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    2019 Gala Spectacular

    With more than 225 guests in attendance, The Guidance Center of Westchester’s (TGCW) annual gala not only raised vital funds but also increased awareness about the critical needs of those in our community who are impacted by homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, and poverty.“I’m here today because of The Guidance Center of Westchester,” says David R., a client who shared with gala attendees his personal 30-year struggle with addiction and homelessness. “The...  Read More...

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    Get to work! Summer employment for New Rochelle youth

    Do you know a New Rochelle resident (ages 14-20) who is looking for a summer job? Have them reach out to Ms. Higgins at our Center for College & Careers.   Read More...

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    Spring newsletter

    Our spring newsletter focuses on our vocational programs. Whether someone is seeking first-time employment or looking to return to the workforce after an extended absence, TGCW is ready to help. Read all the great news here.    Read More...

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    Gala spotlight: GEM Management Partners LLC

    George, Edward and Michael Nukho are the principals of GEM Management Partners LLC, a property management company specializing in multi-family residential properties located throughout Westchester County, with nearly 500 units in Yonkers alone.George, Edward and Michael received undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering, business management, and accounting and computer information systems, respectively.  They were introduced to the real estate industry at an early age through holdings...  Read More...

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    Gala spotlight: Dawna Michelle Fields

    Dawna Michelle is the National Program Manager and Director of Community Affairs for Colgate-Palmolive Company’s flagship corporate social responsibility program “Bright Smiles, Bright Futures”.   For 20 years, she has managed the company’s integrated dental health awareness initiative that is targeted at children and families across the North America.  With demonstrated experience in public relations, event marketing, media relations, and coalition-building, she utilizes these skills ...  Read More...

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    Gala spotlight: Sonny Hagendorf

    Sonny Hagendorf has been a professional philatelist for more than 40 years.Early in his career, he reasoned that advanced collectors would welcome the guidance of a knowledgeable professional to help them build a collection of both value and significance. Maintaining close working relationships with collectors and important dealers around the globe has been a benchmark of his success, while his keen knowledge of stamp values have helped him to purchase, sell, or broker some of the world’s ...  Read More...

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    2019 Annual Gala Honorees!

    Drum roll, please! The prestigious group of honorees for our 2019 Gala includes:Dawna Michelle Fields (Mount Vernon), National Program Manager – Bright Smiles, Bright Futures, NA, Colgate-Palmolive CompanyGEM Management Partners LLC (Yonkers), George Nukho, Edward Nukho, and Michael NukhoSonny Hagendorf (New Rochelle), President, Columbian Stamp Company Inc.“This year’s honorees are a wonderful example of partners and friends who are committed to helping create a Westchester where everyone, rega...  Read More...

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    FutureWorks! Construction credentials & training

    Update: New session begins in July. See details here. Headlines across the country announce the need for trained, certified trades people, and the Center for College & Careers is set to help young people attain the certification necessary to get a job in high demand fields. "Thanks to funding by the Westchester Community Foundation and a partnership with Soulful Synergy, we are ready to offer FutureWorks!, a FREE credentials and certification course for people 17-24 years old ...  Read More...

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    February SNAP benefits

    Many of our program participants receive SNAP benefits. This following information is being shared to make them better aware of the February distribution of beneifts. Because of the federal shutdown, most SNAP recipients will receive their February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits early.If you received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive SNAP in February, your February benefits may be available on your EBT card on January 17th instead of on your ...  Read More...

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    Time to register for PROS!

    If you or someone you know is living with serious mental illness, you can check out our PROS (Personalized Recovery-Oriented Services) program during registration week, January 14-18, 2019. Registration week is an opportunity for participants to take part in new course samplings before deciding which of the offered courses they will enjoy for the next semester. Registration weeks are a great time for hospitals and referring providers to see all that PROS has to offer.Courses range from Zumb...  Read More...

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