JtBO Partner Opens New Office


The entrance and reception to the ACE Center for Workforce Development. Portraits of ACE Graduates who have secured full-time employment decorate the walls.


In June, Jobs to Build On partner ACE opened the Center for Workforce Development. The new facility provides larger training spaces, additional classrooms, and a brand new computer lab with enhanced resources and capabilities.
“The opening of ACE's Center for Workforce Development in Long Island City, Queens means greater access to life-changing, job-skills training for men and women who are homeless,” James Martin, ACE Executive Director. “Because of partners like the Consortium for Worker Education, the men and women at ACE Center for Workforce Development will be able to receive training, education and work experience to gain the skills they need to secure and keep full-time jobs. We are proud to now call Queens home and look forward to giving back to this great community.”


The ACE Center for Workforce Development has a state of the art computer lab outfitted with 16 Mac desktops terminals, where ACE program participants take classes, build their résumés, and take control of their job-search.


The ACE Center for Workforce Development has a large common area for program participants to use during their time between classes and work experience. ACE program participants have a full-time schedule, so having a dedicated, comfortable space to relax, enjoy lunch, or focus on a personal project during free time is important for their ongoing success.


ACE Executive Director James Martin greets New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer at the ACE Center for Workforce Development Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on June 27th, 2017. “Beyond keeping our streets clean throughout Western Queens, ACE provides an essential public service by offering job training and work opportunities to homeless men and women throughout our city,” said Van Bramer. “I’m proud to support ACE’s good work with funds from my office and am thrilled that they have chosen Long Island City to house their new Center for Workforce Development that will help battle homelessness and give dignity and hope to so many for years to come.”