Programs

Fall 2012 Quarterly Newsletter

Dear Friend,
ACE Programs for the Homeless is excited to share some of our most recent accomplishments with the supporters who have made them all possible.  So far this year, we have had 124 individuals enroll in Project Comeback and have had 79 individuals find full-time employment.  Here’s to 2012 ending on a successful note!
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Project Comeback Graduation

On August 16th, ACE honored 37 Project Comback graduates, the most in a single graduation in the program’s history, at the New York Law School. 



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ACE Participates in Homelessness Awareness Symposium

On Tuesday, March 6th, ACE Executive Director Jim Martin and Project Stay Coordinator Elizabeth McNierney attended a Homelessness Awareness Symposium at Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School. Students from four different NYC high schools attended and four different organizations (ACE, Rock & Wrap it Up, Picture the Homeless and Masbia) presented the unique work they do to help NYC’s homeless population – everything from advocacy, to food pantries, etc.  Jim and Liz facilitated discussions with the students on their perceptions of homelessness, the underlying causes of homelessness, ACE’s unique approach to tackling those underlying causes and how the students can get involved in their own communities in the fight against homelessness.…

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This Week In Project Comeback: ACE at the Holidays

The power to give is an important one, especially during the holidays. While our clients come from different backgrounds, there is a common theme that arises from a history of homeless: separation from community. Our clients work everyday towards rebuilding their lives and reestablishing themselves within their communities, and ACE makes sure to provide our clients with the power to give during the holidays, which serves as a source of empowerment and encouragement towards their greater goals.…

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This week in Project Comeback: December Graduation

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Last week, we celebrated our Project Comeback Graduation. Graduates, their proud friends and family, current program participants, and ACE staff gathered at the Joyce Theater to celebrate. The afternoon was, as always, filled with incredible stories of the men and women who, with ACE’s help, have left homelessness behind.

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Kim told the audience about the importance of trust: “Steve said something to me one day when I first started: he said ‘I trust you.’ Trust?!…

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Thanksgiving Luncheon

Last week, we celebrated Thanksgiving with some of the current program participants and graduates of Project Comeback.  Local restaurants donated turkeys, stuffing, sweet potatoes and more to create a holiday spread for the entire ACE family.

It was a wonderful opportunity for the community to thank the men and women who work hard to keep our neighborhoods clean, and it was a chance for past graduates of the program to reunite with the ACE staff who helped them get back on their feet.…

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September Graduation at The Crosby Street Hotel

Thanks to everyone who attended the graduation last week, and a very big thank you to the Crosby Street Hotel for hosting our celebration!  We are already excited for the next one, as job developer Harvey Semler reported at today’s staff meeting that we already have four new job placements since last week.  Our graduations are the best way to learn about ACE and become personally acquainted with those whose lives have been touched by our programs. …

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