Career Day with Goldman Sachs & Co.

 Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks volunteers, residents, Career Enhancement program participants, Urban Pathways staff, pose during Career Day. 

Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks volunteers, residents, Career Enhancement program participants, Urban Pathways staff, pose during Career Day. 

Last week, Urban Pathways welcomed volunteers from Goldman Sachs & Co.’s Community TeamWorks program to our residence at 162nd Street in the Bronx.

The Goldman Sachs volunteer team worked one-on-one with Urban Pathways’ residents and Career Enhancement Program participants who have completed occupational coursework and are preparing to seek employment.

Volunteers partnered with the Urban Pathways Career Enhancement team, facilitating workshops in digital literacy, resume building, money management, and interviewing. Goldman Sachs' volunteers had the opportunity to tour our newest Bronx residence, meeting residents and program staff.

Program participants were excited to learn valuable job search skills from the Goldman Sachs volunteer team. These skills will benefit participants as they enter the job market.     

I thank Urban Pathways and Goldman Sachs for taking the time to help people like me that are trying to get back into the job market. These sessions gave me confidence in my job search and interview process.”  - Nelson, program participant 

We thank Goldman Sachs for their participation and generous support. For more information about Urban Pathways' Career Days and other organizational volunteer events, please email development@urbanpathways.org. 

About Urban Pathways
Urban Pathways is a New York City-based, nonprofit organization that provides housing and support to homeless and at-risk adults throughout the Metropolitan area. Urban Pathways serves more than 2,500 homeless individuals a year and provides transitional, extended stay, and permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals. 
www.urbanpathways.org. Donate

Associate Board's Summer Barbecue at Ivan Shapiro House

Last month Urban Pathways' Associate Board treated the residents at Ivan Shapiro House to a summer barbecue!

The annual barbecue took place in Ivan Shapiro House's newly renovated outdoor courtyard, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.

Members of the Associate Board took part in all aspects of the event, from donating food and refreshments to manning the grill and serving the residents.

 “All of the residents look forward to the summer barbecue, especially after the renovations to the courtyard and community room. We enjoy talking to the staff and the young men and women who put this event together. The residents really appreciate what Urban Pathways does to keep us engaged.” -Brandon (Resident at Ivan Shapiro House)

The Associate Board is instrumental in planning client-focused events like the Summer Barbecue, Trivia Night, and other events centered around Urban Pathways’ formerly homeless men and women. 

Thank you to the Associate Board, and the staff at Ivan Shapiro House! 

If you are interested in sponsoring an event for our clients at Urban Pathways or joining the Associate Board, please email us at: development@urbanpathways.org.

About Urban Pathways
Urban Pathways is a New York City-based, nonprofit organization that provides housing and support to homeless and at-risk adults throughout the Metropolitan area.  Urban Pathways serves more than 2,500 homeless individuals a year and provides transitional, extended stay, and permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals. 
www.urbanpathways.org. Donate

Urban Pathways Highlights Clients Moving On to Independence at Our Annual Gala

“Moving on means I’m becoming independent. I don’t have to look back. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.” – John Burnett, Program Participant

 Supporters, influencers, and ambassadors celebrated the work Urban Pathways is doing to change lives, uplift communities and end homelessness at Urban Pathways annual Gala.

Supporters, influencers, and ambassadors celebrated the work Urban Pathways is doing to change lives, uplift communities and end homelessness at Urban Pathways annual Gala.

On Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt New York, supporters, influencers, and ambassadors celebrated the work Urban Pathways is doing to change lives, uplift communities and end homelessness at our annual Way Home Awards & Gala.

The night opened with the staple silent auction and cocktail hour where attendees had the opportunity to network and bid on rare auction experiences in support of ending homelessness.

The dinner portion of the night was opened by former client, current advocate and Chaplin DeBorAH Dickerson as she explained what it means to have a home of her own, and finding her true calling in advocacy after being homeless.

Following her, Chief Executive Officer Fred Shack spoke about Urban Pathways’ accomplishments in the past year, the vision for the future, recognizing the night’s honorees, and our “Moving On” theme.

This year’s Gala theme was the third installment in the “continuum of services” video series. International Advocate and former Urban Pathways’ client Rob Robinson introduced the video and gave his moving story of being homeless and how that ignited his passion for advocacy for those less fortunate.

Attendees watched the inspiring “Moving On” video that featured staff who have helped move clients into independent housing, and the clients who have gone from living on the streets to having their own apartment. After the video, attendees proceeded to pledge over $100,000 with Auctioneer Harry Santa-Olalla at the podium.

After Dinner, President Emeritus of the Board of Directors Gary Belsky introduced Founder and Chief Executive Officer of L&L MAG MaryAnne Gilmartin. She presented former President of Urban Pathways’ Board of Directors Sonya Covington with the Way Home Award for Community-Building.

Marcos Campos, Program Director for Urban Pathways’ Ivan Shapiro House presented the Way Home Award for Humanitarian Service to Suzanne Manning, President of The New York Junior League for their work renovating the community room and garden at Ivan Shapiro House.

Then President of Urban Pathways’ Board of Directors Keith Berger closed the evening thanking everyone who attended the Gala and reminding our guests that they can help end homelessness through their support and by spreading awareness about the mission of Urban Pathways to their circles.

Thank you to all who attended and contributed in continuing to provide #thewayhome to homeless and at-risk New Yorkers. Check out our album from the event here.   

 

About Urban Pathways
Urban Pathways is a New York City-based, nonprofit organization that provides housing and support to homeless and at-risk adults throughout the New York Metropolitan area.  Urban Pathways serves more than 2,500 homeless individuals a year and provides transitional, extended stay and permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals. www.urbanpathways.org. Donate

Urban Pathways Unveiled New York Junior League's 2017-2018 Community Improvement Project

 New York Junior League President Suzanne E. Manning and CEO of Urban Pathways Fred Shack cut the ribbon at Ivan Shapiro House in New York City. 

New York Junior League President Suzanne E. Manning and CEO of Urban Pathways Fred Shack cut the ribbon at Ivan Shapiro House in New York City. 

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Urban Pathways hosted a ribbon-cutting at Ivan Shapiro House in midtown Manhattan to celebrate the completion of the New York Junior League’s (NYJL) 2017-2018 Community Improvement Project.

The ribbon-cutting showcased the results of the collaboration between Urban Pathways and the NYJL to renovate the outdoor courtyard area of Ivan Shapiro House, as well as a complete renovation of an indoor community room at the residence. The Ivan Shapiro House, opened in 1997, provides housing and a full range of supportive services to formerly homeless men and women.

Outdoor renovations, designed by Red Fern Brooklyn, included pruning of trees and planting new flower beds, replacing hardscape, updating lighting, and creating areas for socializing and meditation.

Indoor renovations by Wolf & Wing Design includes repainting, replacing ceiling lighting fixtures, upgrading furniture and furnishings, and creating a workspace for Career Development participants. 

All renovative work was completed by NYJL volunteers, to ensure that residents of Ivan Shapiro House would be able to enjoy newly-renovated, welcoming areas of their home, both individually and as a group.

Suzanne E. Manning, NYJL President, stated, “Our volunteers were energized by the project itself and by the enthusiasm and support that the staff and residents at Ivan Shapiro House showed throughout the project. 

The partnership with Urban Pathways in the renovation project helped to make this an incredibly rewarding volunteer experience.  We are very excited for the residents to enjoy their new community room and garden.  We hope it will foster an even greater sense of community.”

These sentiments were echoed by Frederick Shack, Chief Executive Officer of Urban Pathways. “Our residents at Ivan Shapiro House now have a beautiful, peaceful outdoor oasis—a rarity in midtown Manhattan. And the renovated indoor areas are a welcoming and inviting area for residents to socialize and come together as a community.

 Suzanne accepting the Way Home Award for Humanitarian Service given by Ivan Shapiro's Program Director Marcos Campos. 

Suzanne accepting the Way Home Award for Humanitarian Service given by Ivan Shapiro's Program Director Marcos Campos. 

We are honored to have been chosen as the partner in this important Junior League initiative. As a sign of our appreciation, we were delighted to present the NYJL with our “Way Home Award for Humanitarian Service” at our recent annual gala to showcase the NYJL’s work at Ivan Shapiro House and to indicate the beginning of what promises to be a long and fruitful partnership.”

About Urban Pathways
Urban Pathways is a New York City-based, nonprofit organization that provides housing and support to homeless and at-risk adults throughout the New York Metropolitan area.  Urban Pathways serves more than 2,500 homeless individuals a year and provides transitional, extended stay and permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals. www.urbanpathways.org. Donate