Tami DiCostanzo

Tami DiCostanzo

Project Director, RSVP

Joined CSS: Joined CSS in 1992 -2006, returned after childcare leave in 2013

Departments & Programs

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Bio

Tami started at CSS/RSVP in the early 1990’s as a Program Coordinator in Staten Island with the award-winning intergenerational Prejudice Reduction Program.  In 2000, as a Project Director Tami led the expansion of that program into the five boroughs and prepared it for national replication through the Experience Corps. During that time she also oversaw the Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program, the production of the RSVP calendar and newsletter, and conducted volunteer management training at the Support Center for Nonprofit Management. 

While on a childcare hiatus from 2006-2013, Tami remained on the city-wide RSVP Advisory Board and the Staten Island RSVP/SERVE Advisory Council.  She returned turned to CSS in September 2013 on a federal grant focused on disaster services and placing older adult volunteers in the rebuilding and recovery efforts after Super Storm Sandy.  She is an active member of the Staten Island Interfaith and Community Long Term recovery organization where she is Chairperson of the Volunteer recruitment, Coordination and Housing Committee.  In addition to the Sandy recovery work, she also oversees all volunteer placement and activity in her home borough and the birthplace of RSVP, Staten Island.

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