Resource Fair Gives Bronx Young Adults A Boost

Lantern young adults gather in front of a table to hear from a community organization about career and education opportunities

Lantern is one of the largest NYC service providers for young adults in supportive housing, and on Tuesday, nearly a third of all the youth we support turned out for our Resource Fair at Jasper Hall in the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx. Organized by our Employment & Education team, the Fair brought together local … Continue reading Resource Fair Gives Bronx Young Adults A Boost

In his own words: Lantern clients’ story of landing his dream IT job

Desiree De Jesus, Mr Mercedes' Lantern Employment Specialist

Mr Mercedes moved into one of Lantern's buildings in upper Manhattan three years ago. With the help of his Employment Specialist, Desiree De Jesus (above), he has just landed a great job as a web developer. Here, he tells the story of his employment journey. You can read more about his story in our July … Continue reading In his own words: Lantern clients’ story of landing his dream IT job

Dartmouth University researchers visit Lantern employment program to verify its success

Researchers from Dartmouth University will visit two of Lantern Community Services’ supportive housing sites in Manhattan today to verify the success of our Individual Placement & Support employment program. Thanks to the program, 11 formerly homeless people living with serious mental illnesses have been placed in competitive employment so far. Many of them are employed through … Continue reading Dartmouth University researchers visit Lantern employment program to verify its success

Lantern’s Individual Placement and Support Employment Services

Lantern staff meet with a local employer as part of the Individual Placement and Support IPS employment program

Lantern launched an exciting new initiative this past year - Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Employment Services.  This evidence-based employment program offers our clients - many who have sporadic work histories - the opportunity to begin a meaningful and sustainable career.  We have partnered with the Dartmouth IPS Center to implement IPS, and since its inception Lantern IPS Specialists have connected with over 125 … Continue reading Lantern’s Individual Placement and Support Employment Services