Around the House: employment

More than fifty percent of businesses fail in the first year, so Fountain House is especially proud that our first social enterprise is now two years old. JackRabbit Deliveries began on March 18th with just three employees and now employs 17 Fountain House members, which makes up 18% of Fountain...
By Priscilla Lundin
The important work Fountain House does in the area of supported employment was highlighted in the remarks of Jennifer Rivera, Fountain House Director of Human Resources and Veterans Affairs, a panelist on the September 29, 2015 program held in Manhattan at the New York City Bar Association,...
By Ashley Womble
Fountain House President Kenn Dudek discussed our employment and education programs, College Re-Entry, and Fall Fete with the Wall Street Journal’s Tanya Rivero.Watch the segment.
By Maria Bronkema
Maria B., blog author and proud Columbia University Teachers College graduateOn June 27th we celebrated graduates with speeches, music, and food on our beautiful, flowery horticulture patio. This year, Fountain House’s graduation party was special because we boasted a large number of people who...
I’m finishing up a supported job in the mailroom at Morgan Stanley. Even though the job wasn’t perfect, I still gained a lot from the experience. I learned things both big and small - about myself and about life in general.The first hurdle was the dress code: modified corporate, which...
From mid-April through early August 2012, anyone who walked by the Employment Unit at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month could see that the five Fountain House members seated around the rectangular conference table were hard at work.  They were the first participants...
  Transitional Employment affords Fountain House members the opportunity to work at some of NYC's most prestigious companies.The goal of side by side practice at Fountain House is mastery and increased self-efficacy. In order to achieve this goal the work of the Fountain House community must...
Fox 5 is one of many corporations that partners with Fountain House to provide job opportunities for members.Fountain House is finding innovative ways to meet the current labor market’s challenges to members’ financial needs. By more precisely defining Fountain House’s...
We, at Fountain House, were excited to acknowledge publicly our wonderful corporate partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, at a national ceremony in Washington, D.C.  Larry Willams, the firm's Director of Office Services and Facilities, responded with such a...
Nancy YoungEmployment Unit, Fountain HouseRecently, interested parties from around Fountain House went on a half-day retreat to focus on employment - where we are now and what we can do better. Yesterday, I wrote about how to put the “support” in Supported Employment. Today, I...

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