CareerCatchers works to promote career stability and self-sufficiency for every client through individualized counseling, training, and support. Since 2007, CareerCatchers has provided one-on-one sustained guidance for some 2,000 low-income and otherwise disadvantaged local residents.
Our services are provided through the efforts of our Staff, Board of Directors, Volunteers, and Partners.
CareerCatchers' mission is to get every client into training and a long-term career by providing individualized employment and job skills counseling:
To ensure stable employment and upward mobility;
To identify and encourage participation in work skills and training programs;
To enhance self-esteem and foster empowerment.
About Our Services
We help our clients gain access to employment opportunities through teaching effective job search techniques, including networking and the use of on and off line resources. We draw upon community partnerships. In addition, we provide support to the newly employed to ensure they retain their jobs and advance in their positions. All clients are encouraged to seek career opportunities that lead to fulfilling their long-term goals and reaching their potential rather than accepting dead-end, entry-level positions.
MEET THE TEAM
Mariana A. McNeill
Mana is a Master Career Counselor who, with Ronnie Haber, co-founded CareerCatchers in 2007. From 2004-2007, she worked as a contractor to the Employment Initiative Program at the Housing Opportunities Commission. For the past twenty years she has been both employment counselor and executive coach working for both large corporations and on her own. Mana holds a B.A. and a M.A. in economics from Georgetown University and an M.A. in counseling from Seton Hall University.
Kunda has over ten years of career coaching, recruitment, community outreach and program management experience. She brings her considerable experience as career and life coach, recruiter, motivator and mentor to the vulnerable populations served by CareerCatchers. Ms. Kunda holds an M.A. in human resource management from Keller Graduate School of Management and a B.A. in psychology and sociology from the City College of the City University of New York.
Chris provides IT and database support for CareerCatchers as well as job coaching services to clients. He holds a B.A. in government from the College of William and Mary.