ParentJobNet was founded in 2004 by Pat Craddick, a New York City public school mom who saw that the public school setting was the community focal point for parents, many of whom were mothers in need of support and job resources to enable them to enter or reenter the job market. To help them get the necessary tools, she developed ParentJobNet as a school-based non profit organization.
Started as an internet–based resource linking parents to jobs, ParentJobNet has grown into a school–based community program founded on the premise that strengthening the economic security of parents promotes the well–being of their children. ParentJobNet provides parents of school-age children classes in English literacy, financial planning, computer training, and resume preparation; as well as networking events, and other connections to employment opportunities and other resources.
Housing our programs and services in public schools helps create a one-stop-shop approach to finding resources, builds community ties, and encourages parents to become more engaged in their children’s school lives. PJN believes that by investing in parents, we strengthen families as well as the entire community.
All of our programs and services are offered free of charge to public school parents and caregivers with the support of the New York Women's Foundation, Consortium for Worker Education, government organizations, elected officials, businesses, individual donors, and with the help of our family of generous supporters.
Happy Holidays! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of public school families as they seek to build a sound foundation for their children. Although it’s been a difficult year for some of us, we are reminded of and grateful for the enduring loyalty and support of our friends.
Our experience has proven over and over again that parents who are able to find and keep good jobs are better able to provide a stable home, which supports school-age children and their academic success.
Did you know you could help us make a difference?
Please make a tax-deductible donation to ParentJobNet and help us continue our vital work to help build economic security for low-income public school families.
With your support ParentJobNet has helped over 3,500 New York City Public School families since 2005. Your support will help us continue to serve NYC public school families, especially single moms who are living below the poverty level with their children. Recent studies show that 84% of families in the U.S. who are experiencing homelessness are single mothers and 43% of NYC single moms are living below the poverty level.
Our classes, workshops, networking events, one-on-one career counseling, job placement, and referral services are made possible by donations that will help ensure continued access to these quality "safety net" programs and services for parents and families in need.
With your donation, you help connect a parent with a job. Your gift triggers help to the immediate family, extends to their children’s schools, and filters out to the larger community.
Contribute by December 31, 2013 and get a tax-deduction off this year’s donation.
On behalf of the PJN Board and staff, I wish you a joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year.