Grace Institute

Leveraging our business experience, 70 American Securities volunteers spent the day with the students of Grace Institute focused on building relationships and careers.

The morning began by working together in small teams to build a business with our professionals sharing how we evaluate and manage companies, and culminated in presentations to the wider group. After continuing to build relationships over lunch, the day shifted toward crafting individual pitches for job seekers, centering on how best to present and highlight personal skills. The day was a rewarding experience for both students and volunteers alike. Following the event, many colleagues at American Securities have sought out ways to support Grace Institute in their free time.

Founded in 1897, Grace Institute empowers underserved women in the New York area to achieve employment and economic self-sufficiency. Admitting 300 students annually in two six month programs, Grace Institute provides job-skills training, counseling, placement services and continuous learning opportunities that lead to upwardly mobile employment.


Our Giving Back report debuted in 2011 as a testament to how those of us at American Securities, and our portfolio companies, live our value of Giving Back.