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Maryland New Directions

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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

389 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is for anyone who is contemplating coming MND for any kind of training or in need of any assistance with skills in job searching. Don't give it another thought this is the place. Why because you will be given a Job Coach who is fantastic, caring and very informative all of the staff I must say are great and can answer any questions you may have not matter what it may be. If you lack confidence, not sure of you path in your career or where your going? then this is the place for you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff here at MND was very welcoming and knowledgeable. I would like to personally thank Mr. Dewayne the front desk staff, he was an encouragement to me as we share a very similar barrier. Mr. Steve was very knowledgeable in teaching the 1st class of this kind. I am happy and proud of myself for completing the 3 week program. Every staff member was friendly and approachable and made it easy to talk to them and ask for assistance.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Maryland new directions is the place to be if you want to train and grow to be a professional! they will give you everything you need to succeed in the Workforce. The staff are professional pleasant and help you thorough whatever challenges or barriers you think you have. THANK YOU SO MUCH MND!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I really enjoyed my time here and I learned a lot!!! The team is amazing. I want to thank you for all you have done to help me to improve my life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

i really enjoyed my training at maryland new direct and i would recommend there services to anyone looking for a career or career change.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The opportunity to receive training in areas of resume writing, interview skills and overall job training is great! Also being given the resources to present myself in a professional professional manner with professional attire really boosted my confidence. I am thankful for the one on one coaching as well as the group setting opportunity. Thank you so much MND!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When I came to Maryland New Directions I had a lack of self confident in my job interviewing skill. Now that I completed this two weeks course I feel more confident. Thank you Maryland New Directions, your staff is awesome keep doing what your do for the community. Much love.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was told about this program from a friend of mine. I am very glad that I attended the program. Coming to MND has given me so many tools and understanding in finding employment. MND has also given me my confidence back in finding employment. I would gladly recommend this program to others, as I already have. I could not have ask for a better staff.

Client Served

Rating: 5

i loved everything about the program. they taught us life time skills and information. everybody was unique and different and possessed something different i would recommend this program to anybody who wants to change there life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to MND not knowing all of the many benefits offered. After completing the training, I feel completely confident in finding a career, as well as being a better individual overall. The entire staff made feel welcomed and kept me engaged during all of training courses.

Client Served

Rating: 4

This is a great way the be-gain your job search. They will get you ready for the job you want and the for the interview process. Putting you in a passion to make the next step. I am very happy with what i have leaned hear at MND.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

MND is very helpful the staff is smart very detailed .if come here in complete the course you will job ready when you leave.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Exceeded all expectations! This is a great program!

Client Served

Rating: 4

Came in thinking i did not need this program but i realized very quickly how much it benefited me. The job coach and trainers here explained everything with detail and went out there way to give extra help when needed

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've learned so much here, I can walk away now knowing I can go on a interview with great confidence. Knowing that I have the skills to land the jobs

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff are more than whatever their job title is. They gave me superhero-like help and had bedside manner and love that will always be remembered.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I walked in off the street trying to get a job and they me got in class and also got me some job training this class helped me out a lot and it also was a learning experience i would recommend this organization to other people mnd is very helpful to me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing experience with great lecturers. I came to Maryland New Directions with lots of expectation and was truly amazed with the lectures and knowledge impacted on me. Thanks for all who make this program a success

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with Maryland New Directions was a very good one.At first I had doubts that this program was not going to be any different from any other workforce program that is being offered in the city.Programs that promise you the world but does not deliver on helping you get a job.MND staff is dedicated to helping you succeed.In three weeks, I have learned a lot about what it takes to achieve a successful resume.This program builds confidence and character.I would recommend this program to anyone who is interested in changing their life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I think this program is the best thing sens slice bread