For years, AHRC NYC’s Brooklyn Employment and Business Services office has shared a building with Helen Keller Services for the Blind (HKSB). Until June 2016, however, the two like-minded organizations had never partnered together.

Dr. Raymond Franzem, Director of Internships, AHRC NYC recognized an opportunity to create a connection. Now, a person with visual and hearing impairments, who already has a master’s degree, is an intern at Brooklyn EBS, assisting with human resources.

Additionally, Bronx TBI has a visually impaired intern from HKSB. Dr. Franzem said that a number of others are in the process of becoming interns for various AHRC NYC programs.

HKBS recently gave Dr. Franzem their Community Partner Service Award for establishing this collaboration. AHRC NYC congratulates Dr. Franzem and hopes that our partnership with HKBS continues for years to come!