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SoHo Broadway BID Hires ACE Graduates

Broadway before and AfterIf you have strolled down Broadway in SoHo any time since Thanksgiving, you may have noticed something was a little off.  Why aren’t I tripping over garbage? And where is all the graffiti? The garbage cans aren’t overflowing! For this transformation we can thank the SoHo Broadway BID, who hired ACE as the BID maintenance provider. As a result, on Nov. 17th, ACE Graduates put the first broom to Broadway’s pavement in 4 years and the improvement is remarkable.…

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eBay Solutions Lab Is Open for Business

Classroom Before and AfterIn November, ACE particpants sat down and worked for the very first time in the ACE Solutions Lab. Thanks to a $7500 grant from the eBay Foundation’s Give Team, our participants have the best learning resources that eBay’s money can buy. The Lab is equipped with new tables and chairs, two new chalkboards, a wireless projector, a projector screen, mounted shelves, computer software upgrades and stationary supplies.

Every day, ACE’s men and women are using these tools to build their professional repertoire.…

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Volunteers and Donors Make the Holidays Great for ACE Participants

ace_2014thanksgivinglunch_14603The holiday season was bountiful for the men and women in ACE’s Program. We kicked it off with our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon, where we served food to nearly one hundred ACE participants and graduates. With the help of 20 tremendous volunteers, the luncheon was a seamless success. Thank you to those who volunteered their time. You made this a holiday that our clients will not soon forget.

A luncheon wouldn’t be much without a lunch, so we also thank all of the incredible restaurants, from right here in SoHo, that generously donated huge portions of food.…

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A Heartwarming Graduation to Celebrate Full-Time Employment for 18

acegraduation_0913_3787Congratulations to the 18 men and women who were recognized and honored at our November 24th Graduation Ceremony! These men and women have taken the onus onto themselves to turn their lives around, and we applauded them as they courageously shared the hardships and triumphs that they have experienced along that journey. After each graduate expressed what it means for them to become gainfully employed, the evening was capped with Maceo, a long-time graduate and project home participant, delivering a speech to our current program participants.…

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Raymond Overcomes Addiction and Homeless After 35 Years

Ray Grad PhotoRaymond can light up a room with his words, smile and laugh. He is smart, charismatic and friendly. One would never guess that for 35 years he was lost in drug use, in and out of jail, and on the streets. I sat down with the now employed ACE graduate to hear a bit about his struggle and comeback. This is Raymond’s Story:

Raymond was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.…

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