ParentJobNet & Harlem WeWork Holiday Meet & Greet Breakfast (Government Officials Provide Presence for a Unified Mission)

ParentJobNet & Harlem WeWork Holiday Meet & Greet Breakfast (Government Officials Provide Presence for a Unified Mission)

On Tuesday, December 12th ParentJobNet (PJN) and Harlem WeWork held their Holiday Meet & Greet Breakfast at its Harlem WeWork Office located at 8 West 126th Street. 

The event merged local government, networking, holiday cheer, and information about PJN’s mission to support the career elevation of public school parents.

The morning was very festive and welcomed Harlem political figures of influence including Assemblywoman Inez Dickens as Keynote Speaker, Guest Speaker Michael Lambert, Deputy Comptroller for Public Affairs of the office of Comptroller Scott Stringer, newly elected officials Assemblyman Reverend Al Taylor, who opened the breakfast with prayer, State Senator Brian Benjamin and Adrienne Felton, representative of Public Advocate Leticia James. Others in attendance included Lauren Wollny of the Icla da Silva Foundation, Inc. who spoke about the need for more community residents to sign up with the Bone Marrow Registry, parents who shared their heartwarming stories of working with ParentJobNet, community leaders from various organizations, Harlem residents and business owners.The event was highlighted with a musical selection by child prodigy Broadway Composer/Pianist Emme Kemp who serenaded the audience with a medley of holiday songs. 

The Holiday Meet & Greet provided an opportunity for attendees to hear directly from our local political leaders and their ongoing work on behalf of our communities, learn more about the PJN mission and how its services have been instrumental in creating opportunities for parents who seek expansion on all levels: social, financial, and professional as well as further familiarized the community with WeWork’s mission of providing endless opportunities for entrepreneurs and small businesses to have access to affordable, creative workspace throughout New York City, the US and Internationally.

Pat Craddick Founder and Executive Director, who founded ParentJobNet in 2004, and is a former New York City public school mom who saw that the public-school setting was the community focal point for parents, many of whom were mothers in need of support and job resources to enable them to enter or reenter the job market.

Now in its 13th year operating in public schools, ParentJobNet continues to help transform the lives of 13,000+ low-income families through its mission, which educates, prepares, connects, and empowers public school parents with the programs and services they need for job readiness, job connection and financial security. 

“At ParentJobNet, we understand that helping parents become financially stable leads to more constructive lives for families. We know the correlation between employment, financial success and a stable home, which supports school-age children and their bright futures” added Ms. Craddick, who has many years of experience on Wall Street as a financial service professional and has worked at large investment companies in a variety of positions.

Founded in 2010 by Adam Neumann, Miguel McKelvey and Rebekah Neumann, WeWork’s mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living and to build shared office spaces that are not only beautiful, but is a place that speaks of community and where everyone is a part of the bigger ‘we’ and doing what they love. 

For more information about ParentJobNet, visit or email or call 212-362-2735. For more information about Harlem WeWork contact Edwin Henry, Community Manager at (646) 776-0117 or email at Edwin.henry@wework.ocm or visit


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