“At a moment when 75% of New York’s 614 nursing homes are unable to meet staffing minimums due to a shortage of nursing professionals, we are grateful for the State’s investment of $500,000 in The New Jewish Home’s SkillSpring program.  Through the leadership of State Senator Cleare, we secured funds in the FY24 budget toward a workforce development initiative that will help aging services providers address shortages while setting in place training infrastructure to support the next generation of caregivers.

The New Jewish Home’s SkillSpring program offers job training and mentorship resources for high school students and young adults who are disconnected from school and facing additional life challenges. State funding will support SkillSpring’s expansion in New York City. When additional resources can be secured in the future, the goal is to expand State-wide. We are grateful to the New York State Senate, the New York State Assembly and to the Governor for their significant investment in enhancing the lives of both New York’s youth and older adults.”

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From left to right: Alyssa Herman, TNJH Chief Development Officer; Aran Ron, TNJH Board Member; Tanya Isaacs, TNJH Chief Human Resource Officer; Dr. Jeffrey Farber, TNJH President and CEO; NY State Senator Cordell Cleare; Moustapha Mbaye, SkillSpring Young Adult Program Manager; Kadija Ceesay, SkillSpring Junior Youth Coach; Abigail Tick, TNJH Development Coordinator and Sandra Mundy, TNJH Administrator/Senior Advisor to the President for Strategic Initiatives.