May 02, 2011
John’s University Ozanam Scholar, Eugenia Soldatos, was named NY1
News’ "New Yorker of the Week," a human-interest feature segment
that honors one person who makes a difference in New York City each
Eugenia, who will be graduating with a degree in Legal Studies
at the Queens Commencement on May 15, was selected by NY1 for her
work on "Project Identity," a program that assists clients of St. John’s Bread and
Life soup kitchen to apply for various forms of
identification, including birth certificates and non-driver’s
identification cards. Without these essential forms of ID, many of
the clients cannot obtain the services that would otherwise be
accessible to them.
Watch the NY1 segment here.
As a freshman in the Ozanam
Scholars program in 2008, Eugenia worked on a Voter
Registration campaign at Bread and Life where she realized that
many clients had no legal identification, and that many did not
have the means to obtain ID. She, along with fellow scholar John
Wilson, created Project ID which has served over 960 New Yorkers in
just two and a half years.
In March, Eugenia was named one of 15 finalists for the National
Student in Service Award, for her dedication to making Project ID a
here to read more about Eugenia.
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