Employment Enhancement

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 Employee Enhancement Program

Urban Pathways goes the extra mile in ensuring that homeless and at-risk New Yorkers have the housing, services and support they need to be self sufficient.

Once clients have established permanent residency many wish to enter, or reenter the workforce but face significant barriers to employment including: low educational levels, lack of marketable skills and prior substance abuse among other factors.

One of the programs Urban Pathways provides is the Safe Haven Employment Enhancement Program. This program is a 3 month training that pairs a number of clients with our case workers. Case workers prepare clients for the workforce by assisting them in learning job skills, creating resumes, applying for specialized licenses and much more.

Clients are job trained at many of our sites shadowing current Urban Pathways employees learning valuable and translatable skills. Completion of this program allows clients to actively enter the job market continuing the process of stability and wellness.  

Graduating and receiving a certificate of completion is a very special moment for our clients.

All I ever wanted was work. To able to work gives me so much joy; I want to thank Urban Pathways for helping me find joy in my life again.” – Susan Whildin (Program Graduate and Client)

With your help Urban Pathways provides clients with the support needed to overcome these obstacles and secure employment. We believe that all of our clients have something special to offer. Our job is to bring out that potential; turning it into performance and helping our clients accomplish their goals. 

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