Our Partnerships

Community Service Society supports our participants with free legal advice and financial literacy coaching.

Legal Aid Society provides our participants with free legal assistance.

Dress for Success supplies our female participants with professional clothing and accessories for their job interviews.

Career Gear provides suits or other interview appropriate clothing to our male participants.

Highbridge Community Development Corporation partners with Project Home by committing subsidized apartments for the program and its participants.

The Horticultural Society of New York provides Project Comeback participants with remedial horticultural education and vocational training through their “Greenhouse on Rikers Island” program.

Neighborhood Plaza Partnership (NPP) is our new, exciting collaboration with The Hort, through which we work jointly to furnish formerly incarcerated New Yorkers with remedial horticultural education and vocational training, as well as place them in transitional employment at public pedestrian plazas in New York City’s five boroughs. Throughout 2014 and 2015, NPP will expand its scope to ultimately serve 20 public plazas; creating jobs, building capacity, and strengthening the social fabric of the city’s neighborhoods.  This expansion will help provide vocational rehabilitation services and transitional employment opportunities for 100 ex-offenders and ACE program participants, who provide daily maintenance and beautification services to participating plazas. Click here to learn more!

New York Public Library provides participants with computer as well as A.B.E. and G.E.D. preparation classes.

Metropolitan College of New York offers admission to one outstanding Project Comeback graduate each academic year, through the Henry Buhl scholarship.

Financial Planning Association of New York Pro Bono Committee teaches financial planning workshops to our participants and graduates.

Financial Clinic provides free individualized financial/debt counseling and tax preparation services.

Nazareth House supports our participants with free tax preparation services.

Project Renewal provides participants with A.B.E. and G.E.D. prep classes, as well as job search and placement assistance.

That Suits You provides our male participants and graduates with suits for their job interviews.

Workforce 1 supports our participants with job placement services.

Barbee Family Health Center provides free or low-cost healthcare to participants who are uninsured and/or do not qualify for Medicaid or similar programs.

Charles B. Wang Community Health Center provides free or low-cost healthcare for uninsured participants, with a special emphasis on women.

Old Saint Patrick’s Cathedral sponsors a three-month full-time internship for one promising program participant, and utilizes our maintenance crew’s services for many of their community events.

Saint Anthony’s Church provides space for graduation ceremonies, career fairs and other events.

Referral partners: We recruit participants via referrals from more than 40 shelters, outpatient facilities and substance abuse programs throughout New York City, including the Phoenix House, Greenhope Services for Women, Daytop Village, Educational Alliance/Pride Sites, Palladia Inc., Addicts’ Rehabilitation Center, Odyssey House Inc., Serendipity, NAICA, VIP Community Services, Samaritan Village Veterans’ Program, and the Ward’s Island Men’s Shelter.

Maintenance partners: ACE is partnering with several business improvement districts to provide maintenance and beautification projects throughout New York City. We have long provided services in Manhattan and the Bronx, and recently secured our first maintenance contracts in Queens and Brooklyn.

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