Tune in to @pix11news tonight at 10 PM to see Mr. G's visit to our Culinary Arts Training Program! Students shared the valuable kitchen skills they are gaining through the program. CATP currently trains 150 students each year, and 85% of graduates have been placed successfully in culinary jobs throughout New York City, including at @delposto, where Mr. G visited a few of our working grads.
Did you know our Next Step program provides individualized education and employment services to adults with histories of homelessness, serious mental illness, substance use disorder, and involvement with the criminal justice system. Since 2000, we have helped nearly 5,000 New Yorkers find and retain employment, achieve economic security, lead more fulfilling lives, and positively contribute to their communities.
Thanks to the volunteers from @capitalone who joined us last week at our Third Street kitchen to help with food prep last week. Your extra hands were much appreciated!
Congratulations to our amazing Board Chair, Claudia Rosen, and Vice Chair, Geoff Proulx, on completing the #nychalfmarathon on Sunday! They are the first Board leadership team to run the Half to raise funds and awareness for Project Renewal. Thank you for your dedication!
Mr. Bailey, a Ghanaian immigrant, faced tough obstacles in his quest for employment: disability, homelessness, and a history of incarceration. So, how was he able to secure a full-time job at the Metropolitan Transit Authority and reclaim hope for the future? Check out the link in our bio to learn how our Next Step jobs program helped him.
Congratulations to the latest cohort of Next Step Interns on their graduation yesterday! Our Next Step Internship Program (NSIP) provides on-the-job training for unemployed men and women interested in homeless services work.
Thanks to our junior board for hosting another successful Ride for Renewal last night! Participants worked up a sweat while raising funds for our health, homes, and jobs programs. Nice work!
Martin Luther King Jr. continues to be a beacon of hope and inspiration in the fight for social justice and civil rights. We are proud to honor the legacy of Dr. King by working to support vulnerable New Yorkers each and every day. #mlkday
Project Renewal’s Occupational Therapy (OT) team aims to help individuals gain functional independence in daily life in order to thrive in their community with a sense of dignity and belonging.
The start of a new year is a reminder that it's never too late to learn new things! Through occupational therapy groups, 72-year-old Lee is learning new life skills, like how to make healthy choices when shopping. “I like the groups because they teach me things I can do for myself, and I get to meet other people,” Lee says.
In these frigid temperatures, if you see If you see anyone at risk, especially those living on the street, please call 311 to connect them with an outreach team. During #CodeBlue, shelter is available system-wide for anyone brought to a shelter by these teams, and accommodations are also available for walk-ins. Stay safe and warm!