On Friday June 19, Goldman Sachs’ Community Team Works (CTW) volunteers hosted a job readiness workshop at The Foundling for adults with developmental disabilities. Goldman Sachs’ volunteers coached workshop participants through interactive group discussions and set up “speed interviews” to give everyone a chance to practice their new skills. During these mock interviews, our adults gained valuable experience and coaching from some of New York City’s top business leaders. During the event, Goldman Sachs’ volunteers addressed questions from attendees about interviewing and entering the workforce. At the end of the event, each attendee received a certificate of participation and enjoyed lunch in Washington Square Park with the volunteers.
The Foundling provides residential care to approximately 200 adults with mild to severe developmental disabilities. Our goal is for each person to live as independently as possible in a home environment. We operate under the conviction that all of the people we serve become fully-integrated members of their communities and hold meaningful roles in the workforce.
Thank you to the wonderful Goldman Sachs CTW volunteers for helping our individuals with developmental disabilities build their self-confidence and gain important job skills!
To learn more about our work with adults with developmental disabilities click here.