The faces of Job Path...
Since 1978, Job Path has been encouraging people with developmental disabilities to explore what they want out of life and then to chart their own journeys. Through our programs, we provide the opportunities and support for people to succeed at whatever they want – whether it’s paid or volunteer work, living in their own homes, or participating in community life. In other words, to lead the same kind of life we all want.
Job Path Celebrates New Jobs...
Jessica Wang, an artist, works at Brooklyn Artists Gym, a studio/art gallery/school in Gowanus, Brooklyn. As an employee, Jessica can take art classes for free and show her artwork in the gallery. Jessica, who does maintenance and cutodial work, says, " I get to work on tasks I'm good at, and I have art all around me to look at when I work."
Cooper Square Realty, the largest real estate management company in New York City, has formed an exciting partnership with Job Path. Cooper Square has hired Caleb Mateo, Neil Thakkar and Dominique Brown as part of their accounting team. All three ensure that invoices and bills for the company are organized, scanned into shared drives and filed. They also assist with a wide array of administrative tasks. Their supervisors and co-workers have been "wowed" by their remarkable attentiveness to detail, combined with their work ethic and wonderful spirit.
...And The Community!
Our first Family Appreciation Event was held at the home of Job Path Trustee Maria Tucci. The informal garden supper provided an opportunity for family members to get to know one another and discuss the "People First Waiver" which will change the New York State system of services for people with developmental disabilities. Everyone voted to meet again in the fall. One attendee remarked: "It felt like we are one big family."
The Anime Club attended the Baruch Anime Asylum Convention, (BAACON) 2012.They participated in video game tournaments and anime series screenings. Wendela Madnick,in the red coat, entered the character contest as alchemist Edward Elric and won a $50 prize for first place.
It’s all about jobs!
Our new website design offers employers a quick way to find applicants for their job openings. Jobs Wanted is a showcase of the people we are working with who are ready to interview for jobs. Our Employers explains how Job Path employment specialists work with potential employers to find the best way to meet their needs while making someone’s dream of having a job come true. And there are lots of success stories to report.