Kim McMahon Honored by YMCA Training, Inc.
Monday, August 5, 2019
Kim McMahon Receives John Faldetta Award
On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, Kim McMahon, Boston Chapter VP Diversity & Inclusion and COO at Bove & Langa, was honored with the John Faldetta Award at the YMCA Training, Inc. 2019 Summer Graduation Celebration. The event celebrated the completion of Cycles 121 and 122 of Training, Inc.’s workforce development program, culminating in Certificate presentation to 46 graduates.
The Diversity & Inclusion Committee and other volunteers, under the direction of Kim McMahon, have committed countless hours and more than 2 years of hard work and dedication to developing a Legal Office Assistant module for Training, Inc.’s program. The fruits of this labor brought the launch of the inaugural legal administrative module in Cycle 122, which saw its first trainees receive their Graduation Certificates at the 2019 Summer Graduation Celebration. Kim’s unwavering commitment to, and passion for, the program - spanning from content development, to being a volunteer presenter, to conducting a professional clothing donation drive, to raising funds for the program, and much more - is the driving force behind the success of this partnership between the Boston Chapter ALA and YMCA Training, Inc.
About the John Faldetta Award
John Faldetta was a longtime volunteer with YMCA Training, Inc. He was one of the Program Mentors who volunteered weekly to assist program trainees with writing their resumes, preparing for interviews, and developing the confidence needed for a successful job search. John always sought out additional ways he could, quietly and without fuss, help the trainees. He once said, “I can’t think of anything more noble than helping people get jobs.” It was a loss to all who were touched by him when John passed away in 2016. The John Faldetta Award is presented each year in his honor to someone who has consistently gone above and beyond for the program’s trainees and for the organization.
About YMCA Training, Inc.
For over 30 years, YMCA Training, Inc. has been among Greater Boston’s most successful workforce development programs, enabling people in poverty to move into thriving self-sufficiency through professional skills training and employment. In 1984, Elsa Bengel brought the YMCA Training, Inc. model from Chicago and Indianapolis to Boston, where the program has been part of the YMCA of Greater Boston ever since. The program involves an intensive 20-week, full-time (600 hours) computerized office skills training and employment program.
Over 4,750 women and men have successfully completed YMCA Training, Inc.’s program and moved onto skilled jobs with benefits and opportunities for career advancement. In the past year alone, YMCA Training, Inc. graduates earned about $103.5 million and paid about $25.8 million in taxes.