We provide individualized employment support and training to enhance self-esteem and promote career stability and self-sufficiency. Since 2007, CareerCatchers has provided one-on-one sustained guidance for more than 1,700 low-income and otherwise disadvantaged individuals seeking careers with upward mobility. We provide a unique mix of individual counseling, training and support. Our services are provided through the effors of our staff, Board of Directors, Volunteers, and Partners.
CC services were initially provided through Today's Family from 2007 until August 2009. The first step in addressing the adult population occurred in the spring of 2007 when Today's' Family launched the CC program. Two experienced counselors/employment specialists, Ronnie Haber and Mariana (Mana) McNeill, created the CC program based on their experiences. The goal was to build a sustainable program, based on a professional, executive career coaching model. in 2009 it was clear that CC had become a sustainable program and it was time to separate from Today's Family. CC received its' IRS determination as a 501(c)3 in 2009. Today's Family continues to refer clients to CC and has become one of CC's partners.
MEET THE TEAM
From 2004-2007, Ms. Mana worked as a contractor to the Employment Initiative Program at the Housing Opportunities Commission before starting CareerCatchers with Ronnie Haber. For the past twenty years she has been building up her current career of employment counselor and executive coach by working for both large corporations and on her own. Mana holds an MA and Bachelor degree in economics from Georgetown University and an MA in counseling from Seton Hall University.
Ms. Kunda has over ten years of Career Coaching, Recruitment, Community Outreach and Program Management experience. She brings her considerable experience as a career coach, recruiter, life coach, motivator, and mentor to the vulnerable populations served by CareerCatchers. Ms. Kunda holds a Masters of Human Resource Management from Keller Graduate School of Management, and a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from the City University of the City College 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 & Mary.