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Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services teams with Fedcap

Effective May 1, 2017 Fedcap Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (Fedcap) and Dixon Center for Military Veterans Services, two organizations dedicated to service and community impact, will join forces.

CWS 8th Annual Chili Cup

Community Work Services held its 8th Annual Chili Cup at Ned Devine’s Irish Pub in Boston on Thursday, February 16th. Thanks to everyone who attended and supported CWS, and congratulations to all the restaurants, especially our friends at Causeway Bar & Restaurant for taking the cup back!

Fedcap Team Nominated for National Award

The Fedcap custodial team at the U.S. Mission in New York City is being recommended for the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and Green Cleaning Certification, with honors. The teams exemplary efforts were recently recognized by a CIMS representative on a tour of the facility, which is located at 799 United Nations Plaza. Over 70,000 businesses provide commercial cleaning services in the U.S., and less than 300 are certified with honors. Congratulations to the team! 

Fedcap Reports First Half Fiscal Year 2016 Operating and Financial Results

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 25, 2016) – Fedcap, a not-for-profit organization that develops relevant, sustainable solutions for people to overcome barriers through four practice areas: Economic Development, Workforce Development, Educational Services, and Occupational Health, today reported its operating and financial results for the first half of its 2016 fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. Please click here to view the webcast. 

Fedcap Reports Fiscal Year 2015 Operating and Financial Results

Fedcap, a not-for-profit organization that develops relevant, sustainable solutions for people to overcome barriers through four practice areas: Economic Development, Workforce Development, Educational Services, and Occupational Health, today reported its operating and financial results for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2015.

Fedcap Teams Up With New York City Council Member James Vacca To Improve The 13th District

For years, residents of Morris Park tried to get unsightly graffiti removed from their apartment building at 1541-51 Williamsbridge Road. Finally, on July 28th, the happy tenants watched as the graffiti was power-washed off their building by employees of Wildcat’s Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP).

Fedcap Culinary Students Honored At Jacob Javits Center

On Tuesday, July 28th, representatives from Centerplate, the Consortium for Worker Education and Jacob Javits Center attended a luncheon to recognize students who are participating in Fedcap’s Culinary Arts Training Program.

ReServe, West Harlem Development Corp. Meet Recruitment Goals for Third Summer Seniors Employment Program

ReServe and the West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) are proud to announce that their third annual Summer Seniors Employment Program (SSEP)has met its goal of recruiting 100 senior West Harlem residents to serve the community in part-time, community-based jobs projects at nonprofits throughout New York City.

Fedcap And Partners Participate In Disability Pride Parade

On Sunday June 12th, over 3,000 people participated in a march to honor the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, landmark federal legislation that guaranteed equal opportunities and rights for people with disabilities.

Fedcap Senior VP Grant Collins Testifies Before U.S. House Committee

On June 10th Grant Collins, Fedcap Senior Vice President of Workforce Development and Executive Director of WeCARE, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture. The hearing, “Past, Present, and Future of SNAP: The Means to Climbing the Economic Ladder,” is part of the committee’s two-year review of SNAP, in anticipation of potential reforms to the food stamp program in 2017-2018.

Fedcap Initiates Reporting of First Half Fiscal 2015 Operating and Financial Results

Fedcap, a not-for-profit organization that develops relevant, sustainable solutions for people to overcome barriers through four practice areas: Educational Services, Workforce Development, Occupational Health and Economic Development reported operating and financial results for the first half of 2015 ended March 31, 2015.

Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City, Visits Fedcap WeCARE Site

On April 22nd Chirlane McCray, New York City’s First Lady, visited the WeCARE Montague Street service site.

CWS Board Member Joseph Capalbo Honored as Massachusetts GM of the Year

On Thursday April 2, Community Work Services Board Member Joe Capalbo was awarded the General Manager of the Year award by the Massachusetts Lodging Association at the group’s annual Stars of the Industry event.

ReServe Rolls Out ReServED Monthly Workshop and Lecture Series

The ReServED initiative seeks to provide ReServists with resources beyond work placements. Each month in 2015, ReServe will sponsor an interactive, thought-provoking lecture or workshop related to continued participation in community life and/or the workforce.

Fedcap CEO Christine McMahon Appointed to US Secretary of Labor Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities.

Christine McMahon, Chief Executive Officer of Fedcap Rehabilitative Services, Inc. a New York City nonprofit agency, was recently appointed to serve on the United States Secretary of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities.

Celebrating ReServist Veterans

It is our great privilege on Veteran’s Day to honor ReServists who have served their country and lend their skills, smarts and know-how to improve their communities through ReServe.

Fedcap and Rutgers University Host Delegation from China

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.

Fedcap Awarded Stuart Foundation Grant for PrepNOW! Expansion

Fedcap has been awarded a $60,000 planning grant by the Stuart Foundation take PrepNOW! to California, Oregon and Washington, and ultimately throughout the nation.

Fedcap Employee Krzysztof Bramski Earns 2014 NYSID Joslin Outstanding Performer Recognition

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.

ReServe, West Harlem Development Corp. Announce 2nd “Summer Seniors Employment Program"

ReServe (www.reserveinc.org), an innovative nonprofit that places professionals age 55+ with nonprofits and government agencies that need their expertise, and West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC), which promotes growth and quality of life in West Harlem, today announced their second "Summer Seniors Employment Program (SSEP)." ReServe is part of the Fedcap Rehabilitative Services family of programs.

Fedcap Facilities Management Awarded CIMS-Green Building Certification with Honors

On January 17, 2014 Fedcap received official notification that it had passed its Cleaning Industry Management Standard – Green Building assessment and has been awarded CIMS-Green Building Certification with Honors. The Certification validates that an independent, accredited assessment found Fedcap to be a trusted and reliable provider of environmentally sound facilities maintenance services.

Fedcap Hosts Delegation from Jiangxi Provence

On Thursday January 9th Fedcap proudly hosted a delegation of government officials from Jiangxi Province in the People’s Republic of China. The 21-member delegation included a mayor, academic leaders, and deputy directors and division chiefs from provincial and government offices.

American Businesses Looking for a Competitive Advantage Need to Hire Adults 2.0

As people live longer and postpone retirement, the previously understood stages of life – childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age – are themselves getting old.

Adults between 50-70 are healthy and productive, no longer young but not ready for old age.  They are adults 2.0, according to Sandra Timmerman, Ed.D. Corporate Gerontologist/Aging & Business Strategies.  “As long as people are productive they’re not really old, not in the way that people used to think of old age,” said Timmerman.

Fedcap Combines with Community Work Services, One of Nation's Oldest Charitable Organizations

This represents Fedcap’s 5th combination in past four years. Merger will strengthen Community Work Services’ ability to serve Boston community and expand Its reach within New England.

Fedcap Announces a $750,000 Grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to Launch an Innovative Program for Foster Families

Fedcap today announced $750,000 in support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to provide professional development for foster parents and create college-going cultures within foster homes.

Currently, the national statistics for college matriculation and graduation of youth in foster care are bleak. While seventy percent of youth in care say they want to attend college, only ten percent of them enroll and less than three percent graduate.  This grant can change these outcomes.

ReServe and WHDC Announce Launch of "Summer of Senior Service"

ReServe, a subsidiary of Fedcap that matches 55+ professionals with nonprofits and government agencies that need their skills, and West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC), which promotes increased economic opportunities and quality of life in West Harlem, today announced their collaboration to launch “Summer of Senior Service.”

ReServe Launches in Boston

ReServe, a Fedcap subsidiary that matches 55+ professionals with nonprofits and government agencies that need them, launched Thursday in Greater Boston.

ReServe helps organizations of all sizes, budgets and missions tap into affordable talent to fill crucial staffing gaps and advance their goals with part-time specialists eager to do great things for their communities. ReServists come from all walks of life and earn a modest stipend while sharing their expertise in rewarding part-time service opportunities that benefit their communities.

Fedcap Opens New Clinic in the Bronx

Fedcap proudly cut the ribbon at its new mental-health community clinic in the Bronx on Wednesday.

Fedcap Behavioral Health Services provides psychotherapy, counseling, medication management and other services to adults, including veterans and their families, on an outpatient basis.

Fedcap Washingtonians for Children Youth Attend Inauguration

Foster care alumni from Fedcap Washingtonians for Children and other DC, Virginia and Maryland programs witnessed history – and their own potential futures – as attendees at the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Board Member Richard Fursland Receives CBE

Congratulations to Fedcap Board member Richard Fursland, who recently received a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

Fedcap Students Plate and Serve at BCA Event

Fedcap Culinary Arts students helped plate and serve at BCA Global’s 9th Annual Global Food & Wine Experience at Guastavino’s in Manhattan.

Fedcap's 2012 Home Health Aides of the Year

Each year, Fedcap Home Care has an opportunity to honor some of our Home Health Aides for particularly outstanding work.

Fedcap closings due to Hurricane Sandy

 

Wildcat Back to Work participants are expected to report to 119 West 19th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues) in Manhattan. The 2 Washington Street location remains closed. 

Fedcap and SMG Create Jobs at the Meadowlands

Fedcap CEO and President Christine McMahon and Vice President, Facilities Management Steven Coons met Wednesday with Frank Dominici, General Manager of SMG Exposition Services, and Robin Cuneo, Regional General Manager of the Meadowlands Exposition Center (MEC), where Fedcap provides janitorial services. “Fedcap provides top-quality facilities services at a very competitive price, and we are proud to partner with them to create jobs for Americans who face barriers to employment,” said Ms. Cuneo.

Fedcap to Help Bronx Youth Leave Behind Criminal Justice System

Fedcap is proud to partner with the Bronx Clergy Criminal Justice Roundtable in a New York City mentoring program to help youth who have been involved in the criminal justice system transform their lives.

Fedcap Welcomes ReServe as New Subsidiary

Fedcap and ReServe, two nonprofits dedicated to service and community impact, announced they will combine. ReServe joins Fedcap as a subsidiary operation.

Fedcap welcomed visitors from Beijing Normal University and Rutgers to our Ellis Island site to learn about our nonprofit model

Fedcap proudly welcomed visitors from Beijing Normal University and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, to our Ellis Island site on Friday, August 17, to learn about our nonprofit economic- and workforce-development model.

Fedcap’s Ana Cortorreal Recognized for Outstanding Work

Fedcap Custodian Ana Cortorreal will receive the 2012 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award from NYSID, a not-for-profit organization that advances employment for New Yorkers with disabilities. Ms. Cortorreal, chosen from a record pool of 59 nominees, is one of six deaf members in her family. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, she has lived in the United States for eight years, initially working as a babysitter for little pay and no benefits.

In Memoriam: Patricia Livingston

Fedcap mourns the passing of Dr. Patricia Livingston, who was the distinguished voice of vocational rehabilitation expertise during her time on Fedcap’s Board. Dr. Livingston, who died July 10 at age 87, was a widely respected leader and advocate for people with disabilities. Born in St. Paul, she graduated from the University of Minnesota and got her Ph.D. in rehabilitation counseling from New York University, where she was Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling Studies as well as chair and head of NYU Steinhardt’s health division. She retired from NYU in 1987 after nearly three decades.

Washingtonians for Children Receives Grant to Finalize Planning

Fedcap has received a grant from the Freddie Mac Foundation to finalize planning for its Washingtonians for Children program.

Cross-Sector Project Takes New Approach to Employment of Ex-Offenders

Fedcap, The Conference Board and Cornell University ILR School announced the launch of a cross-sector project to lower employment barriers for people with conviction histories.

Hiring People with Conviction Histories: Fedcap Event Brings Ex-Offenders and Employers to the Table

On Thursday, May 31, Fedcap will bring ex-offenders and employers to the table to discuss the challenging issue of jobs after jail, along with elected officials, funders and important service providers and advocates.

Fedcap Culinary Arts students and their work featured at BCA Gala

We were so proud when more than 300 people at the BCA’s 19th Annual Cultural Awareness Salute gala at Guastavino’s dined on delicious filet mignon prepared by our students!

Connect2Careers™ - helping students look forward professionally

Fedcap introduced more than 80 schoolchildren to a wealth of possibilities with our first Connect2Careers™ event on Feb. 16. Professionals representing more than 30 careers spent the morning with students from P.S. 811X The Academy for Career and Living Skills, P.S. 168 and P.U.L.S.E. High School in the Bronx, as well as students from the Fedcap School in Orange, NJ

Fedcap Selected by nycTIES As 2012 Charity Partner

Fedcap is honored to have been selected by nycTIES (www.nycties.org/) as its 2012 charity partner. nycTIES is a non-profit service organization of about 200 young professionals committed to building strong ties within the New York City community through accountable philanthropy – a process that entails voting on a charity, choosing where to direct fundraiser dollars to make a tangible difference and providing volunteer events and operations support to Fedcap.

In Memoriam

Fedcap mourns the passing of longtime colleague Marcy (Marcelina) Godoy, who died on January 23 at age 78. Despite longtime challenges from osteoarthritis and heart disease, Ms. Godoy rarely missed a day in her 20 years as a Mailroom Clerk in Fedcap’s Office Services division.

Wildcat Neighborhood Improvement Program Graduates 96

On Jan. 18, Fedcap celebrated 96 graduates of the groundbreaking Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) operated by our Wildcat Service Corp. division. Nine other participants who started this 19-week session resigned before it ended because they went directly into jobs.

Fedcap Convenes Business and Nonprofits to Connect Veterans to Jobs

Fedcap, which has matched work-ready people with jobs for eight decades, today opened a dialogue among employers, the military and veterans’ groups aimed at making it easier for veterans to get employed. More than 140 people gathered at Mutual of America headquarters in Manhattan for the Veterans Day launch of the Fedcap Solution Series: Connecting Veterans to Jobs, including representatives from private- and public-sector employers, nonprofits, service agencies, active military and veterans. The conversation focused on how to collectively address the barriers that remain between veterans and jobs – despite employers’ clear enthusiasm to hire from this highly skilled talent pool.

Fedcap Custodian Awarded 2011 Youth Achievement Award by the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities

Raphael Herring, a Fedcap custodian at the US Capitol Visitor Center, was awarded the 2011 Youth Achievement Award by the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities. Mr. Herring, 20, accepted the award from Richard E. Marriott, chairman of the Marriott Foundation, on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at a reception hosted by the Washington Metro chapter of the Foundation’s Bridges … from school to work program.

Staten Island Community Board Honors NIP

Staten Island officials honored the Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) on Oct. 15 with a Public Service Award for its workforce development and neighborhood beautification efforts in the borough’s Stapleton area. “Giving people the opportunity to improve their lives is a job worth rewarding,” said Larry Beslow, a member of Staten Island Community Board 1 and Vice Chair of the Central Family Life Center.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Fedcap Salutes Thirumahan Thurairajasingam

Thirumahan Thurairajasingam was born in Sri Lanka, where limited resources for the hearing-impaired prompted his family to leave for the United States when he was 16. In New York, he attended The Lexington School for the Deaf, graduated from Fedcap’s data-entry training in spring 2005, and went to work in Fedcap’s data entry and mail divisions.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Fedcap Salutes Lindsay Dookie

Lindsay Dookie, who is deaf, came to America from Trinidad when she was eight years old, got her High School diploma from the Lexington School for the Deaf, then trained with Fedcap and joined the Fedcap workforce in January 2007.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Fedcap Salutes Larry Neals

Larry Neals, a Vietnam veteran, is legally blind and suffers from clinical depression. He was homeless and living on the subway when he came to Fedcap in 2001. Today he’s a clerk in Fedcap’s Office Services sourcing business.

Post 9/11 Veterans: Train with us for your new career

Effective Oct. 1, 2011, Post 9/11 Veterans can now use GI Bill benefits for Fedcap training and job placement. Career tracks include Data Entry/ Digital Imaging/ Document Management, Hospitality Operations, Culinary Arts/Food Service, Office Skills and Custodial Services.

Award Shows Power Of Corporate-Social Commitment

ACCSES New Jersey today bestowed its Private Enterprise Award on Ocean Janitorial Supply Inc., a longtime Fedcap partner in business and in advancing the employment outcomes of people with disabilities and other barriers.

Majora Carter, champion of "Green the Ghetto", brainstorms with Wildcat Youths

Majora Carter, champion of environmental urban development and a native of Hunts Point, brainstormed with Wildcat program youths today about how to help their communities. Carter founded Sustainable South Bronx and now runs an economic and planning consultancy; she also hosts the public radio program The Promised Land.

Fedcap Staffs New Marshalls Shoe Store - Wildcat Subsidiary Filled All 52 Positions

Fedcap helped Marshalls open its newest Manhattan store on Aug. 28 – having recruited the entire staff through our Wildcat Service Corp. subsidiary. Marshalls district manager Hector Roldan invited the first customer through the door to cut the ceremonial ribbon and open the Marshalls Shoe Shop in Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood. Then he presented Fedcap with $5,000 in the company’s traditional donation to a community-based organization in the neighborhoods in which it operates.

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 – almost two-thirds of whom are already in jobs. More than 100 graduates attended the ceremony at Manhattan’s New World Stages along with family members, friends and distinguished guests. The program featured speeches from several graduates, former NYC Mayor David Dinkins, and Dick Cattani, CEO of Restaurant Associates.

Fedcap and Wildcat Merge

Fedcap and Wildcat Service Corp. (www.wildcatnyc.org) have announced they will merge operations. Fedcap, a 75-year-old nonprofit, and Wildcat, founded in 1972, provide job opportunities and resources for people with barriers to become economically independent. The combined entity will have operations in excess of $90 million and serve more than 9,000 people annually in more than 80 locations across New York City, throughout New Jersey, and in Washington, DC.

Attention Veterans: GI Bill Now Covers Fedcap Vocational Training

Effective immediately, veterans and their dependents are eligible for grants under the GI Bill toward one of Fedcap’s vocational training programs. The size of the grant will vary with the time spent on active duty and in some cases can cover the full cost of tuition. As of Oct. 1, 2011, benefits under the “Post-9/11” provisions of the GI Bill will also apply to Fedcap and other vocational schools.

Fedcap Rings NASDAQ Closing Bell

Fedcap, the 75-year-old nonprofit that helps people overcome barriers and achieve economic independence through employment, was honored to ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell June 1, 2011

Fedcap Holds Cocktail Reception at Mutual of America

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 and old friends enjoyed the floor-to-ceiling views of midtown, a performance by the Fedcap Choir and a heartfelt speech in support of Fedcap's mission by the Honorable David Dinkins, former Mayor of New York City.

Fedcap Expands to the South Bronx to Create Sustainable Employment Solutions and Services in the South Bronx Community - Signs Lease on New Headquarters in the Landmark Banknote Building

Fedcap, a 75 year old New York based nonprofit, announced today that it has received a $50,000 planning grant in partnership with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services from AmeriCorps. The grant will underwrite the research and analysis of support services for veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq who live in the South Bronx through outreach, vocational assessment, vocational rehabilitation, business development, and ongoing support.

Fedcap Receives AmeriCorps Grant to Begin Innovative Research on Issues Affecting Returning Veterans in the South Bronx

Fedcap, a Manhattan-based nonprofit that provides comprehensive training, job placement, and long term employment solutions for people facing barriers while creating jobs that provide vital services to commercial and government clients, is expanding to the South Bronx. Fedcap’s new Bronx headquarters will initially house its Office Service Division which currently employs 65 graduates of the organization’s vocational training program. The division serves commercial and government clients by providing cost-effective outsourced mailroom services, including digital imaging, print and mail, and data entry. Fedcap plans to open its new 10,000 square foot location this Fall in the venerable BankNote building, located at the intersection of Garrison and Lafayette Avenues in the Hunt’s Point neighborhood.

Fedcap Honors 300 Graduates and Notable Individuals Who Have Made a Significant Commitment to People with Disabilities at its 75th Anniversary Graduation Celebration June 22 in Manhattan

Fedcap Rehabilitation Services will honor graduates of its vocational training programs at a graduation celebration also marking Fedcap’s 75th anniversary on June 22 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will take place at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library and Museum at 225 Madison Ave at 36th Street in Manhattan. The 2010 commencement address will be delivered by The Honorable Nicholas G. Garaufis, United States District Judge, Eastern District of New York. The ceremony will also feature remarks from Mark O’Donoghue, Chair of Fedcap’s Board of Directors.

Fedcap Hosts Listening Session in the South Bronx April 22

Fedcap’s community forum and listening session to find out what South Bronx residents feel the core needs of their community are so Fedcap can be part of the solution.

Fedcap to Hold Its Annual Meeting and Celebration of Work on November 30, 2009 Launching Its 75th Anniversary Year of Service to the Community

Dick Traum, Founder of Achilles Track Club; Tina Ballard, Executive Director of the AbilityOne Program; and Colonel Elspeth Ritchie, M.D. to be Honored for Their Work on Behalf of People With Disabilities