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Sylvia Morsillo, Career Training

Sylvia Morsillo is the typical New Yorker in her thirties – she is socially active, full of energy, and involved in multiple activities because she enjoys being around people. Sylvia, who was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and Anxiety Disorder, is very close to her mom, but currently

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Amirreza Jafari, Advance Program

Amirreza  Jafari, a Queens resident in his thirties, felt that his diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) was preventing him from getting the job of his dreams. Amirreza was clearly qualified; he had work experience after obtaining a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a Healthcare Policy Concentration from Baruch

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Joanna Ruiz, Pharmacy Technician Training

Like many GenZers, Joanna Ruiz explored working in different sectors after graduating from high school in 2019. She launched her own business as a traveling stylist and then worked the salad buffet in a restaurant. But when her hours were cut and eventually she was laid off, Joanna came to

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Nicholas Pierre

Life was good for Nicholas Pierre until he was laid off from his job as IT specialist at Addison design in February 2012. His life spiraled out of control – family life became turbulent and he had to move to a domestic violence homeless shelter with his son. Then he

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Antonio Hall, CVS

When Antonio Hall graduated from the Urban Assembly School for Performing Arts and received his diploma at age 18, he needed career direction. He had never worked, was not sure where he could work, or how to get a job. The fact that Antonio had been diagnosed with a Mild

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Angela Bernard, Goodwill Connects Vets

Angela Bernard is a US veteran and a single mom in her early 40s who lives in Bloomfield, NJ with her two daughters. Angela came to Goodwill Connects Vets in early 2022 when her job cut her hours and pay due to the pandemic. She was also facing eviction. Today,