Maryland New Directions, Inc.

Rating: 4.79 stars   189 reviews

Issues: Mental Health

Location: 2700 N. Charles St. Suite 200 Baltimore MD 21218 USA

Mission: To provide comphrensive career counseling, employment assistance, and post-employment support to people who are in life and career transition.
Results: Since 1973, Maryland New Directions has served over 130,000 individuals looking to become self-sustaining through employment. From 2008-2012 in our Career Focus program alone, 1,527 low-income Baltimore residents received career services and skills training and among them, 712 job-ready clients obtained employment. 86% of those employed retained their jobs for at least 1 year with average earnings of $11 per hour.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 300
Geographic areas served: Baltimore City
Programs: Career Focus
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

I was told about Maryland New Direction by a few friends and co-workers. No one knew what MND was about but being the person that I am, I wanted to experience new things, expand my horizons and hope for the best. I feel that MND will help me. I reserve the right to resubmit with I am done. LOL

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Rating: 5 stars  

this is a great program and if I have and chance to come back or refer anyone to the program I greatly will without second guessing it...... I really appreciate al the help I have received from MND

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Maryland New Directions was kind enough to allow me to do my work as a graduate student intern working with clients on job coaching, career building, career counseling, and individual counseling. The support that I receive from staff helped me to learn the craft and be able to help other through their job search or other personal struggles. The supervision that I have been given has been better than I could have ever hope for with the amount attention and care that I have been able to receive to help shape my own future as a counselor. With the help of everyone I have been able to make positive changes in the life’s of other. I would highly encourage anyone looking to volunteer to spend their time at a place where they know they are making the world a better place for someone else; at Maryland New Directions I have been able to do just that.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am blessed to be a client of Maryland New Directions, Inc., for the past two weeks. Today I am empowered to continue my job search with new job search and computer skills. I thank God for this second chance and will volunteer my skills to improve the quality of life of the individuals who will come in the future. Thank you to all the staff who sacrificed their time to help us!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I came to MND two weeks ago after being out of work for six years. The staff and programs that were offered to me helped me see that I have a chance to make it in this world. Thank you MND!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was a marketing and social media intern for the summer. When I started interning here, I didn't know it was going to be so rewarding. MND taught me so much, from allowing me to home stronger public relations skills and marketing, to organizational aspects of a nonprofit. The staff is very involved and genuine in the success of their clients and of each other. I see the impact they have on the clients and when I get a chance to interview former clients, they express a gratefulness unparallel to any I've seen before. If you're interested in working for a nonprofit, or just volunteering at one, this is the one for you, because they're not only effective, but they're genuine!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Before I came here it was hard to fill out apps. the right way to even get an interview. NOW I know what it takes to get that career you want. THANK YOU !!!!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

this program was really helpful. i learn a lot about my self that I really didn't know

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Somewhat badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

MND has really prepared me to return to the workforce. I came her with years of experience. However, I needed some things critiqued such as my resume and cover letter. I really enjoyed my time here. The counselors are awesome and they are very knowledgeable. The staff here really cares and really want the students to be successful. I know I will be working soon. great job!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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