NEW YORK-MAY 19: ACE Programs For The Homeless
2011 Gala Annual Gala --"Viva Las Veg-ACE" on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Starlight Roof
, 301 Park Avenue, New York, NY Dinner & Entertainment followed by. Live performance from STOMP! Awards presented by Rita Cosby and Master of Ceremonies Freddie Roman Honorees:
Bobby Campell, Bonnie Evans & Veronica Mainetti 2011 Gala Chairs:
Jennifer Bandier and Neil Boyarsky 2011 Gala Vice-Chairs: Anna Gerzon
, Donna Soloway, and Victoria Wyman.
In 1992, Philanthropist Henry Buhl
encountered a neighborhood homeless man who inspired him to create The SoHo Partnership
, a non-profit organization to help other homeless and recovering homeless men and women secure full-time jobs and permanent housing. Later the TriBeCa and NoHo/Bowery Partnerships
were established under the umbrella of the A.C.E. (Association of Community Employment) Programs for the Homeless
, now known simply as ACE A.C.E.
ssociation of C
mployment Programs for the homeless works with homeless men and women throughout New York City, providing job training, work experience and a lifetime support network to help our program participants achieve their goals and establish economic independence. A.C.E.
Empowers the homeless and Improves communities by offering services that include giving men and women a job sweeping the streets of New York City, and New Yorkers in turn will support them as they work to regain their independence. If it sounds simple, it is. The idea behind ACE works because the individuals in the bright red uniforms who clean your sidewalk want more than charity—they want a better life. They have made the decision to leave homelessness behind. All we do is give them a chance–and the resources they need get started. Our homeless solution helps empower the men and women to turn their lives around. Every day, our crews hit the streets, armed with a broom and bucket and a determination to put in an honest day’s work. After their shift, they will attend a soft skills workshop, a computer training course, or perhaps a basic English or math class which are included among the homeless services we offer. They will discuss job leads with our career development staff and develop a job search strategy.After a few months, with our help, they’ll find a job of their own and graduate. But we encourage them to stay in touch, and take advantage of the job retention programs we offer. If they ever lose their job, want to ask for a raise, or just need a little support, our doors are always open to them. All this is made possible because of the partnership of the individuals and businesses that support ACE and its homelessness solution. We’re changing lives and cleaning up New York City, one block at a time.
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