ACE Gala Save The Date

Save the date for the 2014 ACE Gala, where we will enjoy fine foods and breathtaking entertainment at New York’s most talked about new show–Queen of the Night.

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Lillian’s Story

lillian and johnLillian grew up in the rougher parts of Brooklyn and started smoking marijuana as a young teenager. Her addiction aside, she was leading a normal life; working in food service and spending time with her family, friends and three children. But her life took a turn for the worst in 2007, when her then-boyfriend planted a gun in her diaper bag without her knowledge. Unaware of the weapon, Lillian walked into a federal building, carrying her baby in her arms and the bag over her shoulder, and was arrested on the spot.…

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Our Winter Newsletter is out!

Our Winter 2014 Newsletter is finally out! We’ve been up to a lot lately – graduation, new certification opportunities for our participants and graduates, holiday events including a toy drive for our clients’ kids… and much more. Read all about it here, and be sure to sign up for our email updates if you’d like to receive the next issue straight to your inbox!…

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New Volunteer Opportunity: Weekend Career Prep, Saturday Feb 8th

Interested in volunteering with ACE? Then join us on Saturday, February 8th, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., for our Weekend Career Prep Clinic! You will be working with our program participants on interview skills, résumé preparation, and job search. This is a great way to get involved on a one-on-one basis with ACE and our participants!

Please contact Olivia Van Osch, or (212) 274-0550 x 58, for more information and to sign up.…

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Graduation Ceremony, January 23rd at 6:30 p.m.

Please come out and celebrate our amazing graduates tomorrow night (Thursday, January 23rd) at this year’s first Graduation Ceremony! The event takes place 6:30 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church on Sullivan & Houston. Don’t miss the chance to see our 23 most recent graduates receive their diplomas and give personal speeches to their families and friends!

If you’d like to attend, please RVSP to – we’re looking forward to seeing you there!…

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Save the Date for our Movie Night on January 27!

Come out and mingle, have a cocktail and see Destin Cretton’s movie Short Term 12 with ACE at the Crosby Hotel Screening Room on Monday, January 27! More information to come  – we’ll send out invites in early January.

The film has been widely praised by critics of the New Yorker, Forbes, New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and L.A. Daily News, and we are really excited to present it to our friends and supporters.…

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