neighborhood until she found Park Nursing Home and convinced director Pat Russell to meet Eric. Geri almost couldn’t believe it when Mr. Russell told Eric, “Just make sure you are on time and wear a clean uniform.”
At the Interagency Council, June 9th, Crecida Norris was recognized as one of the field’s “shining star” Direct Support Professionals. Crecida has been at Job Path since 2004. Every day since then she’s devoted herself to the people she supports. They’ve become shining stars, too, because of the thoughtful support she provides and the deeply caring relationships she’s developed with them and their families. As her supervisor Maureen Martinez says, “Crecida lives out the meaning of love.” Job Path truly appreciates her hard work and dedication.
In celebration of Developmental Disability Awareness Month in March, the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) and the Consortium for Customized Employment (CCE), a project of Job Path, honored four employers for their positive impact on the lives of New Yorkers with disabilities. The honorees were:
- Brooklyn Prospect Charter Schools
- Restaurant Associates
- Shake Shack
- Tumbador Chocolate
Giving Tuesday doesn’t have to be only once a year. Visit our Network For Good page and make giving a monthly event. As little as $5 per month makes a difference.
Some photos from our October 19, 2016 benefit.
Job Path was awarded the top prize in the daily support category for CHIC: Changing Housing into Community. CHIC is a parent-initiated program that represents a partnership between Job Path, a group of parents and Adaptations, a social program at the JCC of Manhattan. CHIC offers the support of a group home without the group home. People have their own apartments but live near one another. Everyone has the personalized supports they need to manage their households and participate in community life. We are even creating an app, Pieced, that is designed to help people hire their own staff. Think Tinder meets Linked In. Our first CHIC community, which we call West Side Connections, is operating in New York City.
West Side Connections has gone from the drawing board to reality: several young people are now in their own apartments. Director, Lauren Enos, manages the day-to-day details and helps connect the young people to one another and to community life.
Did you miss our Art Heist? The event, held at the Brooklyn Brewery, featured art donated by artists and friends from Job Path. Click here to watch a short clip and we hope to see you next year!
Board member Gary Mayerson was recently interviewed on Good Day Street Talk along with Danny Oquendo, older brother of Avonte Oquendo, and Randy Richardson who is an assistant paralegal at the law offices of Mayerson & Associates, a firm dedicated to representing individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Click to watch.
For more information and to see available artwork click on the flyer below.
Thank you to our friends at The Frick Collection for choosing their top 10 picks.