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“Shopping” For Management Careers! Ridge Hill Academy Graduates Spring 2015 Class

for Monday, May 18, 2015

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“Shopping” For Management Careers! Ridge Hill Academy Graduates
Spring 2015 Class

Ridge Hill shopping center and Yonkers Partners in Education completes 5th session of popular career exploration program


Westchester’s Ridge Hill developer Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) and Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) are proud to announce the graduation of the fifth session of Ridge Hill Academy students!!

Join us in commending graduates of this innovative six-week career-exploration initiative for Yonkers high school students. Through training, seminars and mentoring, Ridge Hill Academy gives participating Yonkers students exposure to a host of management careers in the retail and shopping center industry.

Whole Foods Market, which supported the program by providing refreshments to students throughout the session, will have treats on hand for graduation as well.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 3:30 pm


Wendy Nadel, Executive Director, YPIE
Frederick Llamas, Junior, Riverside HS
Kathyfel Urena, Sophomore, Yonkers HS
Luke Heywood, motivational speaker
David Shore, Assistant General Manager, Ridge Hill


Ridge Hill Shopping Center
WestMED building – 2ND Floor
73 Market Street
Yonkers, NY

About Yonkers Partners In Education
Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) is a private, not-for-profit organization working in partnership with the Yonkers Public Schools to increase the number of students who complete a post-secondary program. Access to college and career advisors, scholarship and financial aid assistance, college visits, application essay coaching, SAT preparation and more ensure that underserved middle and high school students in Yonkers have the same opportunities as children in more affluent communities. Visit YPIE online at

About Ridge Hill
Ridge Hill is the best destination in Westchester to SHOP, DINE and PLAY. Patterned on a classic downtown, this family-friendly outdoor center features a central Town Square and children’s play area. In addition to an eclectic mix of popular fashion, sports and technology retailers, the center is home to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, a 12-screen National Amusements Showcase Cinema de Lux, Whole Foods, LA Fitness and eight delicious full-service restaurants including The Cheesecake Factory, Havana Central, Lefteris Gyro, Elevation Burger, Texas de Brazil, Little Buddha, Angelo’s Family Style Italian and Yard House. Ridge Hill features 160,000 square feet of office space, approximately 110,000 square feet of which is occupied by WESTMED Medical Group offices and urgent care center. Located at Exit 6A off the New York State Thruway and at the Tuckahoe Road West Exit from the Sprain Brook Parkway, Ridge Hill is easily accessible to all Westchester, Putnam and NYC Metropolitan-area residents and visitors. Learn more at Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Forest City Ratner Companies
FCRC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Forest City Enterprises, Inc., owns and operates 34 properties in the New York metropolitan area. Forest City Enterprises, Inc. is an NYSE-listed national real estate company with $8.2 billion in total assets. The Company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate and land throughout the United States. For more information, visit