NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mutual of America announced today that Ready, Willing & Able – Employer Partners was named a Merit Finalist in the 2014 Community Partnership Award competition.
Ready, Willing & Able was developed by the Doe Fund, a New York City-based nonprofit, to help move people out of homelessness, incarceration and addiction. The path to responsibility begins with a period of transitional work, where trainees relearn healthy work habits. At night, they complete a rigorous nine-month program of life- and job-skills training in a choice of high-growth industries.
Program graduates are given assistance finding a stable entry-level job and a permanent place to live. Since 1990, this award-winning program has helped more than 22,000 homeless and formerly incarcerated men rebuild their lives.
"Ready, Willing & Able proves that true change requires a hand up, not a handout," said Jocelyn Gross, Senior Manager of Foundations and Corporate Partnerships. "Through our partnership with Mount Sinai Hospital and Common Ground alone, more than 100 trainees in the last four years have gone on to lead independent, productive and law-abiding lives."
About the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award
The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Since its inception in 1996, the Community Partnership Award has recognized 190 partnerships from cities and towns all across America. To learn more about the Community Partnership Award, visit mutualofamerica.com/cpa.
"All of the 2014 honorees are leaders in society, creating innovative and effective solutions to help those in need," said Thomas J. Moran, Chairman, President and CEO, Mutual of America. "Through the Community Partnership Award, Mutual of America is proud to recognize, support and help extend the reach of these vital partnerships."
About Mutual of America
Mutual of America specializes in providing retirement products and related services to organizations and their employees, as well as to individuals. Since 1945, Mutual of America has remained committed to offering plan sponsors, plan participants and individuals carefully selected, quality products and services at a competitive price and the personal attention they need to help build and preserve assets for a financially secure future. For more information, visit mutualofamerica.com.
SOURCE Mutual of America