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40 Years: Workforce Development Division

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Amy Torres

THE STORY:

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Workforce Development Division. Beginning with just two programs, we have since provided over 20 training and employment services to over 95,000 clients.  This year alone, we will be training more than 200 low wage immigrants for careers in hospitality, construction and luxury retail and providing over 475 adults with English literacy skills.  Our services are targeted at immigrants living in poverty and are free to those who qualify.

Your generous donation will ensure that the Workforce Development Division can continue to provide quality training and educational services to communities most at need.  Thank you for your support!

I have been with the Workforce Development Division since 2013.  As the Literacy Program Coordinator, I work with our ESL students in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, overseeing and encouraging them in their studies and connecting them with the greater educational and occupational opportunities available to them once they successfully complete our program.  I also work with a great team of program staff and instructors whose hard work, innovative ideas, and collaboration are instrumental to the success of our students. 

The best part of my work is seeing our students succeed outside the classroom. It's great to see our students find meaningful work, enter training programs, or go to college after they complete their studies. However, it's equally exciting to see them form new friendships in class and experience parts of the city they've never had access to before. Seeing how our students use the skills learned in class to enrich their lives and their city makes each day new and exciting. 

Please feel free to check out other Literacy Program staff pages:

Karen Lee

Erica Huang

Jeffrey Lau

Thank you for your generosity and support. I hope you can celebrate with us at our 1970s themed Workforce 40 event. Mark your calendars (and begin preparing your 70s outfit!) for Friday, May 29th at Santos Party House! I look forward to seeing you then.

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To This Fundraiser

$616

MONEY RAISED
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  • WF

    $10

  • ESL Students

    $140

  • ESL Students

    $80

  • Commemorative Pin Sales

    $40

  • Yi, Rui Yi

    $7

  • Commemorative Pins

    $20

  • ESL Classes (Brooklyn)

    $52

  • Student Donations

    $67

  • Students (Manhattan)

    $110

  • Cabalda-Torres Family

     

  • Karla Salguero

    $25

  • Brielle Nalence

    $35

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31% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $10,053 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Annette Montalvo

Amount Raised

$2,101

 

105% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Vickie Wong

Amount Raised

$1,398

 

70% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Stephanie Eng

Amount Raised

$1,250

 

63% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erica Huang

Amount Raised

$1,230

 

62% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Karen Lee

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

50% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Simon Chiew

Amount Raised

$925

 

46% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy Torres

Amount Raised

$616

 

31% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Wendy Eng

Amount Raised

$543

 

27% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Brielle Nalence

Brielle Nalence

DONATION: $35

4 years ago

Karla Salguero

Karla Salguero

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Cabalda-Torres Family

Cabalda-Torres Family

in support of undocumented & documented immigrant families 4 years ago

Students (Manhattan)

Students (Manhattan)

DONATION: $110

4 years ago

Student Donations

Student Donations

DONATION: $67

4 years ago

ESL Classes (Brooklyn)

ESL Classes (Brooklyn)

DONATION: $52

4 years ago

Yi, Rui Yi

Yi, Rui Yi

DONATION: $7

4 years ago

Commemorative Pins

Commemorative Pins

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

ESL Students

ESL Students

DONATION: $80

5 years ago

Commemorative Pin Sales

Commemorative Pin Sales

DONATION: $40

5 years ago