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Causes: Employment, Human Services, Job Training

Mission: To train and coach people facing career and life transitions to overcome barriers, restore self-belief and acquire the skills and tools needed to secure employment.

Results: Since 1973, Maryland New Directions has served nearly 140,000 individuals looking to become self-sustaining through employment. In FY15 (July 2014 - June2015), MND’s Career Focus program served 307 low-income job seekers from Baltimore City with 226 completing our employment readiness training. Of those who completed our training program, 159 individuals obtained employment earning an average wage of $12.21 per hour. Additionally, 61 former NMD graduates gained employment this year for a total of 220 employed clients in FY15. As of September 30, 2015, 82.5% of employed clients have retained employment for at least 90 days and 74% of graduates who were placed in jobs in FY14 have retained employment for at least 12 months. Since October 2014, MND's Maritime Transportation Distribution and Logistics Training Program has successfully completed 5 cohorts (October 2014, March 2015, June 2015, August 2015 and October 2015) with 163 clients enrolled in the MTDL program and 143 of these individuals graduating. Of these 143 graduates: 105 (73%) of them are now employed with an average wage of $13.20/hr, 109 have obtained TWIC cards and 84 are now certified as forklift operators.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 544 individuals

Geographic areas served: Baltimore metropolitan

Programs: Career Focus, Maritime Transportation Distribution and Logistics Training Programs

Community Stories

300 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Maryland New Directions is a phenomenon agency geared towards enhancing the life of people by changing life through employment. i was personally impacted positively by the awesome program and the coaches and staff were heartwarming and kind. i would recommend this program to as many people as I can.
Keep up the good job.
Thanks.
Oritsemeyiwa Abalo

Client Served

Rating: 5

This program is amazing; I love this place. I learned a lot, got some amazing opportunities, I would have never other wise had access to without this program. The staff is amazing, very helpful and resourceful. I would recommend this program to anyone and everyone. The best place ever to figure out career goal. The best time ever spent, phenomenal!

Client Served

Rating: 4

It's a wonderful place that has granted me a new experience and oportunities with futer employers

Client Served

Rating: 5

Coming to maryland New Directions I improved my resume setup and my interveiw confidence and also my approach.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I HAD A GREAT TIME AND I LEARNED ALOT ABOUT THIS PROGRAM AND MYSELF

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful program to have been apart of. All of the staff are really here to help you in the process of bettering yourself. They really care about you, they show it not just say it. If there was anything that i needed help with it was provided even if it wasn't dealing with the program. I've learned a lot about professionalism , A LOT and it's all because of Maryland New Direction. I've leaned a lot about myself, and what i can do

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have learned and gained so much experience from Maryland New Directions. I came here not knowing what to do with my life, but with thew help of a very caring job coach I am ready for the next step in career path.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My first week at Maryland New Directions I was a little overwhelmed with learning a lot new information. Maryland New Directions is a place that actually prepares your for the process of advancing your career, helping you pick a career you want, and even finding a passion in some industry. I just want to extended a large thank you to the staff and all of the job coaches who helped me get where i am now as oppose to when i first started this program.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Coming to Maryland New Direction has helped me in so many ways, for example I was had some basic knowledge of how to write a resume, how to dress for interview , and wrote a resume. but after attending the last two week workshop here I really didn't know to much. I like to thank each and everyone who has planted so much growing seeds into my job search tool bags, for the great job they has done for me to become successful in not only seeking a better source of income. This has been a great experience for me.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Before I came to Maryland New Directions I was working at a job that I was not happy at. I am glad that I did go to that job fair because I learned a lot from from all the of the workshops on how to create a good resume to what to wear. The staff was very helpful and friendly. I would recommend Maryland New Direction to anyone who is trying to find a career.