Spend two hours helping people supported by AHRC NYC with resume and cover letter writing, e-mail correspondence, managing online applications, and following up with potential employers after an interview.
I-PREP (Interview, Practice, and Review for Emerging Professionals): Work one-on-one to help people supported by AHRC NYC gain confidence and sharpen their employment interview skills. Each hour and a half session provides them with two 30 minute mock interviews and feedback, and training for the community partners.
Money Makes Sense
Teach financial literacy skills to people supported by AHRC NYC who need to understand how to save
money. During a two-hour workshop, community partners work one-on-one with them helping them to improve their budgeting skills, understand credit and increase their savings.
Community partners are part of an arts-related workshop and are paired with adults supported by AHRC NYC to create all types of art projects. These workshops allow people to express themselves creatively-helping them to realize new strengths and develop a greater sense of dignity and independence.
Gardening Renovation and Upkeep
Help beautify AHRC NYC residences and schools. Community partner groups spend a few hours to a full day helping to clean and plant gardens, paint murals or assist with special renovation projects.
Host a supply drive to help the people that we support. Our current needs include garden supplies, art supplies and acrylic yarn, and personal care products.
Work as part of a group with people supported by AHRC NYC who attend our SUPER SATURDAY Recreation Programs. Community partners can help people by assisting with different sports activities, yoga, fitness, cooking, arts, drama, photography, creative writing, and any special area of interest that you might want to share with others. You can participate for a full or half-day.
Will match people living in AHRC NYC residences and attending its programs with community partners from the community based on common interests and common points of view. Both people will need to commit to a partnership of at least a year, ideally growing into a longer, perhaps lifetime relationship. Community partners and those supported will spend leisure time together to bridge the gap between people with intellectual disabilities and their neighborhoods.