Annually, more than 500 women in New York City receive high-level, competitive tech training, and are supported through mentorships, workshops, and job placement.
Each year 900 low-income New Yorkers receive job training to establish family sustaining careers in carpentry, construction, commercial driving, maintenance, cable and networking services, production assistants, post-production positions, customer service and specialized workforce development positions.
50 Rwandan women, Congolese and Burundi refugees receive artisan and business training to begin their own basket weaving businesses each year.
200 residents of homeless shelters in Brooklyn and East Harlem received computer skills that will help them get jobs with upward mobility, helping them and their families rise out of poverty.
150 women who were in the justice system in New Jersey participated in a program to develop business skills, entrepreneurial skills and financial literacy.
32 students from East Africa have been named LeFrak-Friedberg Scholars. These talented young people have the opportunity to study at renowned universities in the US preparing them for successful careers in engineering, business, international relations, agriculture, and medicine.
Upon graduation each student returns home to better their communities.
400 students at the Fashion Institute of Technology, who were at risk of not returning to school, receive micro-grants to remove economic barriers and help them continue their education and follow their dreams.
400 low-income women receive micro-grants, attend financial literacy training and business coaching.
110 young girls attend secondary school in Rwanda as Same Sky Scholars at the FAWE school. They are in a STEM focused high school program and are preparing to attend University in Rwanda.
Many are now enrolled in universities in Rwanda with the goal of becoming nurses, midwives, optometrists, agricultural scientists, dentists, and civil engineers.
The Foundation has entered into an agreement with the Grace Institute of New York City and has provided books for their training programs. The Grace Institute's workplace development programs are designed to support women who are working towards elevating themselves out of poverty by helping those who were once "invisible" become visible, productive workers.learn more
The Francine A. LeFrak Foundation recently funded the establishment of a Computer Income Building Program at Women in Need (Win) of New York City, a homeless shelter for women and children. The program is an extension of Win’s income building training and will positively impact ~80 women on an annual basis. The program was funded by a grant from the FAL Foundation in partnership with the United Nations Federal Credit Union Foundation.learn more