This video was shown at the 2013 Women Mean Business Luncheon benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless' First Step Job Training Program. The video features First Step graduate Shakira Kennedy and her journey through the program.
A special thank you to Weitz Studios for producing this video.
The Grand Central Food Program by the Coalition for the Homeless serves nearly 1,000 hot meals to homeless and hungry New Yorkers every night of the year on the streets of Manhattan and the Bronx. In addition to providing food, our volunteers help connect homeless people to the services they need to get off of the streets for good.
Thank you to Ken Kochey, Winslow Lewis and NYC Councilmember Margaret Chin for their efforts on this video.
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In partnership with Euro RSCG Adrenaline and legendary photographer, Albert Watson, the Coalition for the Homeless will alert New Yorkers and visitors from around the country of the city’s record-breaking 16,000 homeless children with two new spots being featured on the CBS "Super Screen" in Times Square.
The Coalition for the Homeless released an ad on NY1 News that parodies the famous Mastercard “Priceless” campaign, contrasting the costs of stadiums for the Yankees and Mets and the Wall Street bailout to the “ruthless” cuts to homeless services contained in the Mayor’s Executive Budget proposal.
In this clip MY9 news looks at a building where homeless families have been housed in the Highbridge Section of the Bronx. Backed up toilets, broken windows, broken floors, lead and toxic mold. When confronted by the reporter - NYC Homeless Services Commissioner literally runs away - ducking into a tinted towncar and refusing to answer questions.