Carmen dreamed of being a Broadway performer, not a health care professional. And then the Geriatrics Career Development Program changed her course.Read More
We were delighted to host Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at our Manhattan campus to meet with students and alumni of our Geriatrics Career Development (GCD) Program! We’re proud to serve hundreds of NYC youth each year. Expanding GCD would help even more young people throughout New York State and beyond pursue rewarding careers and help alleviate the health care workforce shortage. We sincerely thank Senator Gillibrand for taking the time to learn more about GCD and engage with our participants, staff and older adult residents.
The New Jewish Home’s SkillSpring program (formerly known as Geriatrics Career Development program) has helped teens and young adults in New York City pursue careers in health care since 2006. Program participants are immersed in long-term care settings and provide more than 8,000 hours of companionship and clinical care to older adults each year.
Alumni from our GCD programs have access to resources from our Workforce program to help them meet academic and career goals. Learn more about our high school program for teens and our young adult program.
Darlene wasn’t sure what to expect, but she decided to take a chance on a new internship program at The New Jewish Home, which ended up opening the door to a fulfilling nursing career.
Fifteen years ago, a high school student named Darlene Corporan accepted an invitation to participate in what was then a new internship program at The New Jewish Home. That decision that led to a career she loves, in a workplace that truly feels like home.Read More
Grace was raised by a single, immigrant mother who encouraged her to work hard and aim high. Now, thanks to GCD, she’s off to medical school this fall.Read More
Patients and residents at The New Jewish Home’s Manhattan facility know Edianna Reyes Ovalle as a caring and talented Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). What they don’t know is that this hard-working and dynamic health care hero had to overcome many obstacles to get where she is. And the support she got from The New Jewish Home’s Geriatrics Career Development (GCD) program made it possible.Read More
Since she was little, Tiana Albino has wanted to be a pediatrician, and she was determined not to let anything get in the way of her dreams. Giving birth to a son at age 19 and becoming homeless seemed like big obstacles, but Tiana wasn’t giving up so easily.Read More
CBS 2 News featured Francisca Fadairo, a remarkable high school senior in our Geriatrics Career Development Program (GCD). For the past 15 years, The New Jewish Home’s groundbreaking workforce development program has provided underserved high school students with allied health care certifications, college preparation and invaluable experience caring for older adults. Instead of closing GCD when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we actually hired our GCD participants so they could continue to receive hands-on training and gain firsthand experience working on the front lines as health care heroes.Read More