Second FSWorks Site Opens in Port Chester in Collaboration with AARP

March 25, 2011

Tech Center also Offers Computer, ESL Classes

PORT CHESTER, NY – The Westchester Community Foundation provided a $20,000 grant to FSW to open a second FSWorks site in the Lucille and Harry E. Jerome Family Technology Learning Center in Port Chester. FSWorks is the agency’s successful job skills assessment, job-matching and training program for adults over 40 and is a collaboration between the agency and AARP and Westchester Community College.  “FSWorks exceeded all expectations in 2010, registering 411 clients and hosting more than 1,000 visits to the Yonkers site,” notes

Rosalie Hines, Program Coordinator. Surveys of the participants have revealed that between 15 and 30 percent of them found jobs, according to Hines, who will assist Magally Moreno-Linares at the new site in Port Chester, which will help both English-speaking and Spanish speaking clients on Tuesdays from 2 pm to 6 pm and Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm. “We can accommodate more than 20 job-seekers at any time, and we can offer help with resume writing and interviewing techniques,” notes Hines. Staff and volunteers will assist job-seekers over 40 search job sites and research the skills needed for particular employment opportunities. To learn more about the Yonkers FSWorks site, contact Hines at (914) 964-6767 ext. 43. To find out about the Port Chester location, contact Moreno-Linares at (914) 937-4558.

The Tech Center is also offering ESL Classes on Tuesdays at 6 pm, a Beginner Computer Class on Mondays from 4:30 to 6, and an Intermediate Computer Class on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30. To find out more about these free classes, contact Karen Fink at (914) 937-2320 ext. 142 or e-mail kfink@fsw.org.