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Career Day with Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks!

Urban Pathways hosted Career Day yesterday at our newest site in the Bronx.

Urban Pathways hosted Career Day yesterday at our newest site in the Bronx.

Yesterday, Urban Pathways Development Department partnered with the Career Enhancement Program and Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks volunteers to host Career Day at our newest site at 162nd Street in the Bronx.

For our second Career Day with Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks volunteers, we visited our largest and newest site.

The Residences at 162nd Street in the Bronx.

The Residences at 162nd Street in the Bronx.

The residences at 162nd Street have a total of 86, fully furnished, studio apartment units…55 units for formerly homeless men and women and 31 units for low income community residents.

Along with a full service laundry room, 162nd Street has a modern computer lab, backyard patio/sitting area, and community room. Case workers as well as a LPN (licensed practical nurse) are on premises and on hand for resident’s needs. 

All of 162nd's 86 studio units come fully furnished.

All of 162nd's 86 studio units come fully furnished.

Volunteers, led by the staff toured the facility and also met with a resident who showed them his fully furnished one bedroom apartment equipped with a kitchen, bathroom and an amazing view of the city. The resident told his story of being homeless and sleeping in Madison Square Park 6 months ago, and now he is living in his own apartment for the first time in his life.

Program participants and volunteers took part in round-robin sessions including: resume building, mock interviews, dress for success, and interpersonal communication.

Participants were very thankful to have had the opportunity to speak to Goldman Sachs volunteer team. They learned the skills necessary to enter the job market with confidence, as well as furthering their independence, stability, and wellness as fully integrated members of the community.   

We thank Goldman Sachs for their participation in this noble cause. For more information on Urban Pathways Career Day and other organizational volunteer events please email development@urbanpathways.org. 

Program Participant reworking his resume. 

Program Participant reworking his resume. 

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 2,000 homeless individuals a year and provides transitional, extended stay and permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals. www.urbanpathways.org.

Urban Pathways at FUNDCON 2016!

Wednesday, March 16th, New York Nonprofit Media hosted FundCon; a nonprofit conference bringing together fundraising and development executives from nonprofits across New York to discuss how to create memorable giving campaign, connecting with donors, and building a database

Development & Communications Director Nancy Olecki on the dias wuit

Development & Communications Director Nancy Olecki on the dias wuit

Urban Pathways very own Director of Development and Communications Nancy Olecki was part of the panel titled: “How to Make the Most of Your Monthly Donor Program’s Operations” along with: Rob Winikates, Product Director, EveryAction Tim O’Leary, Managing Partner and CEO,Next Generation Fundraising, Inc. and Sallie M. Cuffee, Ph.D., Associate Professor, The Social and Behavioral Sciences Department Medgar Evers College/CUNY. Moderated by Seitu Hart, CEO, SJH & Associates Panelists.

Panelist spoke about utilizing multi-channel marketing to further brand exposure, finding out your organizations email demographics, measuring campaign analytics and making donor communication as well as online donations easier.

Twitter feedback from Nancy's comments during FundCon. 

Twitter feedback from Nancy's comments during FundCon. 

Nancy shined on both the stage and Twitter during the hour long panel as she spoke about best practices for your nonprofits donor program, keeping donors engaged with your organization by inviting them to events, sending them any new accomplishments, and not being afraid to be creative with your marketing. Lastly, Nancy spoke to the inspired crowd about cultivating your nonprofits donor list. Acquiring your lowest level; the $25-$50 donors who Nancy referred to as the “sand” and growing this group to mid-level donors who get the most information from the organization and donate more, to ultimately the high end donors who donate the most.

If you want to see some excerpts from the panel: How to Make the Most of Your Monthly Donor Program’s Operations.  Please click here

Founded in 1975, Urban Pathways (UP) is a not-for-profit, social service and supportive housing organization serving homeless adults in the New York Metropolitan Area.

Urban Pathways serves as the first point of contact for New Yorkers. We engage individuals “where they at” through our strong network of social services to help individuals move into housing and minimize the likelihood of ever returning to the streets.