Food Prep and Personal Training for Our Client, Ricky

Our new client, Ricky, stopped in to share that he just got a job as a kitchen worker and cook at a popular restaurant chain. His first day of work was on his birthday! On top of that, he is pursuing a career as a personal trainer and is enrolled in online classes to earn his certification. “I feel like I can regain stature back in this world; I’m back as a prominent, productive citizen,” Ricky said. When it comes to our reentry program, he added, “I learned a lot, and it helped me financially by helping me to find employment, it helped with my credentials and ID, my living situation, and with medical. It’s beautiful.”


Annual One Stop Vendor Meeting

Thank you to all of our One Stop vendors for continuing our partnership and attending our Annual Vendor Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 8. We appreciate all that you do for our clients! Vendors who attended on Wednesday include:

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Gerry’s Retirement Party

This week, the JCETP team celebrated the career of Gerry Del Piano, Chief Financial Officer, who has worked with the Jersey City Employment and Training Program for over 40 years. We are grateful for his years of service, the wisdom and judgment he has exhibited, and the guidance and friendship he has offered so many. Gerry possesses a heart of gold, which we have been blessed to know and cherish. We wish him all the best in his retirement!

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Photos by Stefanie Campolo

“She is a Change Agent” Award for Helena

We are so proud of our JCETP Reentry Specialist, Helena Muhammad, on being named a SHEro and receiving the “She is a Change Agent” Award on Thursday evening, Nov. 2, from “She Is…,” a Jersey City-based nonprofit. Congratulations to Helena on such a well-deserved award, which serves as a testament to the selfless work she has done on behalf of our community for more than 20 years!

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