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Mission Employment

Mission Employment; Vocational Services

Program Overview

Mission Employment assists at-risk youth ages 18-24 who reside in the Town of Hempstead or City of Long Beach towards a career path.


Clients Served Last Year:


Program Contact:

Shereen Goodson
Program Director

Funding Generously Provided by:

New York State Department of Labor and private donations.

Contact Information:

175 Fulton Avenue, Suite 400
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 489-8101 x184 or x128

Shereen Goodson; Program Director for Mission Employment
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Program Description

The Problem:

At-risk youth often face barriers not only to enter the job force, but also to prepare towards a long-term career.

Our Solution:

Teach young men and women better work ethics to retain their jobs.

How We Do it:

Mission Employment works with individuals who are not currently attending high school/college or are dropouts, high school graduates who are economically disadvantaged, ex-offenders, homeless, residing in foster care, pregnant or parenting, or have a documented disability. The program provides counseling, a career assessment, job readiness workshops, on-the-job training, and paid internships.

How You Can Help:

To support Mission Employment with a gift, click here or call (516) 539-0150 x117.


The Outcomes of Mission Employment

At-risk youth leave the program prepared for financial independence and a career.

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Approximately 23% of participants have enrolled in schools such as Hunter Business School, Commercial Driving school and pre-apprenticeships.

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57% are working primarily part-time as they continue to participate in workshops.



14% are enrolled in EAC Network GED classes and are scheduled to take the exam.

What People Say About Mission Employment

I entered Mission Employment as an economically disadvantaged high school dropout with aspirations to enter the criminal justice field. My goal was to attend college and become a police officer. Mission Employment developed an individual strategy service plan that included me achieving my GED, receiving certification in the security field, and placing me in a job. I successfully achieved all three goals and enrolled in a local college for criminal justice studies. I thank Mission Employment tremendously for providing the tools I needed to help my career path to becoming a police officer.

Mission Employment Client

They really do inform you and help you with all aspects of life. I feel like I can do it all now.

Mission Employment Client
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