Career Power Source 2019: Getting Work You Want

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Baruch College Conference Center

151 East 25th Street, 7th Floor

New York, NY 10010

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Would you like to increase your options for quality employment?

CAREER POWER SOURCE 2019: Getting Work You Want

A one-day, one-stop community event with information and connections to pursue a wide range of jobs, training, education, and employment services.

Wednesday, September 18, 9:00am – 5:00pm

(light breakfast & registration begins at 8:30am; lunch will also be provided)

There will be 3 core activities happening throughout the day:

  1. Workshops: Guest speakers presenting on employment options, information, services, and resources in NYC.

  2. Tabling Session: Representatives from employment, training, education, benefits advisement, legal, and other service providers.

  3. The Lab: Computer stations with free one-on-one sessions with employment experts. Individual support will be available with:

  • creating or developing your resume

  • job search strategies

  • applying for jobs online

  • interview preparation

  • legal and benefits issues

  • professional development coaching

Appointment scheduling for The Lab starts at 8:30am in-person at the event.

Participants will be provided with:

  • a round-trip MetroCard

  • professional wardrobe giveaways

  • free professional headshots with makeup artists

  • flash drives with tote bags

Contact for questions, and requests for accommodations:

Opening Plenary - Featured Speakers:

  • Cecilia Gentili

  • Malika Minott

  • Victwan McCorkle

Workshops – Breakout Sessions at Career Power Source 2019

Getting Paid for Work While Receiving Benefits: Income, Health Coverage & Housing Supports

  • Alexandra Remmel, GMHC

  • Sharon Jordan, HRA/HASA

  • Francisco Soto, HRA/HASA

Overcoming Challenges to Employment: Reducing Barriers to Employment Opportunity

  • Cherise Davis, ACCES-VR/Manhattan

  • Grace Detrevarah, Osborne Association

  • David Robinson, EPRA

  • Shataisha Taylor-Simmons, Fortune Society

Self-Employment: Entrepreneurship, Small Business or Microenterprise Development

  • Maru Bautista, Center for Family Life

  • Nancy Carin, Refugee Microenterprise Project

  • Christian Damiba, Upper Manhattan & Washington Heights NYC Business Solutions Centers, NYC Small Business Services

  • Elaine Powell-Belnavis, Small Business Administration

S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting Based on Your Choices Related to Employment

  • Rebecca Goldberg, NYSDOH AIDS Institute

Getting That Job, and Keeping It!: Strategies for Getting, Starting and Adjusting Well to a New Job

  • Kaitlin Crandall, Housing Works

  • Daniel Hiraldo, GMHC

Legal Rights and Protections on the Job and in the Job Search

  • Kate Wagner-Goldstein, Legal Action Center

Peer Work: Training, Certification and Employment Opportunities

  • Ali Anderson, Center for Health Equity, DOHMH

  • Charlene Cooper, CAI

  • Richard Cotroneo, NYSDOH AIDS Institute

  • Victwan McCorkle, Amida Care

  • Deborah Yuelles, Alliance for Positive Change

Self-Care: At the Intersection of Employment and Mental Health

  • Julian Cabezas, Amida Care

Getting Work You Want: Resources in NYC for Training, Education, Career and Job Search Assistance

  • Jennifer Lester, Housing Works/Ready For Work Program

  • Kseniya Palishchuk, ACCES-VR

  • Sarah Trofimov, SBS/Workforce1

  • April Watkins, GMHC

One-on-One Consulting at Career Power Source 2019

Career Coaching:

Members of the Gay Coaches Collective will offer 15-minute career coaching sessions during Career Power Source as a drop-in - no appointments necessary. Talking with a Coach can be a chance to consider future goals for working that build from “What do I want to live my dream?” Get time with a Coach to talk about questions related to developing your ideas about employment that can include:

  • what do you really want to do in your work life?

  • what do you love doing?

  • what kinds of employment would be most exciting for you?

Benefits Advisement:

Members of the GMHC Client Advocacy Program can talk 1-on-1 about questions related to:

  • benefits you are currently receiving or may be eligible for

  • how getting paid for employment would work based on the specific income, health coverage or housing assistance that you receive

Legal Consults:

The Legal Action Center will answer legal questions relating to HIV and addiction treatment confidentiality and discrimination, and criminal records, including:

  • Confidentiality of HIV or addiction treatment information throughout the employment process;

  • Reasonable accommodations;

  • Employment discrimination protections due to HIV status, addiction, or criminal record;

  • Help sealing eligible criminal convictions;

  • Referrals to sister organizations on other legal issues.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions or accommodation requests?

Please email with any questions or requests for assistance or accommodations to be able to fully and equally participate.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

151 East 25th Street, 7th Floor (b/t Lexington & 3rd Ave.), New York, NY 10010

By Subway:
Take the Lexington Avenue #6 IRT to either 23rd Street or 28th Street.
Both stops exit onto Park Avenue South. Walk to 25th Street and turn east onto 25th Street. The building is in the middle of the block on the north side of the street.


Take the Broadway BMT - R or N trains to 23rd Street. The subway exits onto the intersection of Broadway and Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street. Walk east to Lexington Avenue, walk uptown to 25th Street and turn right onto 25th Street.

By Bus:
The M1 stops along Park Avenue South.
The M2, M3, M4, and M32 all run nearby on Madison and Fifth Avenues.
The M101 & M102 run along Lexington and Third Avenues.
The M23 runs cross-town on 23rd Street and stops at both Lexington Avenue and Third Avenue. Various express buses from the other boroughs stop nearby.

For Parking Garages Near the Baruch College Conference Center, click HERE.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not have to bring your printed ticket to the event.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Attendees are requested to register online individually. Please have each person register themselves.

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Baruch College Conference Center

151 East 25th Street, 7th Floor

New York, NY 10010

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