Maryland New Directions, Inc.

Rating: 4.8 stars   212 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: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Maryland New Directions is constantly adapting and improving their program to better serve the needs of their clients. It has been a pleasure to take part in their Connection Fridays and Mock Interview events; each time I meet with their clients it is apparent how much training and time the staff devotes to give these participants the best possible chance to find new employment. From their assistance with interview clothing and resume writing workshops to their partnerships with other community resources, Maryland New Directions is a great organization that Baltimore should be proud to have!

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I've worked with MND as a volunteer mock interviewer, and also had the opportunity to observe and speak to an employment readiness class in my capacity as a scholarship provider. Several MND clients have also been finalists for or recipients of scholarships.The dedication of the MND staff and their passion for the work they do is impressive, and it shows in the clients I've had the pleasure to meet or interview. Without fail they're professional, poised, and prepared--in other words, ready for employment (or in my case, career training or other schooling). MND performs a truly vital service, especially in these tough times.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've spent the last five years of my professional life working at MND. I'm tremendously proud of the organization and its positive strides during that time. From earning the seal of excellence for Maryland Nonprofits, to the BoA Neighborhood Builders Award, to my own achievement with state, national, and international institutions...It's clear that MND is invested not only in its clients' success, but also in the achievement of its staff and board. I'll never forget the fantastic opportunities and great times I'd had through Maryland New Directions.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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