Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - Updated: 11:26 am
Bishop David Zubik celebrated a successful year for Auberle with staff and community members Nov. 6. Auberle’s annual meeting on its main campus in McKeesport included the debut of the agency’s new mission statement to fully address the programs and services they provide to the local community.
The mission statement is “Helping build strong individuals, families and communities.” It’s part of a new strategic direction over the next four years to expand on the mission and emphasize delivery of impactful and innovative programming, develop quality monitoring tools, recruit and train employees, and operate efficiently.
The organization presented this year’s Community Partner Award to Partner4Work for its continued support of Auberle’s Employment Institute. The institute has been able to change lives through meaningful employment, provide individuals with jobs and offer opportunities to help participants reach their academic, employment and personal goals.
Last year, Partner4Work selected the Employment Institute to work with Google on a digital skills program for 25 young people interested in a career in the information technology industry. An Entrepreneurship Program also help 20 youths learn how to make and market their own products.
Partner4Work and Auberle’s Employment Institute are planning a new program called STRIVE that will assist Allegheny County youths ages 18-24 with past involvement in the juvenile or adult justice system to gain career-track employment and a steady income.
To conclude the meeting, Bishop Zubik posed for pictures and passed along congratulatory messages to staff of five high performing departments at Auberle.
Auberle is a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities and resources for 4,000 individuals and families. The agency offers 25 programs including preventative and community-based services, with 71 percent of its clients served in their home, school or community.
For information about Auberle and to read the 2017-18 report, visit www.auberle.org.