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List of Recipients
Applicant Award County Description of Services
Agudath Israel of America Community Services $100,000 New York The agency will coordinate with other local community benefit organizations and NYC programs to offer instructional options including accounting, ESL, job orientation training and soft skills development to prepare participants for employment placement.
Chinese American Planning Council $100,000 New York This grant will support the agency’s efforts assisting the unemployed and under-employed to gain skills and access resources in finding jobs by using an individualized case management approach. The agency will enhance its case management model and add follow-up and retention services. Services include outreach and networking, career counseling, job readiness, ESL, financial literacy, civic literacy, job placement assistance, retention and follow-up.
Cypress Hills LDC $100,000 Kings The focus of this grant is to improve English fluency among non-native English speakers living in the Cypress Hills community and open the door to enhanced job opportunities. The agency will operate 3 ESL classrooms, using a work-readiness curriculum to provide students with supplemental job development support.
Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk $100,000 Suffolk The grant will fund an ESL program that will provide classes in the following areas: basic and intermediate grammar & writing. The financial literacy program will use the FDIC Money Smart for Adults curriculum that focuses on banking, financial recovery, credit, loans, avoiding identity theft, and home ownership.
Henry Street Settlement $100,000 New York The grants will allow the agency to provide a 4-phase job training and employment program, including orientation and assessment, job readiness instruction, job search and placement, follow-up, retention, and career advancement services.
Make the Road NY $100,000 Kings Using CSBG funds, the agency will connect low-income Latino immigrants in NYC to jobs, training opportunities, and small business counseling services. Training will include OSHA-specific training, medical interpreting, training to participate in the Green Cart Business training programs, small business literacy training, and job search-resume writing. The program will also provide child-care and maintenance industry training to ESL students, enabling participants to obtain higher paying jobs in childcare and the maintenance industry.
Washington Heights-Inwood Coalition $50,000 New York The agency will assist low-income Latino immigrants learn every day English in order to secure employment opportunities. The Washington Heights-Inwood Coalition will maintain its already successful introductory ESL course and establish an intermediate and advanced class to assist those who have graduated from the intro course. Child care will be provided so that parents of young children are able to enroll.
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation $100,000 New York The CSBG grant will help fund the Green Jobs Workforce Development program which aims to prepare low-income job seekers for living wage jobs in the emerging green economy as building maintenance retrofit crew members. The program will provide case management, job readiness training, job placement, and job retention services to trainees of the Agency Building Maintenance and Weatherization training program.
Opportunities for A Better Tomorrow $100,000 Kings The agency will operate in collaboration with the Greyston Foundation and focus on hard to employ adults – those with barriers to employment success, and little or no meaningful work experience as a result of incarceration, substance abuse, or under-education. The program will provide hard skills training for employment in HHA, Pharmacy tech, medical coding and billing, construction, building maintenance, and bakery apprenticeships. Soft skills training will include resume writing, interviewing skills, conflict resolution, workplace etiquette, work ethic, positive work attitude. They will provide Adult Basic Ed, tutoring, and ESL. Financial and civic literacy workshops will also be provided.
Yonkers Community Action Program $100,000 Westchester Using CSBG workforce development funds, the agency will provide 10 hours of instruction weekly during two 20-week cycles, and cover conversational ESOL3 classes, job readiness classes, financial and civic literacy training, and training in Microsoft courses such as Word and Excel. In conjunction with Microsoft training, the agency will assist participants in seeking employment in customer service and administration.