Yvonne Stennett: Cut from a different CLOTH

Yvonne Stennett (Community League of the Heights photo)

By Cyril Josh Barker

Yvonne Stennett is the executive director of the Community League of the Heights (CLOTH) in Washington Heights. The nonprofit organization founded in 1952 offers services to disadvantaged residents in the neighborhood and is dedicated to finding solutions to poverty.

Stennett has dedicated most of her life to the organization, starting out as a youth counselor in 1979 and working her way up to executive director in 1994. Looking back on her nearly 30 years as the head of CLOTH, she said that coming there for a job 42 years ago was “divine intervention.”

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