Left to Right: Director of Constituent Services Rafi Silberberg, Office of Congressman Mike Lawler (NY-17), Putnam County Legislator Ginny Nacerino, District 4, Putnam County Executive Kevin Byrne , Chief Executive Officer of CBS Vicki Sylvester, Materion Plant Manager Matthew Nusinov, and Materion HR Director Jordan Zubini

Materion Advanced Materials Presents Community Based Services with $5000  

The Donation will Support the New Hudson Valley Interarts Center for People of all Abilities

Materion, of Brewster, NY, a global leader in advanced materials that enable technologies to create a safer and more sustainable world, presented Community Based Services (CBS) with a $5,000 donation to fund its innovative, new Hudson Valley InterArts Center in Patterson, NY. In attendance, and pictured in the photo from left to right are Director of Constituent Services Rafi Silberberg, Office of Congressman Mike Lawler (NY-17), Putnam County Legislator Ginny Nacerino, District 4, Putnam County Executive Kevin Byrne, Chief Executive Officer of CBS Vicki Sylvester, Ph.D., Materion Plant Manager Matthew Nusinov and Materion Director of Human Resources Jordan Zubini. 

Materion, a company that values diversity and inclusion, has previously partnered with Community Based Services in its Supported Employment Program, recently hiring Erin from CBS, as an administrative worker to its team. With the help of a job coach, Erin scans product orders into Materion’s computer system, ensuring they go into the proper file destination. According to HR Director Jordan Zubini, she is already making a difference in the short time she’s been part of the Materion team. 

One in four Americans has a disability and many face barriers to employment and to full community inclusion. Community Based Services, and its business partners like Materion, are removing these barriers by providing jobs and opportunities to engage fully in the community. Materion’s involvement in The Hudson Valley InterArts Center furthers it belief in accepting and embracing differences. Their donation plays a key role in providing a transformative community arts experience for many people, including those with disabilities.  

"We are grateful for companies like Materion that are invested in their community and in hiring people with diverse backgrounds and skills. We asked them to help and without any hesitation they said yes to hiring Erin and to supporting our local efforts at Hudson Valley InterArts.”

The Hudson Valley InterArts Center is CBS’s latest innovation. Like all of its individualized programming, CBS brings creativity and care to everything it offers. The InterArts Center is just one more example of that. It creates inclusive community and expressive arts, bridging technique, friendship, and self-development.  The Center is fast becoming a vibrant arts hub in the Hudson Valley where people of all abilities take interactive classes in music, art, crafts, pottery, dance, drama, yoga and more.  


New renovations will begin this spring with the expansion of creative spaces including a performance center, personal art spaces and a pottery studio. A music and podcast recording studio is slated to open later this year. Check out more details at hudsonvalleyinterarts.org. 


CBS provides people with autism and other disabilities the best quality of life through residential and community-based opportunities. The agency has been enriching lives, providing jobs, and cultivating dreams for people with disabilities since 1981. For more information on this and other CBS programs, please visit https://commbasedservices.org/.  



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