Monthly Archives: August 2014

Met Council, The Jewish Education Project and the New York City Department of Education Teamed Up to Bring 4,000 Free Kosher Meals to School-Age Children from Low-Income New York Families

Met Council, The Jewish Education Project and the New York City Department of Education, with the support of the UJO of Williamsburg and the Jewish Community Council of Boro Park, provided 4,000 free kosher lunches to school-age children from low-income families. Kosher Summer Meals was launched in 2012 to help low-income families provide nutritious meals […]

Ahead of the first day of school MET COUNCIL DISTRIBUTEd 400 BACKPACKS AND SUPPLIES

Thanks to the annual generous donation made by Jeff and Susan Goldstein and Barbara Mespelli @ Staples/Large quantity order department, more than 400 low-income kids will have the proper tools to achieve success in the classroom. Backpacks stuffed with pencils, notebooks, calculators, and other supplies were distributed just in time for the beginning of the […]

Met Council Helped 75 SENIORS FREEZE THEIR RENT

This past month, Met Council held the first ever SCRIE (Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption)Enroll-A-Thon assisting more than 75 clients enroll into the program and avoid future rent increases. Many of these clients are newly eligible for the benefit because the City and State legislatures recently increased the income qualification threshold from $29,000 to $50,000. […]

Mock-interviews help hone real-life skills

Met Council staff helped interns and clients alike with their interviewing skills. With resumes in hand, each participant was given two opportunities to “interview” with staff members. After a short interview, the staff members took the time to give feedback on both the interview and the resume. After the interviews, participants were given the opportunity […]