June 16, 2017 By Christian Murray
Two full time workers will be cleaning Roosevelt Avenue between 82nd and 90th Street beginning July 1st, stemming from a job training program funded by State Senator Jose Peralta’s office.
Peralta secured $75,000 which will be used to hire two workers employed by the Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless (ACE). ACE is a non-profit group that helps homeless people get back into the workforce by offering them jobs where they sweep the streets and pick up trash.
The cleaning service will run from July 1 through to June 30, 2018, and workers will be operating seven days a week from 9am until 5pm.
“Programs like the one put forth by ACE are essential to providing New Yorkers with an opportunity to get back on their feet,” Peralta said in a statement. “In addition, these workers will also contribute to increase the quality of life in the community. In this particular case, along a busy stretch of Roosevelt Avenue, one of the most active thoroughfares in the City.”