ACE began in SoHo 22 years ago with one man sweeping one block. Thanks to your support, we have grown into a multi-faceted organization that addresses all of our participants needs, serving over 400 individuals annually. We’re proud that just in the past few years we’ve expanded our reach and now provide maintenance services in all five boroughs. Now, it looks like our influence may even cross the New York State borders as we have been asked to provide assistance for workforce development programs in Baltimore, MD, through a two-year grant, awarded by the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.
ACE senior staff members travelled to Baltimore in August and met with staff from the Weinberg Foundation as well as city and health and human services officials. The Baltimore based representatives voiced their hopes of replicating ACE’s NYC results in Baltimore. We are honored to be emerging as a leader in the homeless services field, and that our impact is garnering attention in other afflicted cities. (Fun Fact: ACE’s graduation rates are consistently 18% higher than similar programs in NYC.) We thank the Weinberg Foundation for their recognition of an outstanding and effective program, and we thank all of our supporters, partners, and friends, because without your generosity, ACE might have still been on only one block.