Brooklyn group gives hope to job seekers
A Brooklyn-based group has embarked on a mission to help disadvantaged youth get employment.
The HOPE Program is geared toward helping New Yorkers who come from dire straits and setting them on a path toward a steady career.
The nonprofit organization teaches the job hunters needed skills such as how to write a resume, give a proper handshake and make eye contact during an interview.
"I think that work restores dignity to people's lives, it makes them feel good about themselves, and it lets them give more to their family and to society," says Jennifer Mitchell, executive director of the HOPE Program.