Nicole Hines, Nyack Center Assistant Director
Nicole Hines was born and raised in Nyack. She attended Nyack Public Schools. She and her husband Anthony are childhood sweethearts and raised their family of 3 in Nyack. Nicole has worked at Nyack Center for 14 years but, her history with Nyack Center is much longer. Nicole first came to Nyack Center as a teen in our After-School Program. She remembers fondly her days; doing homework, dancing, playing ping pong and pool, arts and crafts with Ms. Kris Burns. However, her 11-year-old passion was for Double Dutch.
Double Dutch is a competitive team sport involving several people and 2 or more jump ropes. Nicole's mom, Martha Hines brought Double Dutch back to Nyack. Nicole was best at speed in her Double Dutch experience under the coaching of Edie Forman.
Double Dutch may have been what brought her to Nyack Center but, the mission and love for community is what kept her here. "I love the mission, I love the families we serve. I have a passion for helping others." says Nicole. She credits her beloved Grandmother, Bea Mickle for instilling that passion. Bea, a hero in her own right, fostered over 80 children and adopted 8 children in addition to her 4 biological ones.
"I just get a good feeling from helping" says Nicole when sharing some stories about young people she has worked with. One young woman she helped by taking her into her home when she had no place to live. Nicole feels connected to young people., "I can relate to young people having a hard time. I want to be here for them. I offer them guidance, an ear, my home, my car or a meal.
When asked about the future of Nyack Center, Nicole said, "I would love to see Nyack Center add a gym. A gym would provide more options and a safe place for kids, teens and young adults to play basketball."
Nicole is one of our heroes and like her grandmother Bea before her makes a difference in the lives of children, teens and adults in our community. Nicole summed it up by saying, "My time at Nyack Center has influenced me to be the person I am today. I am able to let my heart shine through Nyack Center." Lucky Nyack Center, Lucky Nyack!
Nyack Center staff & community members will be submitting posts following this year's theme, "We can be heroes"... We can all be heroes and make a difference in our world!...#nyackcenter
Honor our heroes Jen Hatch & Sue Smith and Annie Hekker Weiss & Paul Weiss at our Legacy Gala on Saturday Nov 4, 2017! Support our children and programs by becoming a sponsor, purchasing a celebratory ad in honor of our incredible honorerees and/or purchase your tickets to this yearly extravaganza before its SOLD OUT!
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Nyack Center staff & community members submit posts highlighting our community.