A job changes everything...
W.R. 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. His goals were to educate and find employment for women in need. Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, Grace Institute has provided low-income and unemployed women with the skills training and job placement they need to become economically self-sufficient.
Since our founding, over 100,000 women have come through Grace Institute’s doors. Today, Grace institute serves as a leader in workforce development for women. We serve 300 women annually with advanced computer and professional skills to prepare our students for administrative and customer support positions in industries such as banking, not-for-profit, health care and hospitality.
Corporate partners include Morgan Stanley, Ralph Lauren, Moody’s Corporation, Blackstone, Black Rock, Citibank, Lexis Nexis, The Rockefeller Institute, and more.
Our program remains tuition free and 80% of our graduates are placed in jobs within one year.
Grace Institute in the News!
Grace Institute is celebrating Women's History Month! Some amazing women who are breaking barriers and changing the world were interviewed by Fox 5 NY last week and Grace Institute's Executive Director Shari Krull discusses how the organization has been empowering women in the workplace through job training and placement, while Grace Graduate Phara Bernadin shares her inspiring story.
In Sheryl Sandberg's MAKERS interview with Gwen Ifill, she reflects on the past year and the progress the Lean In movement has made since it's launch. Watch as Sheryl discusses how Grace Institute's partnership with Morgan Stanley is an inspiring example of women supporting each other.
Executive Director Shari Krull speaks to Kelly Ford of NASH FM about Grace Institute’s history, programming and successes. Click here to listen!
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 7: Grace Institute celebrated our newest class of students by ringing the opening bell at the NASDAQ! Here's to an empowering and educational semester full of new beginnings, sharper skills, aha moments, and many more celebrations to come. Heartfelt thanks to our Board, employers, volunteers and donors who make moments like these possible!
New York Stock Exchange
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 5: Grace Institute Executive Director Shari Krull rings the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on April 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mia Curcio/NYSE Euronext)
CGI America 2012
Grace Institute announces Commitment to Action at CGI America 2012. In June, Grace Institute was honored to be invited to CGI America 2012. Director of Career Services, Jolene Varley Handy, named a Champion of Girls and Women, announced the Grace Institute Commitment to help Female Veterans and Military Spouses and Families through Grace's job training program.