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.