This past week, the Long Island Breakfast Club (LIBC), a job support group, announced that it will no longer hold meetings and events due to the difficulties of raising funds and operating the nonprofit. Also, Valentina Janek, one of our interviewees who is the group’s president and among its original founders, has found a full-time job working for Nassau County. Congratulations, Valentina!
LIBC has helped hundreds of people cope with the shock and aftereffects of unemployment. All of its members found support and many found jobs due to LIBC’s upbeat, welcoming attitude and positive approach to the job search process.
Over 50 and Out of Work also benefited directly from LIBC’s openness and enthusiasm. When we were getting our multimedia documentary project underway, LIBC invited me to its meetings and allowed me to describe the project to its members. Some of our earliest interviewees came to us through the LIBC. We are deeply grateful for the assistance the generous organization gave us and respect the work it has done to help so many others as well.