Good Day Street Talk this week interviewed Grace Institute Executive Director Sherry Krull –who discusses how this Catholic Charities affiliate has been empowering women in the workplace through training and job placement – and Grace Graduate Phara Bernadin who shares her inspiring story.
“Women who are coming to us are incredibly hungry,” Ms. Krull tells Fox News. “They want to make a change in their lives.
“So it’s such a pleasure for us who are working in the organization to get 150 women all in one room from all different backgrounds, all different boroughs, all different experiences and nurture them, teach them the hard skills they need in terms of Microsoft Office, business communication and also the essential skills, the soft skills- conflict resolution, professional management.
“And also nurture their souls a little bit because they’re coming to us from having struggled.
“So it’s a combination of those skills for six months that …makes them incredibly marketable.”
Phara Bernadin, a recent Grace graduate, agreed.
“It did a great deal for me,” she tells Fox News.
“It’s like a family because you go back and the door’s always open.
“And the way my daughter looks at me and things that she says – ‘Mommy I’m so proud of you…and to me no amount of money or anything can compare to that.”
Grace Institute, an affiliate of Catholic Charities, has been providing tuition-free job-training skills for women in New York City for more than 100 years. The program includes intensive computer, business writing and career development classes. It prepares students for interviews and draws on its extensive lists of employer contacts to arrange meetings and help the students find work.
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Click here to learn more about Grace Institute and its tuition-free job-training programs for New York City women.
To watch the Fox News interview, visit the video site and click on Part 4.