STRIVE-New Haven Graduates Witness Merger of Employment Service Organizations

Against the backdrop of an employability skills workshop graduation, the leaders of STRIVE-New Haven (STRIVE) and Career Resources, Inc. (CRI) signed a merger contract. This merger allows STRIVE to provide its clients access to more employment services through CRI while focusing their resources on programming. CRI is a leading nonprofit providing youth and adults throughout […]

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WorkKeys, KeyTrain and National Career Readiness Certificate: Shannon Shepherd

Described as bright, intellectual, passionate, and dedicated by her KeyTrain instructor, Shannon Shepherd experienced some twists and turns in her life, but is currently participating in the Liberation’s Families in Recovery program. Shannon set a goal to become a Medical Assistant and took full advantage of WorkKeys and KeyTrain to increase her employ-ability. She exceeded […]

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STRIVE: Nalini Madivala

“My name is Nalini Madivala. I was working at People’s Bank in Bridgeport, CT for 18 years. After my job was eliminated in July 2008 I was started collecting unemployment benefits through the labor dept. Until short time I took a break and few months I was not even started looking any jobs. Then when […]

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STRIVE: Brian Roccapriore

“I was so tired wandering about looking for the jobs. I saw in the Labor Dept. STRIVE Program flyer on the front desk. When I came home and I called that number and made an appointment to register for the class. The registration day I met Ms.Cynthia. Ms.Cynthia is polite and give me all the […]

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ReEntry Works: Jonathan

Jonathan was raised “in the streets” and incarcerated on and off since he was 16. He was sporadically employed and lived in halfway houses much of the time. Jonathan completed the Bridgeport Professionals Association program and one week later, working with his Case Manager, he secured full-time employment. Jonathan keeps in touch and tells us […]

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WorkKeys, KeyTrain and National Career Readiness Certificate: Shannon Shepherd

Described as bright, intellectual, passionate, and dedicated by her KeyTrain instructor, Shannon Shepherd experienced some twists and turns in her life, but is currently participating in the Liberation’s Families in Recovery program. Shannon set a goal to become a Medical Assistant and took full advantage of WorkKeys and KeyTrain to increase her employ-ability. She exceeded […]

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ReEntry Works: Gerald Boursiquot

Gerald Boursiquot was referred to Re-Entry Works on June 20, 2011. He stressed the need to put his past behind him and to get his life back on track. Gerald was highly motivated and participated in each session. Prior to his completion of the BPA, Stephanie set him up for an interview with Lex Products […]

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VITA/Financial Empowerment Center: Ron Peruzzi

The aggregate total of refunds processed by VITA for the greater Bridgeport community in 2010 was $1,838,391. “Career Resources has been an amazing partner with the IRS for over eight years. What I really like about CRI is that they are well positioned to help the clients not only have their taxes prepared, but also […]

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Workforce Investment Act: Michael Jemison

Michael worked as a construction worker, but had been unemployed for almost two years. In his job search, Michael saw job opportunities as a CDL driver, but lacked the required Class B license. Michael heard about the One-Stop CTWorks Work Force Investment Training program through a friend. He completed the WIA Portfolio, assessments and was […]

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Stamford CTWorks: Melissa Berar

Melissa had been working at Wachovia Bank as a financial specialist before she became unemployed. After six months, she visited our CTWorks office looking for job search assistance. She was introduced to the Workforce Investment Training Program, enrolled in the portfolio workshop, completed the WIA process and was approved funding to attend Naugatuck Valley Community […]

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