On November 16, Project Renewal's Next Step Internship Program (NSIP) received the Workforce Innovation Award from the NYC Employment and Training Coalition (NYCETC). The honor was part of NYCETC's 2016 Opportunity Awards, which recognize programs and services striving to ensure that every New Yorker has access to the skills, training, and education needed to thrive in the local economy.
NSIP provides on-the-job training for unemployed men and women interested in homeless services work. After intensive vocational and life skills classes, participants complete a six-week paid internship at a shelter. Successful interns are given a priority for competitive employment at their internship site and receive follow-up support services. Since many of our interns have overcome homelessness themselves, they are uniquely qualified to help and inspire the shelter residents they serve.
Click here to watch Fox 5 New York's story on NSIP.