It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since we launched the Circle of Care Awards (COCA) at the NYCHA Kings Borough & Hugh Ed Gilroy Senior Center on St. Marks Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. We are excited to host the 5th annual COCA as an in-person event & gala. Our 2023 Theme – “Celebrating Self-Care,”- reflects our goals to be relevant to the changing needs of our community. COVID-19 has unearthed an area in our healthcare continuum, “Mental Health,” which is negatively stigmatized and often only addressed when conditions are at high acuity levels.
MEET THE COCA 23 HOST
Déjà Vu is a dynamic personality known for her career in radio, where she learned the importance of connecting with her audience and inspiring them. She founded the non-profit organization “The Flava Unit” to engage teenagers in community service. Balancing her on-air duties with community work was a challenge, but her spiritual balance has been key to her success. Déjà Vu has also expanded her brand as a motivational speaker and with her company, InnerView Coaching, offering workshops for women. She continues to be involved in service projects and blogs on empowerment websites. Her book, “The Girl Who Cried Goal™,” was published in 2011, solidifying her impact.