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Maryland New Directions

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Nonprofit Overview

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

456 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 4

Maryland New Directions is a great opportunity to get the help and resources with your most important needs such as jobs, housing, school, criminal matters or a life change. Maryland New Directions are here to assist you in just about every way.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am client with MND and has had I very informative experience here and would refer other potential clients to MND.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Maryland New Direction has helped me better my life, health,along with enhancing my commercial driving skills coming to the center every day for the last 3 weeks was not easy especially since i had to go immediately to work after class ultimately it has changed the way i build a resume/interview, communicate with others and over all how to conduct myself in a professional dominating industry big thanks to all of the staff for allowing me to experience what an amazing 3 week training course and i look forward to leaving the doors open for yet another group to experience what i have already accomplished.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I Came to enroll in A CDl training, while here I obtain CDL information that will allow me to drive and get my License. While being here I was able to get help with Resume and Cover Letter writing expertise and correct way to interview also.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had the best experience with New Direction. I been out of work for a year. I always wanted to obtain my CDL but I didn't have enough time and money. I became depressed about my situation. A friend of mine sent me picture of the flyer to obtain my cdl in January. I called new direction and they told me to call back in March. I called back and they told me to get everything I need to see if I was gonna be accepted in their program. April I came for orientation with a classroom with about 50 people. I interviewed with Mrs. Sonia Harrison and I begged her to allow me to be apart. I got accepted and the program all of the teachers were awesome. They were polite and they went beyond and above to see that I understood everything that was taught. The program cover all things aspects to remain employed. They rebuilt my confidence and equip me with everything I need to prosper in life. They were concerning about personal issues and understanding of things that come along with life. I'm so grateful that I attended Maryland New Direction there name fits them because they gave me a new direction mentally to move forward in life in spite my short comings.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A very good program if you come here just for your CDL that's not gonna fly they prepare you mentally,physically,emotionally for any endeavors that may come your way i recommend anybody looking for a change in life to come here.

Valerie L.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

VERY MOTIVATIONAL PROGRAM AND STAFF!!! I WILL BE RECOMMENDING MARYLAND NEW DIRECTIONS TO ALL OF MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY! MARYLAND NEW DIRECTIONS IS THE TOP WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT IN MARYLAND! KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a client of Maryland New Directions for the April 2018 CDL Training Course and I believe the course was very effective in many aspects of my life not only just my career path for that I am forever greatful for this oppurtunity... Thanks You to all the Maryland New Directions Family

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've learned alot about myself and how to be a better person in the work world and to be a effective successful employee.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This program is a wonderful thing. It opened my eyes to resume writing to being heard and not be in the background. I am somebody and worthy of all things. I thank the most high for placing these great people in my life.

Client Served

Rating: 4

Super excited i was given the opportunity to be apart of something great that will change my life for the better.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have always wanted to become a bus driver, but I could not afford the training involved to get a CDL. MND has provided me with a way to get it without cost to me. I really enjoyed working with the MND team, and I know that I can continue working with them throughout my career.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent Program.... I learnt a lot in the short 3 weeks I attended the CDL course.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Maryland New Directions is the perfect program to help you get your life on track. The staff is dedicated to making sure you are prepared to get the job you need.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Maryland New Directions is a program that helps people that been out of work or trying to get into a new field an opportunity to guide them and teach them new ways of getting jobs and keeping them. The staff is remarkable. Any one who is trying to go back to work or want to start a new career come to Maryland new Directions, It will be worth it, They have the resources to help you build your resume, cover letter, helps with typing skills and you can always feel comfortable talking to any of the staff members.

Client Served

Rating: 4

My Mom came to this organization over 30 years ago when she was re-entering the workforce. She spoke very highly of the people she met at here and how they helped her. I can attest to that feeling. I think that the programs offered, the comprehensive instruction, the free classes and variety of services offered are excellent resources for individuals looking for career development. The job coaches are caring, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend MND to anyone who is looking to enhance their jobs skills or make a difference in their careers.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Maryland new direction is a great organization it teaches you about resumes,what to expect in interview the staff job coaches were great Maryland new direction is awesome.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came here to get help with my resume but at Maryland New Direction they help you with your resume & cover letters. They also help you build up your confidence and have a great clothing closet. They help you prepare for interviews and show you how to keep a job. Maryland New Directions give you bus tokens and have plenty of resources to help you better yourself while getting prepared for work. There job coaches are EXCELLENT!!! Thanks for the oppurtunity.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Coming here to Maryland New Direction was AWESOME!!!! It gave me a lot more tips about how to do a resume as the nature of one. I also learned the nature of an interview, how to act during an interview and what to do after an interview (i.e. send a thank you note). And more than anything else, I got a chance to get an official certification from a hotel organization. I'm glad to be in this organization's job bank and also for the 2 weeks I spent here. I hope to implement the principals I learned here so I can get a job sooner.

Client Served

Rating: 4

Maryland New Direction was great experience thanks