Metropolitan New York Coordinating Council On Jewish Poverty

Rating: 4.85 stars   99 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Economic Development

Location: 80 Maiden Lane 21st floor New York NY 10038 USA

Mission: Met Council is one of New York?s largest human services agencies, providing critical services to more than 100,000 New Yorkers in need. We are unique in providing the city?s more than 350,000 poor and near-poor Jewish New Yorkers with outreach and services including crisis intervention, career counseling, affordable housing, a kosher food pantry, family violence services, home care, immigration services, facilitated enrollment, capacity building, legal services, and clothing and furniture donations.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 100,000 New Yorkers of all ages, races and ethnicities throughout New York City
Geographic areas served: NYC-Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island
Programs: * Capacity Building - Building capacity for grassroots social services agencies * Career Services - Career advancement through mentoring & training * Crisis Services - Help in financial, emotional & health emergencies * Health Outreach - Helping families apply for free and low-cost healthcare * Home Care - Assisting seniors with essential daily living tasks * Home Services - Providing clothing, furniture & help with home repairs * Housing - Promoting poverty prevention by providing quality housing * Immigrant Initiatives - Helping immigrants apply for citizenship & legal residence * Kosher Pantry - Delivering over 4.5 million pounds of kosher food annually
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212-453-9500
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is not a responsible organization, they do not have any responsibility to the people, all they do is enrich themselves. If you want to work in this "organization", I give you my advice, do not waste your valuable time.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

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

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Its an incredible service that the met council provides to the poor and the needy. The amount of assistance and the way in which it is provided is inspirational! Thanks

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

what I assisted a friend doing

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

none to mention totally impressed

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

How efficient and how well services are offered

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, supportive and determined

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really help

Ways to make it better...

It far exceeded expectations in all ways

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting more people to understand the importance

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am so happy to see an organization like this

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

We LOVE Met Council... their staff is very helpful and they do wonderful services for the community and people that would be otherwise forgotten!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, helpful and genuinly interested in helping.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

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3 people found this review helpful

I've worked with the entire team at Met Council for the past few years and cherished the experience. Everyone in the organization is happy to help out and is always extremely grateful for any contribution made by its volunteers. I'm proud to be apart of their good works.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping with a re-branding project. Everyone was so helpful and appreciative.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I had the opportunity to visit the Council and tour the facility and listen to a traing session. I was warmly welcomed and graciously invited to volunteer. Since I was in town only for the day, I made some greeting cards for the eldeerly. When I returned to Washington DC, I told my Hebrew class of my experiece and suggested that they could do the same. The children became very excited about the project and created many cards. We sent all the cards to the Council to distribute to those in need.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

visiting the Council. It was an education for me

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

Not in a position to state.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Listening in on a training session and hearing the goals, objectives and struggles of the leaders of very diverse organizations. I am grateful to have more knowledgeable about Met Council and now appreciate more fully all that they do.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Program managers

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Simply: help more people.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the world economic situation.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am impressed with the dedication of the staff to fulfill the mission of the council.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-5-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Met Council on Jewish Poverty has enhanced my life both professional and personal. Throught the Growth Fund my organization has been able to take, free of cost, many essential workshop that has help to pave out current and future success. MET Council has provided training for members of my family to become professional home health aide. I am truly grateful that Met Council provides serves to persons from all walks of life and I give thanks for there organization.

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

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help assist others who were assisting others.

Ways to make it better...

there wasn't construction going on in front of the building.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I worked at met council as an intern this past summer june-july 2009. I worked with the housing director Temima Dublin. I learned a huge amount about affordable housing especially in one of the most expensive cities in the world. I was also able to visit two of their housing sites for mentally ill and homeless individuals. I think what they do at met council is extremely inspiring and has encouraged me to find ways to help out in my community in similar ways at Cornell University.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The best part has been actually seeing the results of their projects. Being able to visit residents in their new housing and seeing how much it has changed their lives.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Incredibly friendly, professional, and committed to met council.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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6 people found this review helpful

My name is Lou and I initially chose to volunteer for Met Council because of their many community initiatives. What has kept me volunteering is the staff of Met Council. I have seen the dedication in time and effort from the people that are a part of the organization. In this difficult economy, I have seen their efforts pay off into job placements. I have witnessed the patient efforts to develop employable skills in their clients. And I have spoken to staff during hours long past their regular working day. I have a choice in volunteering for any organization, and I want to chose one that is exceptional. I truly believe that I have made the right choice.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

providing help in finding meaningful employment. For example, a client with a background in fashion design received skills that she needed in order to find a job in the fashion industry. Met Council provided her with the skills and she is now employed.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

my interactions with the staff and the satisfaction in helping our clients.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff has been caring. The were truly concerned about my personal health when I underwent a medical procedure.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue its efforts on an expanded basis, which is especially important in these tough economic times. Specifically, by hiring more staff (including some of our clients) to be involved in more outreach initiatives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I am a committed Volunteer with New York Cares.I wanted to participate in the Day in Service for September 11th, but much to my disappointment nothing was unavailable. (As an aside I was thrilled so many people want to help!). While I was searching other avenues for projects, I happened across Met Council. They needed assistance for an Emergency Preparedness Event on September 11th. I contacted them , but they were fully staffed. Kelley Baldwin (Volunteer Coordinator) sensed my desire for involvement, and allowed me to work with her the day prior to the event. She was wonderful, and the seniors I met were delightful. Kelley put me in touch with Julia Sherman ( other fabulous Volunteer Coordinator), who explained additional programs, and I committed to becoming a Phone Pal. I believe I am getting as much out of the program if not more than my Senior friend! Keep up your great work Met Council!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Personal satisfaction, any little gesture really does help!

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

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Dealing with the charming Seniors!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Smart, kind, wise beyond their years!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make even a greater difference

Ways to make it better...

Had more time!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Need more resources

One thing I'd also say is that...

Keep on doing what you do!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

As a legal intern/volunteer, I have experienced firsthand the positive contribution that the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty continues to make in the lives of those in need. The staff members are warm and friendly to every individual who seeks our help. Through a number of ongoing projects, Met Council works tirelessly to maintain and strengthen our relationships with other organizations and service providers, such as local JCCs. Because of Met Council's significant size, it is able to provide critical support to so many people each year. The tireless work of the Met Council in eradicating poverty is a blessing to all those in need.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with staff members and another legal intern in helping to eradicate poverty. The organization plays a critical role in the lives of so many people, and volunteering for Met Council has been an extremely rewarding experience.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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