Boston NhN Leaders
We are actively recruiting for a volunteer
Founder & President
John R. Fugazzie
Other Boston area Job Search Resources: Career Transitions of Greater Boston
Margie owns and operates The Entrepreneur’s Source, the leading self-employment coaching organization in North America. We educate clients about business ownership as a career option and help them to explore businesses that meet their specific criteria, using a step by step process. Along with her colleague, Suzanne Gray, she co-founded Career Transitions of Greater Boston, a free weekly workshop for professionals in career transition. She has also personally made transition from employees to entrepreneurs, from Employment to Empowerment.
Career Transitions meets every Tuesday from 10 AM-12:30 PM at the Burlington Public Library, 22 Sears St., Burlington, MA. http://www.burlingtonpubliclibrary.org Meetings are free and open to the public. Our sessions include value statements/introductions and accountability as well as a facilitated workshop. We encourage all professionals /executives to attend. Business casual attire.
Join our LinkedIn group "Career Transitions of Greater Boston" or Visit our website @http://CareerTransitionsofGreaterBoston.com
Career Counselors Consortium Northeast
The Work Place ( http://www.theworkplace.org ) is part of Jewish Vocational Services of Greater Boston (http://www.jvs-boston.org/).
Link for Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers.
Link for Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers.
We are greatly appreciative that we were able to get our local boston chapter going in the Boston Public Library - We lived through a horrific event with them and we will always have a strong bond with the library staff and the people of Boston. we will keep this A Brief History on our Boston page to remember how we got started and who helped us.
5.1.13 at 6 pm
I had the pleasure of video conferencing from Room 310 in College Hall at Montclair State University to the Kirstein Business Library at Boston Public Library to present the plaque on behalf of all the members of Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA to show our appreciation of our Boston NhN library partner.
I presented it with help from John Spadaccini and Abby Kohut who was patched into the video conference from her car on her AbbyAcrossAmerica road trip 45 minutes outside of Houston Texas.
I would like to thank the following people:
Amy E. Ryan, Boston Public Library
Betsey Lippmeier, Curator, Kirstein Business Library
Debra Garrett, Business Development Coordinator, The Work Place
Wayne White, NhN USA Boston Chapter Facilitator
Jack Kurkul, NhN USA Boston Chapter Facilitator
NhN Boston Chapter Members
Shivaun Gaines - Director of Government Relations at Montclair State University
John O'Brien - Assistant Director of Academic Technology at Montclair State University
Press Release April 24, 2013 contact John R. Fugazzie at: email@example.com
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA will reopen our weekly meetings tonight at 6pm in Boston Public Library Central Branch at Copley Square in the Kirstein Business Library.
It is ironic that the NhN group which has only one meeting outside of NJ as of this moment holds weekly meetings since Jan 2, 2013 in the very library branch across from the horrible act of last week.
Our NhN members are all very strongly connected as we all pay it forward to help each other in our job searches. As the news spread of the horrible situation that occurred i was swamped with email of members throughout NJ who were asking how our members in Boston were.
We here in the NY/NJ area all vividly remember 9-11 and as many of our members who are from our Monmouth Co groups ( NJ Shore Area) suffered through the horrible sandy storm,.
As I still clearly remember the great support that all areas of this country gave to our area here on both occasions. As a Yankee fan do remember this great show of support of the Red Sox fans for NYC area
I felt strongly that we wanted to do something to recognized our friends from Boston and their resilience and we had a plaque from our organization made up to present to the Library May 1st at 6pm.
My youngest son Tyler who is graduating from TCNJ this May in Business Communications wrote the words for me that are on the plaque.
Our meeting was canceled in Boston last wed and we will restart up tonight again at 6pm as we need to get life back on track. Our job seekers need this return to their job campaigns too.
Also on May 1st I am opening up our first nhn meeting group on a college campus that same night at Montclair State at 7 pm.
My plan right now is to see if I can arrange to be able to Skype into the Boston meeting at 6pm to say a few words.
Abby Kohut, also known as "Absolutely Abby" is a corporate recruiter whose mission is to help educate 1 million job seekers by telling them the secrets that other recruiters won't tell them. She met NhN in the summer of 2012 and has been helping us find volunteers for setting up NhN chapters across the country as she is traveling the country on her national tour. www.abbyacrossamerica.com
Abby recruited volunteer leaders for us, John Spadaccini and Becky Moore who landed a job within a month of our meetings beginning in Boston Pubic Library.
John is currently our local regional volunteer leader for NhN Boston.
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA Was established on January 2, 2013 in the Kirstein Business Library at the Boston Public Library Central Branch on Copley Square.
In 26 months since I founded NhN in River Edge, New Jersey library on Janurary 27, 2011, we have helped 275 people land jobs ! We will have 29 meeting locations by the end of May.
Please visit our web site for more information at: www.nhnusa.org
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA, Inc. (NhN_USA) is a cost-free, nationally recognized, successful Peer-led volunteer weekly job search networking and support group targeted to individuals who are actively looking for work and interested in reinvigorating their job search. Membership is open to anyone in career transition, including unemployed or underemployed individuals and recent college graduates in the fields of business, non-profit, and education, as well as persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners and anyone looking for part-time or volunteer work.
Founded by John R. Fugazzie and started in River Edge, New Jersey on January, 27, 2011, NhN has fostered a “pay it forward” give back and an accountability weekly meeting model.
NhN is a network of volunteer peer support groups that follow a community-based approach to help under-employed and unemployed residents get back to work. NhN embraces a ‘pay it forward’ ethos, asking all associates to contribute to other members by sharing job search techniques, related professional career development resources, personal referrals and generally providing a forum where members feeling empowered, energized and focused on the job search.
Founded in 1848, by an act of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts, the Boston Public Library (BPL) was the first
large free municipal library in the United States.
The Boston Public Library's first buildingof its own was a
former schoolhouse located on Mason Street that was opened
to the public on March 20, 1854. The library's collections approximated 16,000 volumes, and it was obvious from the
day the doors were first opened that the quarters were inadequate.
In December of that same year the library's Commissioners were authorized to locate a new building upon a lot on Boylston Street. The present Copley Square location has been home to the library since 1895, when architect Charles Follen McKim completed his "palace for the people."
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Career Resources Using the Kirstein Business Library’s Career resources, you can learn about careers, find and apply for jobs, prepare for interviews and more. Below are links to databases, helpful websites and other resources to help advance your career.Download our handout highlighting the Boston Public Library electronic resources available for jobseekers.
About the Kirstein Business Library - Louis Kirstein
The Kirstein Business Branch opened on May 7, 1930. Funding for the founding of the branch was donated by Louis Kirstein, a Vice President of Filene’s Dept. Store and Trustee of the Boston Public Library. The Branch was formally named the Edward Kirstein Memorial Library in honor of Louis’ father.
Kirstein was the first public business library in the U.S.to be built as a gift of a businessman and the second library in the country to be built specifically as a public business library. At the time, libraries in about 70 cities in the United States were providing business reference services but only about a dozen had separate business branches. Since 1930, Kirstein has stayed at the forefront of library service for business-related materials.
The Kirstein Business Library offers career and job hunting information, entrepreneurial resources, assistance to investors, and maintains a variety of business directories and industry statistics. Within the Kirstein Business Library, the Thomas R. Drey, Jr. Investment Center – named after a generous retired teacher who researched investing at Kirstein – offers up-to-date materials for those seeking information on how to invest wisely.
Thomas R. Drey, Jr.
Kirstein Business Library Resources: