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eBay Bids on ACE

IMG_2148We are pleased to announce that the eBay Foundation’s GIVE Team has selected ACE to receive a $6,500 grant for the ACE Solutions Lab!

Those of you who have generously donated your time and energy through our Career Clinics have seen our need for more computers, books, and a multitude of other learning resources.  Thanks to the eBay GIVE TEAM, community volunteers, and our donors, we are transforming our rudimentary library into a resource center that we will call the ACE Solutions Lab.…

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You Came, You Ate, You Gave Back: ACE’s Foodie Ball

Foodie BallOn July 17th, TOWN Real Estate graciously provided a beautiful rooftop venue overlooking the Highline for ACE’s First Annual Foodie Ball.  Our amazing Host Committee coordinated many moving parts and everything came together to make the Foodie Ball a great success, and in the end the total amount raised to benefit the men and women who are working from sunrise to sunset to get back into the work force topped $10,000.…

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Volunteers Get Their Hands Dirty

 

volunteers get hands dirty

Friday, June 14th, was a stiflingly hot day, but that did not stop ACE from teaming up with The Horticultural Society, the New Harlem East Merchants Association (NHEMA), and a dedicated group of corporate volunteers to dig up some dirt and plant an array of colorful flowers along East 125th Street. Long buried cinder blocks were removed from the tree beds between Lexington and Madison, and in their place our team of ACE participants and volunteers left clusters of red and white begonias.…

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ACE’s Second Annual Softball Extravaganza!

The Second Annual ACE Softball Game took place last Friday!

Team captains Eugene (Dodgers) and Steve (Mets) bravely led their
teams in the battle that hasn’t been seen since game 6, 1986 Mets vs. Red Sox!
A total of 60 staff and past and present participants were in attendance for this excellent event! Thank you to everyone who made the day so much fun!

Jimmy’s Success Story

acegraduation_0913_3860When James was released from prison in 2008 at the age of 61, he felt he had hit rock bottom. Saddled with a dark history of lifelong addiction and crime, and having nowhere to turn for help, he found life empty and meaningless. “I was a hard worker and an intelligent person, but the drugs took over my life,” he says. “Once I had started using, I never had the power to stop.”

 

Before his sentence, James worked as a barber, warehouse foreman and forklift operator, but he had difficulties getting back on his feet and finding a new job.…

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Graduation Ceremony, June 11th

acegraduation_0913_3787Please join us in celebrating our graduates and commending them on their outstanding achievements. Our Spring Graduation Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 11th at St. Anthony’s Church at 154 Sullivan St. NY, NY, from 6:30 – 9:30 PM. You will not regret being present for this inspiring event. We look forward to seeing you there.

To RSVP, contact  Michele Schuster by email–mschuster@acenewyork.org or by phone–212.274.0550 x 26…

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