I was on the school bus when I took this photo. It was at the red light and my students were singing songs and playing games and I looked out the window and saw this image…
It reads, When it Reigns, I’m poor- Mario
When I was in College, I got an internship at the New York City Housing Authority. I was working in the Garden and Greening Program and hired by Rob Bennaton, the happy man in the picture….also the only man in the picture.
When I left, I told my sister, Yunis, about the internship. Yunis applied and was the next person Rob hired. Before she left, she passed on the position to my brother who then passed it on to our youngest sister, April, who now works there. Can you believe, all my younger siblings were also hired by Rob?
That’s why it is important to have a good record where ever you go.
Each summer since 2008, someone in my house was working for Rob or because of Rob. Each summer he shared with us different words of wisdom.
Rob is now leaving the New York City Housing Authority for a bigger and better position in California.
I am very happy for him and wish him and his beautiful family all the best.
Thank you Rob for your constant words of wisdom and for looking out for my family your help towards us will never be forgotten.