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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

411 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Career Focus program at MND is excellent for anyone who needs to improve their skills in how to find a job and learn more about themselves as a job seeker. The staff is professional, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable in the respective specialties. It was great to be with people from all walks of life, educational levels and cultures in the same environment with a common goal -- success! Many thanks to everyone at MND and congratulations on 44 years of helping people in Baltimore City!

1

Client Served

Rating: 4

The job training experience was an extremely good opportunity to brush up on proper work behaviors. My greatest takeaway was the interpersonal skills data. Overall, the training was very helpful and the staff are definitely committed and passionate about providing this necessary service.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I enjoyed the class, so much information was given. The tools will be very rewarding, when job searching. I will tell all my friends about my experience at MND. Thank You,
Veronica Lunn

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Maryland New Direction staff educators and facilitators were excellent in their presentation to the class. Their teaching methods were above and beyond the required measures; to ensure that the participants were well informed, well versed and understood the process for being a success in the job search market field.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I didnt know that i would be able learn so much in MND, really grateful i found MND. I know now hot to make a good resume, cover letter and answer application letter. I fill so much confident now about myself because MND developed me by appreciating what i have and who I'am. I would like to thank my coach Kate for being patient with me and helping me me with my resume and all things that i needed to improve my strategies i my job search. Thank you MND for this opportunity.

angelica

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

MND is great place with highly motivating people who are dedicated as coaches and mentors. They build character and have each student leaving feeling confident about their future job search.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was very impressed with the resources and the help far exceeded my expectations,and the things Ive learned in just one week of training which will help me in my personal quest to pursue the career that i always dreamed of doing. So I would like to thank my job coach, and all the other staff who helped me to strive to be better than I am.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience here at MND was marvelous i enjoyed my class , classmates and my job coaches. They brought a side out of me i did not know i had and i appreciate you guys, thanks for having faith in me and giving me these good life pointers.

1

Client Served

Rating: 4

Staff was very helpful. Ive so much about myself in this short time frame.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff was very hands-on and patient. The information given to excel in the workplace was great!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

nothing is perfect but these people here showed genuine interest in helping. these people got a closet with shirts and ties. if you put that shirt in tie on for a week and don't feel inspired the problem is within you then . just walking in and out to cvs and having people looking at smiling speaking to you should show you and motivate you. how serious the push the dress code give more more structure to a person . this is just one part . wealth of information seeing everyone play a part not one thing bad to say if you come and complete you will feel the same

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I think its a great program.I wish i would have known about this program along time ago its really some great people in the class and the job coaches really do help you succeed

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This was the greatest experience I have ever had. Maryland New Directions brought out the skills and confidence I didn't know I had. This is a holistic program. Not only were they helping me to seek employment, they were just as concerned about me as a person and helped outside of the training program. I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to better themselves. Even if you are currently employed, Maryland New Directions can help you develop a career, not just get a job.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Maryland new directions is a OK program for people

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Client Served

Rating: 3

Good Day, I come across MND by divine appointment. I had many things going on at the time and knew something positive was coming in my life. They help me over barriers as well as a new way of doing job searches. They will continues to assist me as I grow.

1

Client Served

Rating: 4

I found the staff awesome and helpful, willing to go that that extra mile in order to ensure my success

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

this program really helped me. I have learned so much about how to get a job, how to look professional.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I got everything that I was told I would receive. Made some good new friends which is always cool. The staff were and are very helpful, kind and encouraging. You will be dealt with accordingly with respect. I can't think of anything bad to say about this place. I highly recommend this place to everyone. I will forever remember my experience here. Thanks to all involved.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great program. Excellent staff and organization. very educational etc......

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to MND looking for a job at the Port of Baltimore but i got something greater. I made new friends and found a new focus on being a greater employee