REES

Chef Rootsie
Even Your Kids Will Love These Veggies

Enjoy vegan recipes from Chef Rootsie, owner of Veggie Grub, LLC, which specializes in delicious vegan and vegetarian food. Chef Rootsie has been a vegan chef for 20 years and is a 2016 graduate of the Food Business Pathways (FBP) program, which helps residents launch their own food businesses.

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NRTA grads demonstrate skills learned in the program.
NextGeneration NYCHA Job Accomplishments

Since 2010, more than 1,700 residents have graduated from the NYCHA Resident Training Academy, and 649—more than a third—graduated after the launch of NextGeneration NYCHA. Ninety percent of residents who graduate from the NRTA are placed in the workforce. The NRTA is a partnership between NYCHA, Brooklyn Workforce Innovations, and City Tech (CUNY).

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Food Business Pathways: Making NYC More Inclusive for Small Businesses

The Food Business Pathways (FBP) program is a free food business training program that helps NYCHA public housing residents and NYCHA Section 8 voucher holders reach their dreams of starting or growing their own food businesses.

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CBP Program Graduates
First CBP Program Graduates

18 Residents Complete the Childcare Business Pathways Program.

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John Edward Dallas
Right on the Money

John Edward Dallas offers advice about government student loans.

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Lilliana Perez and Cornell Hampton
Meet Your Zone Coordinators

NYCHA REES Zone Coordinators are your personal guides to achieving your economic dreams. They partner with resident leaders and local organizations to connect residents to jobs and job training, adult education, financial empowerment, and business development services close to home.

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Diane Fleming
Meet Your REES Zone Coordinator: Diane Fleming, Staten Island

Think of Zone Coordinators as ambassadors to your economic dreams.

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Jobs-Plus Program to Expand in 2017

Thanks to U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, NYCHA will receive $2 million in federal U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding for HUD’s Jobs-Plus Pilot Program.

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Working from Home

Does Your At-Home Business Meet NYCHA Requirements?

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John Dallas, Financial Counselor
Making Sense of Dollars and Cents

John Edward Dallas, who grew up in Baruch Houses, was recently honored by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs for his record-setting work as a financial counselor for Jobs-Plus.

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