening is in southwest Yonkers, where they are working on Moquette Row Housing South in southwest Yonkers, a neighborhood of row houses built in the 1880s. With such a long history, there is much work to do to bring these properties back into good condition.
Fortunately, The Fuller Center of Greater NYC has a strong contingent of volunteers, many of them cultivated from its years of recruiting youth into service, including through its annual Builders Camp. America’s largest Catholic newspaper with a bi-weekly circulation of more than 135,000, Catholic New York, caught up with one of those groups of students serving with The Fuller Center — a team from the all-girls Church of the Holy Child of Rye, N.Y., where the school’s motto is “Actions, Not Words.”