Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Drzwi

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Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Drzwi

Project Stage:
$1,000 - $10,000
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Anna Machalica-Pultorak has designed a community employment center that focuses on the young unemployed in Poland's most impoverished slums and provides them with services that reintegrate them into the economy and the community.

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Anna Machalica-Pultorak understands unemployment as a problem that stretches beyond individual job skills and labor-market demand. It is an affliction that destroys communities and forces the young into crime and depression. She has therefore created an employment and community center that addresses the problem's many dimensions.Her center combines job counseling and training with medical and psychological help, childcare, and community service projects. It provides employment for its clients through its own service initiatives, including a childcare program, a cleaning initiative, and a community publication. It also reaches out to young mothers, the young disabled, and others who are having the most difficulty in finding employment. Anna's unique combination of services has been recognized as a model, and is beginning to receive the support it will need to replicate broadly.