If you want to help someone in need do you give them money or do you give them the skills to earn money for themselves?
The Hope Program operates on the philosophy of helping people help themselves. And they are very good at doing that, see The Hope Program
So they offer literacy, math, computer skills, stress management, customer service and other skills to people who need those skills to get a job. Plus they help people in the program to present themselves well for job interviews. They have a lot of happy, employed graduates from their program.
But of course this organization offers something else as well to all New Yorkers, the opportunity to help others, teach others and of course mix with other like-minded volunteers.
Those who give get back even more than they put in, not the least of which is the satisfaction of really helping others.
So Shout Out to this great program and especially to all its volunteers who have made a success of helping others help themselves. LIKE seeing people succeed