Sunday, January 27, 2019

ACE New York's Project Stay

Priam Sen is an entrepreneur who has belonged to think tanks such as the National Committee of American Foreign Policy, the Asia Society, and the Carnegie Council. Among other philanthropic pursuits, Priam Sen supports the Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless (ACE) New York.

Founded in 1997, ACE New York serves more than 600 New Yorkers through its various programs. For instance, Project Comeback is a vocational rehabilitation program, while Project Stay builds on those skills by providing graduates with continued lifelong support in order to stay employed. Workshops cover topics such as time management, work-life balance, and communication skills, with both group and one-on-one counseling available.

The programs are funded by tax-deductible donations. A donation of as little as $75 covers computer lab supplies for program graduates, while a $1,000 donation helps to sponsor a Women in the Workforce Engagement event for 25 Project Comeback participants or graduates and their daughters. Donations also support catering for career days and cover the cost of various courses and exams.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Two NAMM Programs That Support Young Musicians’ Learning and Growth

Investor Priam Sen is the chairman of Monarch Holdings, a firm that invests in organizations across various industries. A lover of music, Priam Sen supports the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). 

NAMM operates various programs aimed at educating young musicians and presenting them with opportunities to increase their chances of success. Two of these programs are NAMM Young Professionals (NAMM YP) and The Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) program.

NAMM YP is a network of young music industry professionals under 40 years of age. Members receive access to exclusive NAMM YP events where they get to forge lifelong partnerships with peers and learn from industry veterans. NAMM YP is also working on a mentorship program that will match members with industry professionals for a year, helping young professionals develop under the guidance of commercially successful musicians and others in the music industry. 

BCME, meanwhile, is a program that recognizes schools and school districts that support music education. The national recognition program gives schools the tools to increase their visibility, advance their music programs, and increase music curriculum access among students.