OUR MISSION is to help educate, connect and empower public school parents with the support and tools they need for job readiness, job connection and financial security. Through targeted classes, workshops, networking and career counseling, we serve the community and strengthen families.
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.
Dear Friends, Neighbors and Colleagues:
Happy New Year! We’re thankful for another year, for our ability to make it through and for another opportunity to create the lives we want for ourselves. ParentJobNet wishes everyone a happy and prosperous New Year; however as we welcome in 2013, we must all be mindful that way too many people are still suffering, mentally and physically from the toll that 2012 took on all of us. The detritus from the past year will linger long into 2013. Lives are being rebuilt from the ground up and, as painful as it may be, those lives will be rebuilt and even prosper.
The mission of PJN to touch the lives of parents of school-age children by providing key economic resources and job related assistance remains steadfast. In 2013 PJN will increase those efforts because we’re always looking to improve what we do. However, as we reflect back on last year, we can see where the need to address issues as diverse as the economy, financial stabilization and security, safety or even climate change affecting our weather, have a pretty good chance of repeating themselves in one form or another this year. So collectively we bundle up, reinvigorate ourselves, hunker down or prep up for new challenges, armed with a new resolve in a New Year and ready to take on whatever comes our way. ParentJobNet will do our part and more.
We welcome parents of school-age children to take advantage of our free workshops, classes, events, one-on-one career counseling and job placement services. We are forever grateful to the myriad of businesses, volunteers, public schools, foundations and other community based organizations that help PJN continue its mission.
All the best to you in 2013 and let’s continue to move forward.
- Then and Now - Thankful and Giving Others Hope - Colette Johnson's Story - December 2012. ARTICLE
- ParentJobNet Helping with Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts in Far Rockaway - November 2012. ARTICLE
- Parent Helping Parents - Caroline Hogberg's Story - September 2012. ARTICLE
- Getting You and Your Family Financially Fit - May 2012. ARTICLE
- A Day In the Life Of A Public School ESL Class - December 2011. ARTICLE
- The Process IV - An In-depth Look Inside PJN's Job Readiness and Computer Class. ARTICLE
- Community Networking Event Article - April 2011. ARTICLE
- The Process III - The PJN Board Retreat Perspective (Feb 2011) ARTICLE
- ParentJobNet Presents "Toot Your Own Horn" Event at Starbucks (Feb 2011) ARTICLE -- Guest Spotlight ARTICLE
- TD Bank Charitable Foundation Awards Grant to ParentJobNet (Jan 2011) ARTICLE
- NYC Business Professional Donates Expertise to ParentJobNet (Jan 2011) ARTICLE
- No Man or Woman is an Island (Nov 2010) ARTICLE
- The ParentJobNet Process (Nov. 2010) ARTICLE
- Personalized Networking the ParentJobNet Way (Oct. 2010) ARTICLE
- CWE Workforce Programs (June 2012) Press Release.
- PJN was featured by the NYC Dept. of Education (Aug 2010) Article
- ParentJobNet Featured By The New York Women's Foundation (May 2010) Video.
- The West Side Spirit: Pat Craddick Receives 2008 Westy Award in the "Entrepreneurs" category.
(Oct 2008) Photo
- Manhattan Chamber of Commerce: ParentJobNet Connects Parents with Career Opportunities.
(Jun 2007) Article
- The West Side Spirit: Your Career is on Her Mind. (May 2007) Article
- ParentGuide: ParentJobNet Provides Vital Career Help to Families. (2006) Article
- Goddard Riverside awards Pat Craddick (May 2006) Article