From the Wires
Innovators for Veterans & Foster Youth Honored at Fedcap's "Celebration of Work" Gala
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 27, 2012 07:33 PM
NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Innovators for veterans and foster youth were among the celebrity-studded crowd of 400 who turned out to celebrate the importance of work in people's lives at Fedcap's annual gala Monday.
The 2012 Celebration of Work, held at The New York Public Library, drew leaders of city, state and federal agencies and a wide range of other supporters of Fedcap (http://www.fedcap.org/) and its Wildcat Service Corp., The Way to Work and ReServe operations.
Among the honorees and featured speakers:
U.S. unemployment is still near 8 percent nationally and much higher among teen-agers, Post-9/11 veterans and others who face barriers to employment. The nonprofit Fedcap helps thousands of people each year – including veterans, youth who have spent time in foster care, the formerly incarcerated and people with disabilities – succeed in education and employment and move toward economic independence. Fedcap places people in jobs across a wide variety of sectors and employs 1,800 in its own businesses.
About Fedcap: Fedcap helps people break through barriers to achieve long-term economic independence. Our programs and operations bring education and the power of work to youth in transition, adults with conviction histories, veterans, individuals with disabilities and many others facing barriers to employment. We place people in jobs across a wide variety of sectors and employ 1,800 in our own businesses. Fedcap is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information or to make a donation, call 212-727-4200 or visit www.fedcap.org. Follow Fedcap on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/fedcap) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/Fedcap).
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