Executive Director Anderson-Tejera Featured One of 12 “Wonder Women” in the Hudson Valley Region

Love Quest Offers Free Summer Workshop Series

The Love Quest Foundation’s six-week Free Summer Workshop Series ran from Monday, July 11 through Friday, August 19, 2022 for youth ages 11-18 interested in creative writing, journaling, and music production. Activities took place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Family Partnership Center in Poughkeepsie and were paid in part by the following sponsors:

The Love Quest Foundation Participates in Hudson Valley Gives

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Love Quest participated in Hudson Valley Gives — a fundraising event for charities and non-profits in the Hudson Valley region of New York State. 

Thanks to those of you who made a donation and joined us in helping break the silence surrounding intimate partner and teen dating violence, domestic abuse and sexual assault.

WALL Radio Host Kate Brennan Interviews Love Quest Founder Josayne Anderson-Tejera

WALL Radio host Kate Brennan wanted to know more about the organization. Check out the interview!

University of Hartford Spotlights Love Quest Executive Director Anderson-Tejera

University of Hartford alumni and Love Quest Founder and Executive Director Josayne Anderson-Tejera, was spotlighted by the educational institution.

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Love Quest Executive Director named Community Changemaker

March 30, 2022

Executive Director Josayne Anderson-Tejera was interviewed by The Art Effect Spark Studios for the Scenic Hudson’s Community Changemaker series. She talks about the organization’s mission, vision, and why she founded The Love Quest Foundation.

Anderson-Tejera selected as February 2022 LAMIK Lady

February 13, 2022

Love Quest Foundation Executive Director Josayne Anderson-Tejera was selected as February’s LAMIK Lady. LAMIK Beauty is a vegan makeup line made with natural and organic ingredients for multicultural women. Read her interview

Love Quest Foundation, Inc. Receives $20,000 Dutchess County’s Learn, Play, Create: Supporting Our Kids Grant

November 1, 2021

The Love Quest Foundation, Inc. was awarded $20,000 in Dutchess Invests funding as part of the County’s Learn, Play, Create: Supporting Our Kids grant program. The Fishkill, New York non-profit advocates to eliminate the stigma, statistics and silence surrounding domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual assault impacting teens. It was one of 13 non-profits to receive the awards, totaling $279,500.

The Love Quest Foundation will use the grant to purchase audio-visual equipment for its annual music campaign, and to develop pop-up workshops that heighten awareness about and provide prevention resources against abuse and domestic violence.

“Music is a universal love language,” said Founder and Executive Director Josayne Anderson-Tejera. “Our music campaigns give young people opportunities to creatively express themselves, tell their stories, and offer commentary on issues they feel are important. Our workshops teach young people how to identify and sustain healthy, successful friendships and relationships. We are truly grateful for this grant, which will enable us to reach more youth and touch even more lives.”

According to Dutchess County Executive Molinaro’s press release, Dutchess Invests directs $57 million in one-time funding through the federal government’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) to communities recognized as priorities. The Learn, Play, Create grant program provides $3 million in one-time grants to local non-profit youth organizations arts, libraries and athletics that were deprived of a year of fundraising or participation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“…Dutchess County is proud to offer Learn, Play, Create as a way to help our kids get back some of what the pandemic stole from them,” said County Executive Molinaro. “The investments we make in our kids today not only help them overcome recent losses, but ensure their development continues, helping them grow into successful young adults. Together, Dutchess County will continue making a real impact in our children’s lives and invest in our future.” [Read the full Dutchess County press release]