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“I live to see the sun break through the storm, if you remember sunshine on your darkest day, just follow what your heart says and you will find a way. Strong hearts just keep on going, that is why I am still standing here today.” — Christine Patron, 2018 Career Design School Graduation Speaker
It is striking what happens when a room full of people committed to a cause join forces. That is what occurred on Wednesday evening at the Mezzanine in New York City. Nearly 180 people who care about justice for the impoverished and vulnerable, gathered to celebrate the work of Wildcat--- an agency with a history of pioneering action on behalf of those who need a second chance.
Our Annual Spring Cocktail Party takes place on May 16th. The Spring Cocktail Party honors the work of Wildcat, which for over 45 years has been driving innovations in services to the justice-involved.
On March 29, the Fedcap family of agencies hosted an event to honor employees who have been with us for 25 years or more. The event, 25+ Years of Service Celebration, took place at Grant Thornton at 757 Third Avenue.
On March 27 Fedcap held its 15th Solution Series, Women Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life. The overflow crowd included business partners, and representatives from academia, community and government organizations. Hundreds more, from across the country and overseas, joined the event via livestream. Please click here to watch a video of the event.
On Thursday, February 15th close to 200 people attended the 9th Annual Boston Chili Cup, an event to benefit Community Work Services’ culinary program. Held at Ned Devine’s Irish Pub, the Chili Cup attracted 13 restaurants competing to earn a prize for the best chili in Boston. The lively crowd, including friends, donors and supporters of CWS, sampled the delicious fare while being entertained by a DJ and participating in a raffle.
Easterseals New York spread joy this holiday season throughout the communities it serves with a series of memorable Holiday Cheer events.
On November 27th, the Fedcap family of agencies hosted its inaugural Possible of Possible Gala. Guided by the belief that we are better together, Fedcap, Single Stop USA, Easterseals, Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services, ReServe and Wildcat honored distinguished supporters, and the individuals and families we are privileged to serve. Over 400 people attended the evening event at Gotham Hall in Manhattan.
On Thursday November 9th, CWS celebrated its 140th anniversary at the Omni Parker House Rooftop Ballroom in Boston. The spirited event honored an organization that has stayed relevant for 140 years through continuous innovation, and meeting the needs of the individuals and families that it serves. \
On November 27th, guided by the belief that we are truly better together, Fedcap, Single Stop USA, Easterseals, Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services, ReServe and Wildcat will host our Power of Possible Gala at Gotham Hall in New York City. This combined Gala is one way to leverage the power of our growing family of brands, and to ensure that we maximize the impact of your investment in our work.
Fedcap Solution Series - The Employment of People with Disabilities: Moving Beyond Social Responsibility to a Business Solution
On October 3rd Fedcap held its 14th biannual Solution Series – The Employment of People with Disabilities: Moving Beyond Social Responsibility to a Business Solution. The overflow crowd included business partners, and representatives from community and government organizations that support the Fedcap family of agencies. If you were unable to attend the event, click here to view the Solution Series in its entirety.
On Monday August 14th 90 people participated in the Third Annual Fedcap Golf Tournament at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, New York. The tournament supports youth who are aging out of the foster care system, providing them with mentorship, high impact internships, and assistance in applying to and graduating from college.
On Monday August 7th over 400 people gathered for the second annual Hungry for Hope event, a benefit for Granite Pathways’ Safe Harbor Recovery Center in Portsmouth, NH. The event raised over $70,000 - more than double the amount raised at the first Hungry for Hope dinner last year.
On Monday, June 24th, 108 golfers played in the 28th Annual Easterseals New York Golf Classic at Salem Golf Club in North Salem, NY. Longtime supporters of Easterseals, and many new friends, enjoyed a great day of golf amid rolling hills and beautifully landscaped grounds. Enthusiasm was high - even after a two-hour rain delay!
On Sunday, July 9th staff from across the agency participated in the Third Annual Disability Pride Parade NYC. We are a proud sponsor of this event, which promotes inclusion, awareness, and visibility of people with disabilities.
Fedcap's annual Graduations are among the most inspiring events on our calendar. They take on special meaning because of the barriers that individuals must overcome to graduate. The Fedcap Career Design School, Fedcap School and Easterseals Child Development Centers all celebrated graduations in June, in moving ceremonies that inspired all who attended.
On Tuesday May 2nd Easterseals New York held its first annual Spring Warm-up – an event to celebrate the great work of ESNY staff, and to welcome new friends to our Easterseals family. Over 150 staff, supporters, partners and friends gathered at the Memorial Art Gallery attended the event.
For 45 years, Wildcat has been driving innovations in services to the homeless, chronically unemployed, public assistance recipients and those involved with the justice system. Since combining with Fedcap in 2012 Wildcat’s work has accelerated and expanded. New efforts to help these individuals reenter the workforce and hold sustainable jobs - thus breaking the cycles of incarceration, welfare dependency, addiction and crime – are contributing to the national conversation about serving the justice-involved.
The Fedcap Golf Tournament will change the lives of youth in foster care by helping them transition to college and careers.
Since its January 30th launch, Fedcap’s Breaking the Cycle program has had a remarkable impact on needy families in the State of Maine.
Fedcap Solution Series - Why Business Should Support Early Childhood Education: Building a Workforce Pipeline for the 21st Century Business
Fedcap held its 13th Solution Series – Why Business Should Support Early Childhood Education: Building a Workforce Pipeline for the 21st Century Business – on March 29 at Mutual of America. An overflow crowd of Fedcap business partners, academia, government, community nonprofit partners donors and staff attended the event.
Heather Mills Visits Project Explore in Valhalla New York for Naming of the Heather Mills Child Development Center
On February 16th noted international philanthropist Heather Mills visited Project Explore in Valhalla, New York. Since 2009, Ms. Mills has been one of Easterseals New York’s most generous benefactors. Her support includes a $125,000 gift to purchase and refurbish the building at 70 Columbus Avenue in Valhalla that houses Project Explore and now bears her name - the Heather Mills Child Development Center.
Fedcap’s Breaking the Cycle program was officially launched in the State of Maine on January 30th, with the opening of four Opportunity Centers. The Breaking the Cycle program was established by Fedcap after we were selected by Maine officials to provide statewide services under their Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, called ASPIRE. The state had not met TANF work participation rates and believed Fedcap could do a better job.
Close to 100 board members, staff, partners and stakeholders attended Easterseals New York Annual Meeting on Monday, January 30th. The spirited event, at 210 E. 43rd Street, celebrated the past, present, and future of ESNY, and recognized the remarkable stories of the individuals who the agency is so proud to serve.
Fedcap has officially combined with Single Stop USA, a nationwide agency that provides coordinated access to resources for education and job readiness. The combination, which was formalized on February 1st, strengthens the capacity of both agencies to advance equity and provide opportunities for people with barriers to economic well-being.
Members of the PrepNOW! community - foster parents, success mentors, NYC Child-Placing Agencies, foundations, NYC Administration for Children’s Services and other stakeholders - convened at Fedcap headquarters on December 15th to honor a remarkable group of foster parents who have completed the PrepNOW! curriculum.
On December 7th Granite Pathways hosted the first Solution Series outside of New York City.
“The love of my children is why I am standing here tonight, and not on the street or dead.” Niki Semnack
New York City hosted its 97th annual Veterans Day Parade on November 11. Over 40,000 people participated in the event, including a sizeable contingent of board members, staff and leadership from Easterseals and the entire Fedcap family of agencies. Easterseals board members Scott Pollack, Scott Modlin and Jim Kroll marched in the parade as did Fedcap COO Joe Giannetto.
Fedcap Solution Series - Leading as Women: How Women are Increasing Productivity and Changing Business
Fedcap recently held its 12th Solution Series – Leading as Women: How Women Are Increasing Productivity and Changing Business. The event took place on October 11th at Mutual of America and drew an overflow crowd of Fedcap supporters, and business and political leaders from the community. Hundreds of people in multiple states watched the event via live stream.
On Monday, November 28th Fedcap will hold its Annual Celebration of Work Gala at Gotham Hall in Manhattan. Our Gala celebrates the courage and accomplishments of our consumers, and the groundbreaking work of our speakers and special guests.
On Sunday July 10th, New York City held its second annual Disability Pride parade. Thousands of people attended the parade, which went from Union Square Park to Madison Square Park.
Maricela Brea, Senior Director, Fedcap Youth & Young Adults Division, was recently honored at a National Disability Employment Awareness Month awards ceremony at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
On Monday, August 8th, 80 people participated in the Third Annual Fedcap Golf Tournament at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale New York. Under a warm summer sun, the many friends of Fedcap enjoyed a great day on the golf course, and through their generous support, helped to transform the lives of youth who are aging out of foster care. Participants included board members Ken Raisler and John Mascialino, many of our vendors, donors and family members.
On Saturday July 30th almost 1000 people gathered in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York for Easterseals New York’s annual Walk With Me event.
On Monday July 25th Easterseals New York held its 27th Annual Hudson Valley Golf Classic at Hollow Brook Golf Club in Cortlandt Manor, NY. The sold-out event provided significant support to nearly 1,000 children in Easter Seals New York preschools, providing them with services that are essential to their growth and development – including class trips, extra staff, vision care, playgrounds, sensory rooms and much more.
On July 12th, over 150 people joined in the celebration of the grand opening of Safe Harbor -a recovery center located at 865 Islington Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The effort – the culmination of the hard work and commitment of many community members and staff – was spearheaded by Sandi Coyle, who serves as Executive Director of Granite Pathways and the Director of Recovery Services for Fedcap.
On Wednesday May 18 almost 200 people gathered at Mutual of America on Park Avenue for Fedcap’s annual Spring Cocktail Party. This event celebrates the work of Wildcat, which has been driving innovation in services to the justice-involved for over 40 years.
Fedcap Solution Series: Addressing Employee Mental Health and Addiction: Improving Your Business Bottom Line
“Addiction is based on fear, which goes hand in hand with stigma, it is a disease of progression, for which recovery is “the last house on the block” -- that is why it’s so important that the workplace to be a safe, supportive environment where employees can ask for help.”
"The most important message you leave here with tonight is that every human being, no matter the circumstances that they were born in, is deserving of dignity and respect.”
On November 10, 2015 ReServe celebrated its first decade with Powering Transformative Change: ReServe’s 10-Year Anniversary Summit.
Fedcap Solution Series: A Conversation with Patrick Kennedy: Changing the National Discourse About Mental Health Issues and Addiction
On Wednesday October 28, Representative Patrick Kennedy spoke at Fedcap’s 10th Solutions Series. Mr. Kennedy served 16 years in Congress and is one of our country’s leading and most compelling advocate for changing the stigmatization of mental health and addiction, and improving access to care.
On August 10th Fedcap held its Second Annual Golf Tournament at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, New York. Thirty golf foursomes participated in the tournament, which netted $86,500 – enough to support High Impact Internships and an array of services designed to help youth break through the cycle of poverty.
The Fedcap School in Orange, New Jersey, held its annual Graduation ceremony on June 16th. Over 80 people attended to celebrate the achievements of 11 remarkable students, who earned both a Certificate of Completion from the Fedcap School and a State of New Jersey high school diploma.
On June 11, in an exuberant ceremony at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Fedcap celebrated the accomplishments of its graduating class of 2015.
On May 12th members of the PrepNOW! community gathered at Fedcap headquarters in Manhattan to celebrate their accomplishments to date, and consider the road ahead as they work to change the story for youth in foster care.
On Thursday, May 7, over 270 people gathered at the MetLife Building in Midtown Manhattan for Fedcap’s annual Spring Cocktail Party.
On Thursday March 26th over 150 people representing businesses, foundations, nonprofits and government, participated in person and via streaming in Fedcap’s 9th Solution Series. The topic was “Immigration and Its Impact on Business.”
On December 1st Fedcap held its 2014 Celebration of Work. It was one of our most successful Galas to date!
On Thursday November 13, Fedcap, in partnership with NYSID, City University of New York and the Veterans Resource Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, participated in the grand opening of a Battle Buddy Center at John Jay College.
On Thursday October 23rd, over 150 people representing businesses, foundations, nonprofits and government, participated in person and via streaming in Fedcap’s 8th Solution Series.
On Tuesday, October 14th, Fedcap, in partnership with the Rutgers University School of Social Work and Beijing Normal University, hosted a diverse group of 23 professionals from China on a U.S. Study Tour as part of their Executive Master of Philanthropy (EMP) and Non-Profit Management studies.
On Thursday, September 4th, in a ceremony at 19th Street, Fedcap employee Krzysztof Bramski was presented with a 2014 NYSID Joslin Outstanding Performer Recognition by NYSID, the Preferred Source agency for New York State.
On August 11th Fedcap held our first annual Golf Tournament at Trump National Golf Club. The event was a tremendous success and through the gifts, sponsorships and silent auction purchases of our friends and sponsors, the sold-out Fedcap Golf Tournament raised $71,000!
On Friday August 8th, 86 individuals with disabilities from across the state of Rhode Island and 35 businesses gathered at Chelo’s Restaurant in Warwick RI for Connect2Careers™, one of Fedcap’s signature programs for helping individuals develop the networking skills and professional contacts they need to build their careers.
On July 21st and 22nd 85 people representing nine states joined us for a national convening of ReServe in the historic city of Boston MA.
On June 26 Fedcap leadership, funders, partners and a host of distinguished guests gathered at the Willard Office Building in Washington D.C. to celebrate the success of Washingtonians for Children and the youth that it serves.
On June 17th the Fedcap School celebrated its 2014 Graduation & Moving Up Ceremony for five graduating seniors and seven students who will be seniors during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Fedcap celebrated the courage and accomplishments of graduates of its programs in a rousing, inspirational graduation ceremony on June 12th at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater.
Over 160 guests attended Fedcap’s third annual Spring Cocktail Party at Landmark on the Park, an event honoring Carl Weisbrod, Chair of the New York City Planning Commission and former Executive Director and board member of Wildcat Service Corp.
On June 3rd, over 50 participants from Fedcap’s Education Practice Area youth services and approximately 40 volunteers gathered at the New York Junior League on East 80th Street in Manhattan for a Networking by Design™ event.
On Friday April 25th, Fedcap moved from 211 West 14th Street – where it had been located since 1953 – to new headquarters on the sixth floor of 633 3rd Avenue. The new headquarters and our new 210 East 43rd Street location, which will house Fedcap programs and businesses, allow us to strategically strengthen our impact as an agency.
Solution Series: The Intersection of Workforce and Economic Development: Why it Matters to Employers
Fedcap President and CEO Christine McMahon welcomed over 150 people, including representatives from business, government, academia, think tanks and not for profit providers to the Mutual of America Building on March 27th for Fedcap’s 7th Solutions Series on the topic of the Intersection of Workforce and Economic Development.
On Friday February 28th, Fedcap’s newly awarded Center for Excellence and Advocacy (CEA) celebrated its launch and ribbon cutting ceremony in the presence of over 140 state and local dignitaries, businesses, advocates, consumers and community partners.
Fedcap had a record-breaking evening at the 2013 Celebration of Work Gala at Gotham Hall.
Solution Series - Leveraging the Older Workforce as a Competitive Advantage
On Wednesday, September 18, board member Anoop Dhakad hosted a cocktail party in honor of Fedcap at Papillon Bistro and Bar in Midtown Manhattan.
ReServe marked the sixth-year of its historic collaboration with the New York City Department of Aging (DFTA) in the Civic Engagement Imitative at a breakfast event on August 21 at Club 101 in New York City.
On Wednesday, August 21, 80 people including 40+ interns, board members, donors, government and business partners participated in the Ladders for Leaders High-Impact Internship Celebration at Club 101 in Manhattan.
Fedcap partnered with the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families to host a Youth Conference at the University of New Hampshire.
Fedcap celebrates more than 400 graduates at its annual graduation ceremony held at Harlem's World Famous Apollo Theater.
More than 250 guests attended Fedcap’s 2nd annual Spring Cocktail Party this week, an event honoring our Leadership Council, and two inspiring members of the Fedcap family.
Fedcap, in partnership with BNY Mellon and Easter Seals, connected 50 veterans with businesses from a wide variety of sectors on Tuesday in a special Connect2Careers™ event at the Clear Path for Veterans headquarters in Chittenango, NY.
More than 150 students participated in Fedcap’s third Connect2Careers™ event of 2013 last week at P.U.L.S.E. High School in the Bronx, where they were introduced to more than 20 career paths.
Experts Gather to Improve Outcomes for Youth in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
ReServe, a Fedcap subsidiary that matches 55+ professionals with nonprofits and government agencies that need them, launched Thursday in Greater Boston.
Fedcap proudly cut the ribbon at its new mental-health community clinic in the Bronx on Wednesday, January 30.
Fedcap School students explored the professional worlds of a barber, a superior court judge, a locksmith, a U.S. marshal, a recording artist, a city comptroller, a landscaper, a professional football player and many others during a great Connect2Careers™ event.
Innovators for veterans and foster youth were among the celebrity-studded crowd of 400 who turned out to celebrate the importance of work in people's lives at Fedcap’s annual gala on November 26.
Fedcap and NYSID have given Post-9/11 veterans a gathering place of their own in central Manhattan.
More than 70 supporters applauded members of Fedcap’s Chelton Loft as they modeled business attire at last night’s fashion and art fundraiser.
Fedcap Custodian Ana Cortorreal was honored for her outstanding work at a ceremony Tuesday that also marked October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
A wide range of professionals helped underserved youth develop important job-search skills in a real-life setting at Fedcap’s inaugural Networking by Design event on Thursday.
Fedcap connected 70 veterans with employment opportunities in the security and private investigations industries on Friday in a special Connect2Careers™ event at Yankee Stadium – and at least 15 veterans were offered jobs on the spot!
Changing the Story: Bold Solutions to Open Pathways for Youth to Education, Jobs & Lifelong Self-Sufficiency
More than 140 representatives of government agencies, nonprofits, academia and business joined Fedcap in New Hampshire on Thursday to address the many barriers that stand between foster care alumni and self-sufficiency.
Fedcap introduced 60 New Hampshire youth and young adults to a host of potential healthcare careers at our Connect2Careers™ event at Hesser College in Manchester on Aug. 21. After a welcome fro...
Graduates aged 18-68 crossed the stage at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater on Thursday to receive their Fedcap diplomas, as multiple generations of families and friends cheered them on. ...
More than 100 friends and supporters celebrated Fedcap, Wildcat Service Corp. and The Way to Work at Fedcap’s Spring Cocktail Party at the Time Warner Center June 13. Fernando Santiago and Robe...
What every business should know about employing people with conviction histories Fedcap convened more than 140 representatives of business, government, nonprofits and the formerly incarc...
Washingtonians for Children, a division of Fedcap, held a reception Tuesday to raise awareness of the many challenges facing DC youth who have spent time in foster care, with the goal of increasi...
Fedcap and philanthropic group nycTies kicked off a year-long partnership with a March 7 cocktail reception held at Fedcap's 19th Street facility and catered by Fedcap Culinary Arts students.&nbs...
Fedcap held a pre-launch event Dec. 12 to introduce our newest division, Washingtonians for Children, which will make higher education and sustainable employment a reality for young people w...
Our 2011 Celebration of Work on November 28 at the New York Public Library was a great success. More than 350 attendees gathered to stress the importance of work and to show appreciation for Fedcap an...
Fedcap Convenes Business and Nonprofits to Connect Veterans to Jobs Fedcap (www.fedcap.org), which has matched work-ready people with jobs for eight decades, opened a dialogue among employers, the mi...
Fedcap's professional group, the Associates, is holding their next Happy Hour gathering on Wednesday, October 12, beginning at 6 pm - details are below. I hope you will join us!
Fedcap’s young professionals’ group, The Associates, recently hosted a reception for some 30 people to introduce them to the group and to the good work of Fedcap. Members of The Associates...
Fedcap Graduates 243 Job Trainees - Almost Two-Thirds Already Employed On June 21, Fedcap celebrated 243 people with disabilities and other barriers who completed its training programs this year &nda...
Fedcap’s Vice President of Development John Hughes and Board of Directors Vice Chair Diane Shaib hosted a gathering of early- to mid career professionals interested in joining its Associate Boar...
Our May 4 cocktail reception was a glittering event, thanks largely to our hosts Mutual of America and the gift of their magnificent event space on the 35th floor at 320 Park Avenue. More than 130 new...
Fedcap brings jobs to the Bronx! Fedcap is bringing jobs to the Bronx. Since 1935, the New York-based nonprofit has helped thousands of people with disabilities and other barriers become employable a...
Fedcap's 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration of Work and Annual Meeting November 29, 2010 10 on the Park at Time Warner Center (Columbus Circle, NYC)
Fedcap 2010 Graduation
Fedcap's Celebration of Work and Annual Meeting - November 30, 2009 Ten on the Park at Time Warner Center