Employment, Job Related

Grace Institute of New York Inc

aka Grace Institute

New York, NY


Grace Institute empowers low-income women in the New York area to achieve employment and economic self-sufficiency by providing job-skills training, counseling, placement services and continuous learning opportunities that lead to upwardly mobile employment.

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Executive Director

Ms. Brigid Lang

Main Address

40 Rector Street 14th Floor

New York, NY 10006 USA


Workforce Development, Job Training, Young Adults, 18-65, Employment Training, Low-Income Women, Adult Learning, Job Placement





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Employment Training (J22)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) (J30)

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In New York City, women of color and immigrant women—particularly those ages 25 to 59—often bear the main responsibility for raising and providing for their families. This is why Grace Institute’s work is crucial. We service unemployed and underemployed women in New York City, training them to secure administrative professional positions. The women we serve are 18-64 years of age and have a wide range of backgrounds, some are looking for their first office position, while others need to brush up on their office technology or customer service skills, but all are working towards improving their quality of life. To help support the women during our program, our team works with them every step of the way, which includes engaging with an Employment Coordinator as soon as they are accepted into our programs and having access to a financial counselors, public benefits assistance and case management support. Once a participant Graduates, our Employment Service department will work with the

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Grace Institute trains women to be ready for the workforce, to provide them with all the support to get the job and keep it.

Job Training Participant Assistance Employment Services Job Retention Services Alumna Continuing Education

For over 120 years, Grace Institute has been training women, continuously adapting based on the changing needs of the workforce so that our graduates can gain living-wage jobs and keep them. Grace Institute as a team to make sure each participant is supported and leaves Grace Institute confident and ready for the workforce.

We are constantly reviewing our program’s graduation rate, job placement, and job retention rates. We work closely with our participants to make sure they are receiving the support they need. We also work with our employer partners to inform our curriculum so that we are training in the skills they are looking for.

Grace Institute has existed for more than 120 years and we have trained 100,000 women. Over the years and decades, grace has adapted to the changes in society and the workforce for women. Our results have life-changing outcomes: • 80% graduation rate • 80% job placement rate in one year (10% points higher than comparative programs) • 65% job retention rate for over one year (20% points higher than comparative programs) • $32,000 annual starting salary (compared to an average of $6,000 personal income prior to the program) • Reduced government spending on public assistance and unemployment

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Grace Institute of New York Inc

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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