Grace Institute has been providing tuition-free job training and job placement assistance for women in the greater New York City area for over a century.


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  • We are Grace women

    Three women at different stages of their journey support one another through heartfelt letters reflecting on the gifts Grace has given them.
  • Grace Institute: Who We Are

    Breakfast with Grace Film 2013
  • Naomi Bradshaw

    When Naomi Bradshaws new husband moved her and her four year-old son from a rural South American town in Guyana to the Big Apple, she thought that all of her dreams had come true.
  • Sol Maria "Sunny" Santiago

    Sol Maria “Sunny” Santiago came to Grace because, as she puts it, “Adversity hit, and I needed a place that would help me find my way again.” Sunny lost her job of 33 years four days before Christmas. Because she had worked with the company for more than 30 years, she was not laid off; she was technically retired. At 53 years old, Sunny was too young to receive a pension or retirement benefits and had zero savings. After going on dozens of job interviews in one year, it became obvious that her age and limited computer skills were hindering her from getting a job. That’s when she applied and got accepted to Grace’s tuition-free training program, where she updated her administrative skills ...