Monday, September 23, 2013

Opening Celebration at 936 Broadway

On Tuesday, September 17th, the Ackerman Institute welcomed many supporters, faculty and friends into its new home at 936 Broadway. Visitors toured the state-of-the-art facility and in the process got in-depth information about its work healing and strengthening families, and its post-graduate training program in family therapy for allied professionals.  The Ackerman Institute’s expanded facility is designed to provide a safe and comfortable space for the countless of families that come through its doors seeking help.

The celebration was hosted by board member Jeannie Ackerman Curhan and her husband, Joe C. Williams. As the daughter of the Institute’s founder, Nathan Ackerman, Jeannie is the strongest link to its rich history of excellence in family therapy, and she is committed to carrying this legacy forward into the next 50 years.  Longtime board member Arnold Syrop was recognized for his work as architect on the project.  He understood the needs of Ackerman Institute’s clients, trainees, faculty, and staff, and created a space uniquely suited to all its constituencies.

Watch the transformation of the space in the video below, beginning with a letter from Mayor Bloomberg congratulating the Ackerman Institute on its new space: