Adult Education Program

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“I was so much help, I was elevated to a skill level that I never thought I would reach. I was shown that with time and hard work there’s nothing I can’t do.” – Edwin, 2012 graduate


ACE’s Adult Education program is the centerpiece of our vocational rehabilitation initiative, Project Comeback. The program offers daily classes and workshops in literacy (basic reading and writing skills; résumés and cover letters; filling out job applications; crafting thank you notes), numeracy (”life skills math;” household budgeting; balancing a checkbook; understanding a paystub), computer proficiency (email use; online job search), and job readiness/life skills development (interview etiquette; workplace ethics; time management; conflict resolution).

Without your generous support, none of our work would be possible. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help the committed New Yorkers we serve rebuild their lives, become self-sufficient and reunite with their families! Below are some examples of how your gift could help the students in our Adult Education program:

• $1,500 helps our students build their literacy, math and computer skills by providing workbooks for a whole year.

• $1,000 pays for a complete Microsoft Office training module for four computers in our lab, where students take classes, work on assignments and search for jobs online.

$500 funds supplemental classroom tools for one year, including News For You subscription, math blocks and online addition worksheets for math students, and magazine subscriptions for literacy classes.

$100 provides 5 students with classroom supplies for a whole year.

$50 sponsors books and other reading materials for our popular participant library, where students can borrow novels, poetry collections and magazines to practice their reading and writing skills in their spare time.

Every gift makes a remarkable difference – thank you so much for your support!

To donate by mail, please send a check made payable to ACE Programs for the Homeless, 30-30 Northern Blvd., Ste. B100, Long Island City, NY 11101. To make a transfer of securities or appreciated stock, please contact Eugene Torres, Director of Finance, at (212) 275-0550 x 22 or etorres@acenewyork.org to obtain our account numbers and other information needed.


BBB Seal SmallACE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions to our programs and operations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.  We are an Accredited Charity of the New York Better Business Bureau, and we meet the 20 Standards of Charity Accountability.

Project Comeback

graduation may 2013“I will always be grateful to ACE, because they gave me a stepping stone to my new life. They put the opportunity in front of me – all I had to do was grab it. They helped me find hope and a new perspective on life. I feel blessed to have such positive and loving people in my life – ACE is like my family.” – Lillian, 2013 graduate


Our 4-6 month vocational rehabilitation program, Project Comeback, provides recovering homeless individuals with the skills, support services and motivation they need to obtain and sustain full-time employment and economic independence. Participants receive job-readiness training, supported work experience (providing maintenance services to New York City streets and parks), Adult Basic Education, supplemental skills training (Occupational Safety & Health Administration [OSHA]; Food Protection) and vocational support services, including life skills development and job search assistance. Program activities take place seven days each week year-round, with each participant attending five days weekly, graduating from the program once he/she finds full-time employment.

Without your generous support, none of our work would be possible. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help the committed New Yorkers we serve rebuild their lives, become self-sufficient and reunite with their families! Below are some examples of how your gift could help our Project Comeback participants:

  • $1,000 helps 20 participants increase their earning power by obtaining OSHA certification.
  • $500 provides weatherproof coverall uniforms for 3 participants, so that they can stay safe and secure while gaining work experience and establishing professional conduct on their sweeping routes.
  • $250 pays for upgraded software in our computer lab, where participants practice their computer skills, write their résumés and cover letters, and search for jobs online.
  • $100 funds 25 brooms, which are used daily by participants in their work to keep NYC clean and tidy, while building their résumés and learning the skills they need to secure a full-time job.
  • $50 sponsors one participant with all the workbooks and supplies needed to complete the educational component of Project Comeback.

Every gift makes a remarkable difference – thank you so much for your support!  

To donate by mail, please send a check made payable to ACE Programs for the Homeless, 30-30 Northern Blvd., Ste. B100, Long Island City, NY 11101. To make a transfer of securities or appreciated stock, please contact Eugene Torres, Director of Finance, at (212) 275-0550 x 22 or etorres@acenewyork.org to obtain our account numbers and other information needed.

BBB Seal SmallACE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions to our programs and operations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.  We are an Accredited Charity of the New York Better Business Bureau, and we meet the 20 Standards of Charity Accountability.

Project Stay

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“I came to ACE with absolutely no experience. I was tired of self-abusing and made the effort to stay clean. ACE worked with and they found me a job. They held my hand through everything. From 1999 to the present day, ACE continues to hold my hand.” – Marion, 1999 graduate


ACE’s aftercare program, Project Stay, offers our graduates lifelong support and enrichment services aimed at helping them stay employed, explore opportunities for career growth, and continue to develop their living skills, especially those pertaining to financial literacy and money management. To assist graduates during their transition to self-sufficiency, Project Stay offers regular support groups and one-on-one counseling as needed with a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. The program also provides a variety of workshops geared toward vocational, educational and personal advancement, covering topics such as communication skills, time management, conflict mediation and work/life balance. In addition, we hold monthly recreational events, where participants socialize, network and catch up with ACE staff and old friends from Project Comeback.

Without your generous support, none of our work would be possible. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help the committed New Yorkers we serve rebuild their lives and reunite with their families! Below are some examples of how your gift could help our Project Comeback graduates continue to stay motivated and work toward new goals through Project Stay:

  • – $1,000 sponsors a “Women in the Workforce Engagement” event for 25 ladies (graduates or current Project Comeback participants) and their daughters.
  • – $500 provides catering for one career day for graduates, where they can interact with professionals, receive career advice and practice their interview and job readiness skills.
  • – $175 helps one graduate develop his/her career prospects by attending courses and taking the exams needed to become a licensed Security & Fire Guard.
  • – $100 sponsors a 15-lesson food protection course and test fees for NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene-issued Food Protection Certificate for 4 graduates.
  • – $75 pays for supplies for our computer lab, where graduates take evening classes after work to continue building their MS Office, typing and general computer skills.

Every gift makes a remarkable difference – thank you so much for your support!


 
 

To donate by mail, please send a check made payable to ACE Programs for the Homeless, 30-30 Northern Blvd., Ste. B100, Long Island City, NY 11101. To make a transfer of securities or appreciated stock, please contact Eugene Torres, Director of Finance, at (212) 275-0550 x 22 or etorres@acenewyork.org to obtain our account numbers and other information needed.

BBB Seal SmallACE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions to our programs and operations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.  We are an Accredited Charity of the New York Better Business Bureau, and we meet the 20 Standards of Charity Accountability.

Project Home

Our housing program, Project Home, assists select Project Comeback graduates during their transition to living independently, by providing them with a declining three-year rent subsidy to help meet the demands of living in their own apartments. In return, with the money saved by receiving the subsidy, participants must pursue education and/or hard skills training to increase their earning power and further their vocational growth.

Without your generous support, none of our work would be possible. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help the committed New Yorkers we serve rebuild their lives, become self-sufficient and reunite with their families!

To donate by mail, please send a check made payable to ACE Programs for the Homeless, 30-30 Northern Blvd., Ste. B100, Long Island City, NY 11101. To make a transfer of securities or appreciated stock, please contact Eugene Torres, Director of Finance, at (212) 275-0550 x 22 or etorres@acenewyork.org to obtain our account numbers and other information needed.

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