NEW YORK, May 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Noya Fields Family Charitable Funds (www.noyafieldsfamily.org) announces a 2017 grant to Suited for Success in general support to help launch its veterans job training program, Vets For Success. It will focus on the underserved members and military veterans of the greater South Florida community to provide new employment skills and job readiness training.
“This is a program that is very personal to our family. Nikki’s grandparents served in the Navy during World War II,” said Ken Fields. “Last year we were honored to be one of the co-sponsors for the annual gala in support of veterans and this year we’re incredibly excited to see that energy transformed into what we all hope will be a sustainable and permanent effort to help those who have served our country.”
Vets for Success is designed to provide educational and vocational opportunities and life skills for underserved members and military veterans of the diverse South Florida community. By preparing individuals to retain gainful employment, we will increase individuals’ ability to secure permanent housing, reduce dependence on public assistance, increase financial stability and self-esteem, and propel individuals to economic self-sufficiency. In its inaugural year, the Vets For Success program hopes to serve approximately 75 military veterans and family members.
About Suited For Success:
Suited for Success (www.suitedforsuccess.org) addresses the problem of unemployment and under-employment among low-income residents of Miami-Dade by providing employment skills training and interview suiting. Our training and suiting programs are designed to prepare the clients for the requirements of the work world and to ensure that they are able to meet the challenges of seeking employment armed with the self-confidence and knowledge needed to be successful. Founded in 1994, Suited for Success and its Dress for Success Miami women’s program have served over 60,000 individuals.
About Noya Fields Family Funds:
The Noya Fields Family Group of charitable funds supports by way of direct grants and strategic partnerships a wide range of philanthropic endeavors with a focus on the environment, human civil liberties, education and the arts.