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Accenture: First Skills to Succeed LGBT Award
July 8, 2012
By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
Green Chimneys, a New York-based nonprofit, is the winner of the first Accenture Skills to Succeed LGBT Award.
Accenture and Out & Equal chose Green Chimneys because of its Nature-Based Career Training Program for LGBTQ (Questioning) Youth, which meets the judges’ requirements of a program that employs creative solutions to social problems, is scalable, replicable, sustainable and demonstrates proven results. The award will be presented at the Out & Equal Global LGBT Workplace Summit in London in July 2012.
Organized in the mid-1980s, Green Chimneys’ NYC Division provides residential and skill-building programs for LGBTQ homeless, runaway and foster care youth. By providing life, vocational and relational skills, participants in the 18-week intensive career training program are exposed to nature-based activities that work to develop a harmonious relationship between people, animals, plants, nature and the environment including educational field trips and workshops to increase skills such as developing and setting goals, networking, interviewing, and personal budgeting and finance. In addition, Green Chimneys offers internships with organizations such as the ASPCA, Randall’s Island Organic Farm and Van Cortlandt Park.
The award honors a nonprofit organization working to equip people in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities with workplace and entrepreneurial skills. The Accenture Skills to Succeed LGBT Award was created to honor an organization or program improving job skills and employment opportunities for the LGBT community. Aligned with Accenture’s global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed – which by 2015 will equip 250,000 people around the world with the skills to get a job or build a business – the award seeks to highlight programs that help build individual work skills, increase the economic vitality of communities and open doors to employment and independence.