The New York Foundling hosted its annual Career Night at WeWork Soho West on April 25, giving youth in foster care the chance to connect directly with notable organizations including:
- Represent Magazine
- Inkwell Foundation
- TED Animation
- City University of New York Admission Office
- The Door
- The Foundling’s Mentored Internship Program
- The Foundling’s Human Resources Department
- Haddad Brands
- New York City Administration for Children’s Services
Upwards of 50 teens spent the evening chatting with volunteers from each company to learn about job and internship opportunities, and were also able to sit one-on-one with professionals to talk through resumes and interview tips.
The evening also included food and raffles of backpacks, an XBOX 360, a Polaroid camera, and several gift cards.
Career Night is just one of many ways The Foundling ensures its youth in care beat the odds and are connected with wrap-around services that empower them for a bright, successful future.