I am uniquely positioned to serve the 21st district based on my years of experience serving our community, as a Liaison to City Council, Chair of Consumer Affairs Committee at Community Board 4 representing Corona. As a Community Organizer, I fought for rights of residents while standing up for social justice and LGBTQ rights.

As an immigrant who has resided in Corona Queens for 34 years , I’m no stranger to the struggles of many struggling to make it, grinding daily to put food on the table for their family. From civil rights to immigrant rights, I will be your voice at City Council.

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George Onuorah is a man of quiet strength and power whose decades-long career as a humble public servant has galvanized his political ambitions.

His physical stature projects the upright man that he is.  His indomitable passion for service to his community focuses on being a voice for people who have been marginalized by economic and racial inequities. His journey to Now is a longitudinal path – from that of a youth leader in his native Nigeria, to his now candidacy for New York City Council. He aspires to represent District 21 in Queens – a region which encompasses Jackson Heights, one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the United States.

Onuorah’s early foundation, rooted in faith and family, instilled in him high moral values of respect and responsibility. Activities in the Church, Boy Scouts and other community organizations  were instrumental in arousing Doctor George’s zeal for serving humanity. In High School, he led the Debating Society and was appointed Senior Prefect, overseeing student affairs.

Onuorah was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from CICA University and Seminary for his considerable body of work in the areas of Philanthropy and Political Activism. He is now affectionately referred to by many as “Doctor George”.

Doctor George currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for Sustainable Community Development, a charitable organization that provides and mobilizes resources to the marginalized and disadvantaged in various parts of the world. Onuorah’s organization, _Foundation for Sustainable community Development Initiative, Inc, recently raised funds to honour frontline workers at Elmhurst Hospital and Harlem Hospital, two of New York’s hospitals at the epicentre of the Covid-19 Pandemic and to provide medical care, cash and personal protection equipment (PPE) to various communities in District 21.

Onuorah also served as Director of Media for When In Need Foundation, a charitable humanitarian organization that provides food, shelter and medical care to thousands of displaced and underprivileged people in remote areas of the world.

Onuorah co-founded Our World Media, a print and digital magazine of editorial and political commentaries, articles, essays and interviews. His first book “The Political Diary of a Rising Son,” was published in 2010, in which he views politics from an immigrant standpoint.

Doctor George has received numerous accolades, awards and citations during his esteemed career. He has been recognized by New York State Senate and Assembly, and the United States Congress. He was chosen as “Star of Queens” by the Queens Courier Newspapers in New York City. In 2016, he was honoured as a distinguished “King of Queens”.

Onuorah’s exemplary career of service is inspiration to many who aspire to break free of the limitation of current circumstances. Those external conditions do not define a person. The greatness is within and, the vision one holds for one’s self and the world. He has lived true to his inspiration: Ask not what your country can do for you- ask what you can do for your country.” JFK

George Onuorah continues to work tirelessly to empower and inspire communities around the world and is committed to be a voice of the people he lives among. He is a resident of LeFrak City, Queens. He has two beautiful daughters Nneka (32) and Nakia (22) and is equally passionate about gender equality and youth empowerment.

Below are some honours, awards and recognitions bestowed upon Dr. George Onuorah

  • U & I Award presented by Danny Glover March 24, 2007
  • U.S Congressional Proclamation Nov. 14, 2009
  • U.S Congressional Achievement Award (2009)
  • U.S Congressional Certificate of Merit (2015)
  • Citation of Honor – Office of the President Borough of Queens, City of New York Feb 3, 2018
  • Community Advocate Award from Corona Lions Club -2010
  • New York State Assembly Citation (3/2018)
  • King of Queens from Star Network & Schneps Communication
  • Certificate of Appreciation (Dedication and support to Project Liberty) from Gov. George Pataki 2000
  • Youth International Award from New York City Council member Daniel Dromm May 21, 2011
  • Keep the Dream Alive Humanitarian Award-A Tribute to Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2018
  • New York State Assembly Citation (Director of Media When In Need Foundation) for leadership and service to the community Sept. 22, 2016
  • New York State Senate – Recognition “King of Queens”,  9/2016
  • New York State Certificate of Recognition Selfless Service to Community,   9/2016
  • City Council Citation, exemplary Service to community11/14/09
  • Borough of Queens Certificate of Appreciation –Hon. Helen M. Marshall
  • Certificate of Appreciation –Youth Int’l Inc. Queens BP Helen Marshall “Dialogue Forum by Queens Assembly,  Dec.2009
  • New York State Senate Certificate of Recognition humanitarian leadership,  Sept.22, 2016
  • Letter of Congratulations Youth Service Award by You Can Go To College Committee Inc,  Gen. Wesley K. Clark (Nov. 14, 2009)
  • Letter of Congratulations for empowering the Youth,  Gen. Wesley K. Clark (Nov. 14, 2009)
  • City Council Citation, 11/14/09
  • U. S Congressional Proclamation Nov. 14, 2009
  • Community Advocate Award from Corona Lions Club -2010
  • New York State Certificate of Recognition,   9/2016
  • New York State Assembly Citation (3/2018)
  • United States Congress Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition March 12, 2020
  • Executive Member of Rotary September 2019



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