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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

311 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I know from experience that MND is a great nonprofit the go to for professional
help in your job search. The staff is outstanding and smart, at how they deliver this great
information to help you find employment. I'm please with my training and confident that I
will find employment with this training.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Maryland New Directions is a great non-profit organization. I am a 57 year old woman, who had giving up on looking for a job or a career but the staff at Maryland New Directions encourage me to start over again. They were patient, understanding and professional. The best component for me was the professional gently used clothes we were given. The items include suits (men and women), dresses, skirts, jewelry and bags. Flash drives were given, writing pads, and donations from Amazon. Once you complete the training, you can come back for a refresher course. Once a graduate, you are always apart of Maryland New Directions. I have already started spreading the good news about Maryland New Directions. It one of the best kept secrets in Baltimore. They meet your needs on all level. There is even a psychologist on staff to help with mental health issues. You can set up an appointment after you graduate.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Maryland New Direction is great organization that help you from career readiness to job search and interview. When I was accepted in the program, there was a lot of thing that I did not know about it, but Maryland New Direction gives an opportunity to improve my skills, educations and experiences that will allow me to get job. My coach Mrs. Harrison is very great person that has faith and she is always encourage all of us. With her words of courage, and the teach, I am able to put myself together and today I can that I am ready for job interview. I will recommend this to anyone that I know, special people from other countries who need some training to get a job.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Before being select for MND I thought I was aware of everything from Resume, Cover Letters
etc., The team from MND was AWESOME. People-Oriented, firm, very resourceful. I would recommend family member, friends anyone that is looking for employment.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a great experience with MND. The people here where very professional and supportive. I learn a lot of new skills and trait to take with me into to work field. I leave feel very good about what the future hold for me and my path to finding a career with the help of MND . I highly recommend MND to anyone looking for a job or who need help getting back into the swing of things.

Client Served

Rating: 5

So far I am so please with the learning process of this program and the people,coaches we have been set up with. This has been a great learning experience and I love learning new things and update the knowledge I already had. They even help you if you have a record, gives me great hope for my near future.



With Great Appreciation,

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I entered the doors at Maryland New Direction, I was unclear of what they had to offer me. I just wanted job placement. Little did I know that this program is a wholesome program that attacks and train from beginning to end - the entire employment processes. The workshops and training are nothing less than awesome. I've learned so much in this boot camp. I would never be to able to pay for this knowledge. My future is brighter and now I have a roadmap to follow for success.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to MND to find part time employment and gain work training. i feel after going through the MND program I will be able to find a carrier. This program helped me per-pair for going back to work.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience has been by far more helpful to me than any One-Stop Career Center. Since it's small, I find it more productive and way less chaotic. Before I got here I was nervous and had no real confidence in expressing myself until I MND trained my mindset and thought process to feel more confident in my ability.

Client Served

Rating: 5

i hand a good experience and i will tell my friends about it and try to get them to be in this and i really had a god time with all the teachers and other people that i was with i hope that i will have a job soon. i like that i got all dress up and liking so good.
thank you