Tuesday's Children Transforms Career Guidance Initiatives Into "Career Resource Center"

Feb 16, 2012, 15:24 ET from Tuesday's Children

MANHASSET, N.Y., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuesday's Children, the premier nonprofit organization serving the needs of the 9/11 community, with over ten years experience providing services and resources to the families and responders directly impacted by the tragedy of September 11th, 2001, will initiate a new Career Resource Center. The Center will consist of resume building workshops, career shadow and networking opportunities, planned informational seminars, one-on-one strategic sessions and group panel discussions.

Losing a parent can often mean losing a career advisor, professional mentor and adult support system. With a focus on support and guidance, Tuesday's Children's Career Resource Center was designed to meet the needs of those young adults struggling in today's competitive job market by providing them with the necessary tools to navigate the internship and career search process. Terry Sears, Executive Director of Tuesday's Children says, "We are thrilled to reinvigorate our Career Paths program with important partners who understand the challenges of the thousands of children directly impacted by September 11th. With nearly half of Tuesday's Children's family members under the age of 18, the Career Resource Center will go a long way in serving the needs of those who have lost so much on 9/11."

A number of major corporations including AOL Inc., Conde Nast, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, LinkedIn and Stuart Weitzman have committed to partner with Tuesday's Children on this initiative, by providing their top professionals as expert panelists and career advisors.

Fred Strobel, Executive Director, Human Resources, at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney said, "As advisors for the program, we are very impressed by the young adults of Tuesday's Children. With so many challenges facing young people today, especially within the job sector, it is an honor to help guide these young adults through the career process.  We value our contribution to Tuesday's Children and encourage others within the professional community to serve as role models and assist these dedicated young adults who lost so much on September 11th."

Many corporations have also expressed interest in offering specific internship and career opportunities for qualified applicants. Tuesday's Children is looking to expand its partnership network and is actively seeking professionals to include a wide range of career advice for these young participants. Proven partners will be included in marketing materials highlighting the Career Resource Center, acknowledged on the Tuesday's Children website, invited to attend cultivation events, attend programs and more. Potential partners can contact Executive Director, Terry Sears, at terry@tuesdayschildren.org or 516-562-9000.

About Tuesday's Children

Tuesday's Children is a nonprofit family service organization that has made a long-term commitment to every individual impacted by the events of September 11, 2001 and more recently those who have been impacted by terrorist incidents worldwide. Since 2001, Tuesday's Children has promoted healing and recovery by strengthening family resilience, providing individual coping and life management skills and creating community through programs, mental health support and family engagement opportunities. For more information, please visit www.tuesdayschildren.org.

SOURCE Tuesday's Children