Croton-Falls based nonprofit Working For Parents awarded multiple grants
Croton Falls-based Working for Parents, a 501c3 nonprofit, recently announced that it was awarded over $20,000 in grant money to support its programs. The funds will help support families in need of assistance with basic needs and career development resources.
The Westchester County Office of Economic Development awarded Working for Parents a $20,000 Business FIRST Grant. The funds will be used to continue supporting the operations of the organization’s Resources for Parents program, which provides workshops on interviewing skills and resume writing along with group career coaching services.
Working for Parents received an additional $1,500 of grant money from the United Way of Westchester and Putnam to provide groceries, feminine products, and diapers to parents in need.
Working for Parents was founded in 2021 by Croton Falls resident Sherrisse Pacheco. The organization focuses on economic stability and mobility, workplace rights for parents and mental wellness through advocacy, community and programming efforts.
“The awarded funds are a testament to our organization’s hard work over the past two years,” said Pacheco, chief executive of Working for Parents. “We will put the funds to good use - helping parents in need purchase food, supporting the operations of our Resources for Parents program and continuing to market our services to the Westchester community.”
Since its founding during the pandemic, Working for Parents has established over 25 community partnerships throughout New York State, provided career development services to over 400 parents and issued over $20,000 in basic needs funds to families in need.