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Donate Your Suits & Dresses to Help Women Land Jobs

Posted on 04/5/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Dress for Success

That’s right! The gently used professional attire you no longer wear can help struggling women land jobs.

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Affiliated Agency Events

Tags: Volunteering, grace institute

Viacom Volunteers Mentor “Grace” Women Preparing to Reenter Workforce

Posted on 05/25/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Real World Warm Up


Successful Viacom female leaders mentor Grace Institute's women reentering the workforce

By Karen Daly

As a writer and Catholic Charities volunteer blogger it was amazing to watch last Friday, May 20,...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: grace institute, Volunteering, Viacom volunteers, Viacommunity Day, team-building

Brag Your Way with Grace to Success:

Posted on 04/25/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

A Once Secret How-To

By Karen Daly


 Back-to-back bragging - a "Grace" ful secret to success.

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Job Readiness & Placement

Tags: grace institute, Brag Party, Peggy Klaus

Abused, Abandoned but Destined for Better

Posted on 01/12/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Jasmin Gonzalez was just three years old when Child Protective Services took her and her sisters from their parents who suffered from drug abuse and placed the children in the first of five foster homes.  Sometimes they were placed together;...

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Tags: New York Times Neediest Cases, Good Shepherd Services, grace institute, New York Foundling

Free Tuition for Women on the Move

Posted on 10/21/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Thanks to – believe it or not – tuition-free job training and placement for women in need, Grace Institute has been moving women for more than a century.

Now Grace Institute is celebrating its own move.  After decades...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Job Readiness & Placement

Tags: grace institute

New Video Highlights Impact of Our Work and Personal Story of One Family

Posted on 06/2/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

 Before cancer struck, Yarsely, 27, and her husband, Jean Carlos, 28, each held jobs to support themselves and their two little girls.

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: grace institute, Jean Carlos, Yarsely

Help a Woman - Volunteer

Posted on 02/20/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Another Volunteer Opportunity that needs Volunteers! 
 

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Tags: grace institute

What’s So Great About a Random Act of Kindness?

Posted on 02/10/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

It’s Random Acts of Kindness Week.

So, we wonder, what’s in it for me? Watch this powerful video and find out. Inspired? Join us this special week, February 9 – 15, 2015, and help spread the kindness.

Looking for ways to pitch in? How about:

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Tags: Big Sisters Big Brothers, grace institute, Random Act of Kindness, Thai Life Insurance, Volunteering

Rebuilding Lives After Husband and Provider’s Death

Posted on 01/13/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Leukemia took Jean Carlos Ocasio in November, but the apartment he shared with his wife, Yaresly Cosme-Alicea, and their daughters, ages 4 and 7, still vibrates with his...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: grace institute, Jean Carlos Ocasio, Leukemia, Yaresly Cosme-Alicea, New York Times Neediest Cases