Grace Institute to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell
ADVISORY, Oct. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Grace Institute, providers of tuition-free workforce development training and job placement for underserved women in New York City, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.
In honor of the occasion, Shari Krull, Executive Director will ring the Opening Bell.
NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio
Monday, October 7, 2013 - 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
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About Grace Institute:
William Russell Grace, an immigrant, shipping magnate, and twice-elected Mayor of New York City, founded Grace Institute as a tuition-free training program for women in 1897. For over 115 years, Grace Institute has provided low-income and unemployed women with the skills they need to successfully enter and remain in the workforce, transforming their earning potential and breaking cycles of poverty for them and their families.
Today, Grace Institute serves 280 unemployed and underserved women a year and 80% are placed in a job within one year. Grace Institute's students are a diverse range of women, ages 18 through 65 who are unemployed and have a high school diploma or GED. The majority of women that enroll at Grace are living at or below the federal poverty line, and 70% are receiving public assistance. Forty percent of Grace students are single mothers and are raising children on an average annual income level of $6,000.
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