As a Case Manager for the Domestic Violence Services division of Unity House, Felicia Lloyd uses her years of experience and education to help those in need of domestic violence services.
Goal-setting has become a priority for Jessica Wallace, since becoming a part of the FSS Program. She has already achieved many of her goals, but explains that she continues to set new ones continuing on her path.
Sonia Graham is an Albany Housing Authority resident who has traveled a long road to reach her most recent success. Like many women having children at a young age, Sonia left high school to be a mother.
In just a few short months, Albany Housing Authority resident, Vernell Wilson has made enormous strides toward a self-sufficient future. It began when she visited the WAGE Center to inquire about tutoring services. But, a degree, a full-time job and an escrow account later, she is “hungry for more.”
The WAGE Center participates in the Workforce Development Advisory Committee for CAPRI (City of Albany Poverty Reduction Initiative). This initiative is designed to connect Albany residents with jobs.
Over the course of the last year, Rauwban Willis has turned his life around through fortitude and perseverance. Beginning with regular job searching at the WAGE Center, Rauwban was determined to better his situation. At the time, Rauwban did not have a regular place to call home or dependable employment.
The WAGE Center staff, joined by Field Supervisor, Ray Cardona, recognized and thanked SUNY Interns for their first year field work with a lunch at dp Brasserie on Monday, May 8, 2017.
With the help of Habitat for Humanity and the New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s Land Bank Revitalization Initiative, Family Self Sufficiency participant Luis Sotomayor and wife Saretha are about to become homeowners.
In a press conference on March 24, 2017, including Eric Schneiderman, Albany County Executive, Dan McCoy, Albany Mayor, Kathy Sheehan and a host of local legislators, Saretha spoke for the family saying, “Our family of seven is looking forward to moving from a cramped apartment where we converted the dining room into a bedroom.” The family is moving into a beautifully renovated townhome on Clinton Avenue.
We are going blue for the month of March! The WAGE Center has partnered with the New York State Department of Health Cancer Services Program to bring awareness on Colon Cancer. If you want to learn more about free Colon Cancer screenings, stop by the office today.
The WAGE Center has partnered with the SUNY Albany' School of Social Welfare. The Social Work Interns have created a Women’s Group focusing on empowerment, and self esteem building with the guidance of WAGE Center staff. The interns are also invited to take part in all staff development, outreach, and community meetings attended and/or sponsored by the WAGE Center.
The W.A.G.E. Center, in partnership with the Renaissance Hotel, established the hotel as a training site for the Work Experience Program internships in the hospitality and food service industry. Felix Santiago was able to complete a 2 week non paid internship in which he successfully completed and was able to obtain employment at the Renaissance Hotel.
The WAGE Center staff, in conjunction with Kingdom Reigning Worship Center in Albany and Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Delmar, provided more than 50 filled backpacks to members of the community at a “Street Reach” event on the corner of Lark Street and Clinton Avenue on Saturday, August 27, 2016.
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