“As we continue to pursue tax-exempt status, our new relationship with Pro Bono
Partnership will help us to better serve our professional and skilled-worker
membership,” said PSGCNJ Executive Director Kenneth Hitchner. “It’s crucial
that our organization be built for all future economic recessions. Our new legal service agreement takes us one step closer toward our long-term goal.”
“We look forward to assisting PSGCNJ by providing legal support as it works to
pursue its critical objectives,” said Nancy Eberhardt, Director of the Partnership’s
New Jersey Program. ”Obtaining tax-exempt status is an important step for
PSGCNJ to raise the funds it needs to continue its mission.”
The Pro Bono Partnership provides free business and transactional legal
services to nonprofit organizations serving the disadvantaged or enhancing the
quality of life in neighborhoods in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Since 1997, the Partnership has assisted more than 1,700 nonprofit
organizations on thousands of legal matters.
PSGCNJ is an independent employment community that puts unemployed
professionals back to work through educational programs, networking, support,
and employer-outreach services. Currently, the nonprofit is awaiting tax-exempt
status from the federal government.
A recent study found that 54% of PSGCNJ’s “landed” members went back into
the workforce in fewer than 26 weeks, which is about twice as fast as the rest of
the United States, from June 30, 2008 through April 29, 2013.