There are many different ways you can get involved with our efforts at Career Resources, Inc. Through direct donations, corporate gift matches, gifts in-kind, and volunteering are always ways to contribute to CRI. You can also apply to work with the Career Resources family today!

Donations

Career Resources, Inc. is a successful organization today thanks to donors like you.

Your collective support has impacted countless young people, adults, and families as they embark on their journey toward economic and personal self-sufficiency. At CRI, your gift makes a difference. Thank you!

Donation checks can be mailed to:

Attn: Director of Development
Career Resources, Inc.
350 Fairfield Avenue, 3rd floor
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Online donations can be sent here:

Matching Corporate Gifts

Many companies offer programs that will “match” charitable contribution made by their employees, employee’s spouses, or retirees. Corporate gift matching can often double the amount of a donation and expand the benefits that our participants receive as a result of your generosity. Email Angela Pellegrino-Grant at pellegrinogrant@careerresources.org for more information.

Gifts in Kind

Youth Programming

Teaching supplies & snacks

Our youth programs could always benefit from teaching supplies for instructors, and nutricious snacks for students. To donate, get in touch with Richard Bourque.

Stephanie's Closet

Men's clothing

Career Resources is always in need of professional clothes for both men and women. To donate men’s clothing to Stephanie’s Closet, a program of Career Resources, get in touch with Rob Hebert.

Dress for Success

Women's clothing

Career Resources is always in need of professional clothes for both men and women to wear to interviews. Career Resources works with Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County for women’s clothing. Please visit the website below to learn more about how to donate women’s clothes.

Volunteer

Volunteers play a vital and growing role in the programs provided by CRI serving as mentors and guest speakers in classroom based activities, conducting mock interviews with participants and presenting on topics that include: effective interviewing skills, maintaining a professional profile on social media and dressing for success. Employers throughout the region host CRI clients in their places of work by giving tours, arranging for CRI customers to meet with their employees and providing job shadowing and internships.

Career Coaches

As a career coach, you will meet with CRI participants and students and help them develop a career plan that is realistic and achievable. Help them identify credentials, skills and training needed to be successful in obtaining work in a specific industry. To volunteer with one of CRI’s programs, please contact Dr. William Clark at clark@careerresources.org.

Guest Speaker

As a guest speaker you will make a presentation and facilitate a discussion on a topic that enriches the work-readiness preparation program operated by CRI including STRIVE, IPad Academy, GED preparation and EveryoneWorks. Topics include, but are not limited to interview skills, preparing a resume, conducting a successful job search, and career pathways. To volunteer with one of CRI’s programs, please contact Dr. William Clark at clark@careerresources.org.

Mentors

A mentor is a caring, responsible, adult volunteer who serves as a guide and role model to a participant in one of CRI’s programs. The mentor helps to ensure that the participant develops important academic, work and life skills, is exposed tonew opportunities and a wide array of resources, makes positive life choices, and can move forward on a pathway toward personal and economic self-sufficiency. Mentors can work with young adults, adults, persons with disabilities, formerly incarcerated and veterans.To volunteer with one of CRI’s programs, please contact Dr. William Clark at clark@careerresources.org.

Advocacy

 Career Resources works with partners across Connecticut on issues affecting workers with criminal backgrounds. To get involved in advocacy around these issues, please visit the Hire One campaign at http://www.hireone.org and the Malta Justice Initiative at http://maltajusticeinitiative.org.

Work at CRI