Come to ACE’s 2012 Summer Graduation Ceremony!

When: Thursday, August 16th, 2012, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: The Scholastic Building | 557 Broadway

ACE will be honoring our most recent group of Project Comeback graduates on August 16th at the Scholastic Building (557 Broadway, between Prince and Spring Sts) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  These formerly homeless men and women have made a commitment to turning their lives around with ACE’s help.  You may have seen our dedicated cleaning crews around town, but this is a chance to experience the profound change that ACE can effect.

Please join the entire ACE family, your fellow New Yorkers, and the proud friends and family of the graduates as we honor their remarkable achievements.  Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony. To R.S.V.P., contact Deana Murtha at 212-274-0550 ext. 52 or



Shop, Support ACE!

Want to support ACE and shop for great products at great prices?  As part of the Amazon Associates program, you can do just that by clicking on the banner below.  Use this special Amazon link and shop as you normally would; when you complete your purchase, ACE will receive a cash back gift from Amazon every month. It’s an easy and simple way to support our job training, educational and housing programs. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Ben Kalish at or 212 274 0550 x 50.

Project Home Officially Underway

ACE is extremely proud to announce that our long-awaited housing initiative, Project Home, is officially up and running! ACE selected 2 Project Comeback graduates to be the first Project Home participants: Maceo and Robert. Maceo moved in earlier this month, while Robert is waiting for a one-bedroom/studio to open up at the Highbridge facility in the Bronx that will house our alumni.  Check out this great photo of Maceo with the keys and lease to his new place and stay tuned for more updates on Project Home!




Young New York Foundation’s Spring Benefit for ACE

Our great friends at the Young New York Foundation are hosting a benefit for Friday, April 20 at Avenue (116th 10th Ave, btwn W.17th and 18th). Early bird tickets are on sale until Friday (3/16) and are available here.

The Young New York Foundation is a platform that connects young professionals and exceptional charitable projects in New York. They raise funds and source volunteers for a number of charities that focus exclusively on New Yorkers and the development of their communities.

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.