Working Towards Success

Our goal is to help men and women become sustainable by empowering them to discover their future story. Many men and women want to use their talents to provide for their family and give back to their community.

In order to do that, they need job training and support on the job from Schenectady Works, City Mission's job training program. We want to help hard working men and women overcome barriers in life to secure and keep their jobs!

Volunteers and staff provide help with reading and writing, computer classes, resume writing, job interview practice, on-the-job training and much more!

Here are a few ways we're helping men and women achieve their dreams and create plans for a sustainable future


Our Career Training Center helps men and women improve their reading and writing, learn new computer skills and search for job opportunities.

Volunteers and staff work with individuals to create goals and work towards empowering employment.

The Downtown Ambassadors provide a friendly presence as they welcome visitors to Downtown Schenectady! They are available to help with parking, directions and restaurant recommendations. This program also creates “first step” employment opportunities to marginalized and under-resourced men and women of our city.

Be sure to say hi to our friendly Downtown Ambassadors the next time you're in Schenectady!

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An Employer Resource Network (ERN) allows businesses to help their employees gain access to social service and training programs that support employment.

City Mission helps some of the largest employers in the Captial Region with their retention issues.

ERNs contribute to:

  • employee retention rates of 85-98%
  • contributing employer ROI of 175-330%
  • increased employee engagement
  • informal regional human resource networks
  • decreased employee reliance on public assistance
  • increased family financial stability


A Success coach confidentially meets with employees to help improve employments skills, overcome personal barriers, and prepare for advancement opportunities.

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Schenectady Bridges exists to build bridges that connect individuals from our community with resources as they move from poverty to sustainability.

We work with different organizations and businesses to provide trainings, brainstorm solutions, and collaborate together to make our community better.

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