Parris Caesar joined our Supported Employment program back in 2006. Although Parris had little work experience at the time, he was motivated and enthusiastic to learn. But the journey was long.
In 2009, Paris was placed at the Goodwill Outlet store as a part-time Production Worker. He quickly stood out as an efficient and dedicated worker. With the assistance of his Job Coach, he soon learned how to recognize high-quality donated goods that were likely to sell fast.
Last week, Goodwill NYNJ staff testified in front of the New York City Council to support the bill introduced by Council member Richie Torres to expand Jobs-Plus programs to all housing developments operated by the New York City Housing Authority.
Currently, Goodwill NYNJ operates a Jobs-Plus at The Bronx to offer job training and employment support for residents of the Clason Point, Sack Wern and Monroe NYC NYCHA developments.
The Monroe Community Center is located at 1776 Story Avenue, Bronx, NY 10473.