Michelle Cruz And Helen Steblecki Talk Buying Local East Harlem And More On The Danny Tisdale Show

January 23, 2020

Listen to Harlem trailblazers East Harlem’s Michelle Cruz and Citibank’s Helen Steblecki talk Buying Local East Harlem initiative, relationships, partnerships and more with host Danny Tisdale, on The Danny Tisdale Show.

This is the second podcast in a three-part series. The first podcast included David Nocenti Executive Director Union Settlement a founder of the Buy Local East Harlem initiative. An article was posted in Harlem World Magazine on November 11, 2019, titled $553,000 In New Sales For East Harlem Mom And Pop Shops Reports Union Settlement.

Michelle Cruz


Michelle Cruz founded the now-closed East Harlem Café in 2008. Michelle is Project Director for Union Settlement Business Development Center’s Buy Local East Harlem Initiative. She is a Board Member of the East Harlem Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD); Settlement Health; the East Harlem Holiday tree Committee; El Museo Del Barrio, the East Harlem Community Alliance and as Co-Chair of the Diversity Innovation Hub Community Engagement Design Team.

Helen Steblecki

Helen Steblecki is a Senior Vice President with Citi Community Development (CCD) in the New York Tri-State Region. Citi Community Development leads Citi’s commitment to financial inclusion and economic empowerment for underserved individuals, families and communities across the U.S. Through innovative collaborations with municipalities, community groups and leading nonprofit organizations, the group harnesses the institution’s expertise, products and services to help expand opportunity for all.


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Listen to the series podcasts:

1. David Nocenti podcast:Union Settlement’s David Nocenti Talks Buying Local, The New Year And More On The Danny Tisdale Showhere.

2. Michelle Cruz And Helen Steblecki podcast:Michelle Cruz And Helen Steblecki Talk Buying Local East Harlem And More On The Danny Tisdale Show” (listen below).

Listen to the conversation below:

All on this week’s edition of The Danny Tisdale Show; the Saturday morning radio show hosted by businessman, award-winning visual artist, educator, and former Harlem Community Board member Danny Tisdale.

Check out more great Harlem World Podcast interviews on our Buzzsprout channel, itunes and download them wherever you get your podcasts.

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