Soulful Synergy has a successful track record of working with Government agencies in a variety of capacities. We have hosted large scale conferences for M/WBEs, prime contractors, elected officials and government agencies regarding contracting and procurement. We are an Eligible Training Provider with the NYS Department of Labor (DOL), a NYC-certified MBE, we work closely with local DOL career centers to assist with job training and placement outcomes, and are a consistent recipient of workforce training RFPs and grants from agencies like the New York State Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
We meet with the government agency to understand their needs, the agency’s mission, and the constituency that they serve.
We leverage our network and resources to improve programs and services that serve the relevant constituency, reduce potential barriers and address the community need. We develop and present a customized proposal to government agencies, including scope of work, strategic planning and partnership development, definition of outcomes and project timelines.
We implement a strategic plan to meet the agency’s needs. We work with the agency throughout the duration of the project to directly implement or support implementation. This includes project follow up, targeted outcomes and post-assessment.
We provide clean energy solutions that advance sustainability, address climate change and expand environmental justice
We provide consulting services on workforce and community development, and resources for small businesses, including M/WBEs.
DEI is critical because a diverse workforce is a dynamic workforce, and an inclusive team creates a greater impact.
We provide career advancement services for individuals, and employee staffing options for businesses.
We work with clients to create customized curricula and support the implementation of workforce development programs.
Soulful Synergy is deeply committed to combating the effects of climate change, expanding environmental justice and supporting the development of sustainable and healthy communities. We accomplish this through a multi-pronged approach of providing clean technology solutions, lowering carbon emissions and pollution, creating green spaces and community gardens, while aiding the transition away from fossil fuels to clean energy alternatives.
Through our strategic partnerships we are able to provide a variety of services and education programs to support individuals, non profits, business and government agencies in accomplishing their clean energy objectives:
In 2019, we developed a partnership with Willdan Energy Solutions, ConEdison, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and others to form the Clean Energy Academy, which is a workforce training program that serves as both an on-ramp for clean energy professionals looking to enter or transition into the energy efficiency workforce, as well as upskilling for existing workers. To date we have trained more than 500 workers for careers in the clean energy sector with employment rates exceeding 75%.
Soulful Synergy offers consulting services in the following areas:
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Soulful Synergy also provides resources in leveraging the following programs:
HUD established the Section 3 policy to guarantee that the employment and other economic opportunities created by Federal financial assistance for housing and community development programs should, if possible, be directed toward low- and very-low income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing. Soulful Synergy works closely with residents, as well as establishing a rapport with HUD project procurement staff to accomplish both the employment and contracting goals. In order to reach and/or exceed the contracting goals, Soulful Synergy takes proactive measures; such as clearly communicating Section 3 requirements at pre-bid meetings and working to ensure eligible businesses can fulfill all contract requirements. Section 3 compliance requires providing training and employment services to members of the following demographic groups:
“An Opportunity Zone is a low-income census tract with an individual poverty rate of at least 20 percent and median family income no greater than 80 percent of the area median… An Opportunity Zone can receive funds from Opportunity Funds. Opportunity Funds provide investors the chance to put that money to work rebuilding the low to moderate income communities. The fund model will enable a broad array of investors to pool their resources in Opportunity Zones, increasing the scale of investments going to underserved areas.”
Soulful Synergy is committed to providing opportunities through Qualified Opportunity Zones and HUD Section 3 projects for low to moderate-income (LMI) residents to help them reach self-suﬃciency. Our team provides training, technical assistance, and support that encourages contractors and subcontractors to hire qualiﬁed community residents, as compliance requirements dictate. By working with us, you ensure that a competent, experienced team is managing your compliance efforts as you focus on your core competencies.
We believe that Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are at the core of racial, social and economic justice. We help organizations develop an “equity lens” for their teams that help shift the culture, policy and practice of the organization to focus on the needs of underrepresented groups and all vested stakeholders.
An equity lens is a process for analyzing or diagnosing the impact of the design and implementation of policies on under-served and marginalized individuals and groups, and to identify and potentially eliminate barriers.
We begin by having each of our clients ask themselves these fundamental questions:
We are here to assist our clients with:
Soulful Synergy takes pride in developing curriculum and providing employment services that meet the needs of an ever-changing workforce landscape. We align our training with industry employer standards, and provide the necessary professional development support to help individuals advance their careers. Our soft skills training includes vital competencies for our program participants in key development areas like people skills, social skills, interpersonal skills, and transferable skills. We have customized training program options to help participants develop:
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Staffing Options for Businesses
Soulful Synergy has a strong network of employer partners who provide employment opportunities for program graduates. Our professional employment matchmaking services are made possible by the systematic approach that we take to understand the needs of the labor market, employment partners, job tasks, roles, and descriptions; underscored by the culmination of students’ participation in the career development services we provide. These strategic components help to improve career longevity for students when placed in internships or employment opportunities.
We have our contractors and employer partners complete an intake form and undergo an interview with our career services team to understand their company culture and onboarding process better and manage their expectations when hiring our program graduates. The information we gather from these employer interactions is vital to our matchmaking process when referring to potential hires for interviews. Our team leverages years of industry experience and a vast network of employment partners to create successful win-win outcomes for our participants and the employers we work with. Our team of professionals’ track record has enabled us to become a go-to resource for companies seeking to hire qualified candidates.
Our career support specialists work with participants to help them connect to jobs that are a match to their skills and interests. Our specialists have extensive experience working with employers to match new job openings with qualified applicants, and develop opportunities for interviews. The goal is finding opportunities that offer a career pathway to increasingly more responsible and better paying positions over time.
We support employers with:
Soulful Synergy provides turnkey workforce development services, including the following:
We also provide Career Services, including:
Case Study: Creating a custom training program and employment pipeline for Candela Systems Corporation
Candela Systems Corporation provides the highest quality energy-efficient lighting technology available, developing cost effective lighting solutions tailored to meet clients’ business needs. Candela partnered with Soulful Synergy to develop a pipeline of skilled, professional employee candidates trained to their unique needs as an employer. We created and delivered a custom curriculum through which participants are trained for careers in the energy efficient lighting industry. We partnered with The Guidance Center of Westchester to recruit local young adults to participate in the program and provide necessary wrap-around services. Following the program, Candela hires from the graduate pool creating a win-win outcome for employer and trainee alike.