A Visit with Our Client, Krista

It was great to see our client, Krista, who stopped by today to say hello. We’re so glad she’s doing well! She completed our orientation program last year and secured employment at a trucking company shortly after. She has been employed at the same company since, where she works as a logistics coordinator. She has been able to secure her own apartment as well.

“This program helped me in so many ways,” she said. “Help is available if you want to put in the effort. They helped me with welfare and employment connections; it’s hard to find employment opportunities on your own. I learned how to present myself during job interviews as well. Ms. Muhammad was a great emotional support and provided wonderful advice.”

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Gabriella’s First Day of Work

Best wishes to our client, Gabriella, on her new job today as a call center representative at a real estate agency! She completed our orientation program last month. “My advice to others in this program is to speak up. I used to deal with a lot of pride and didn’t ask for help,” she said. “The employees here really care. They push you to do your best. Ms. Muhammad was my case manager; I love how raw she is… She and Cherina [in HR] at the front desk were always so helpful.”

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Meeting with Dominican Republic Consulate General Carlos Castillo

Carlos Castillo, Consulate General, Dominican Republic, and Director, Coalition of Latin American Consuls in New York, met with NJRC/JCETP partners, staff, and clients this week to discuss the needs of foreign-born reentry clients. Clients need legal services and identification as they reintegrate back into society, and we had a meaningful discussion about ways to improve their reentry process going forward.

Thank you to Consulate General Castillo, Union City Mayor Brian Stack, Mercedes Joaquin, Director of Community Relations, UCBOE; Senator Sandra Cunningham, Dr. Gina Diaz, West New York Health Department; Dr. Connie Sensor, Director, School Nurse Program, Rutgers School of Nursing, Newark; Johnny Torres, Director, Save Latin America, our clients, and staff for such a powerful meeting. Photos by Stefanie Campolo

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