Monthly Archives: March 2011

BlackRock Volunteers with Met Council’s Career Services

Seventeen enthusiastic volunteers from BlackRock came to volunteer with Met Council’s E.H.R (Electronic Health Records) students on a slushy Wednesday night to conduct a Mock Interview Workshop. In the workshop each volunteer administered interviews to two different students. This allowed the student to get feedback on their interviewing styles and resumes from two different interviewers. […]

First Senior Nutrition Workshop!

On Sunday, March 20th, our first Senior Nutrition Workshop took place at a senior residence in Brooklyn! It was well attended, and led by a wonderful volunteer named Abigail. With her help we learned a lot about how to read Nutrition Labels. We learned to question what we see on the front of a box […]

A Leader in Food Justice: Emily Silman, Volunteer of the Month

 Nutrition and food justice have always been important issues to Emily Silman. So when she went to a food politics conference at Columbia University and saw Met Council’s kosher food network booth, she decided she wanted to get involved. “It was the first time I’d heard of a Jewish-focused food charity in New York City,” […]

Sandwich Shoppe Event!

 On Sunday, February 27th, the Young Professional Group (YPG) of Park Avenue Synagogue teamed up Met Council in holding a Sandwich Shoppe at our E 61st Street senior housing site. This was YPG’s first volunteer project as a group and what a fabulous way to debut their philanthropic efforts! At the program, the volunteers were […]