For more than 40 years, Delancey Street has been developing a model of social entrepreneurship, education, rehabilitation and change, helping to transform people’s lives. To prepare its residents for a better future, the organization partners with colleges and a variety of companies, such as Dupli-Color, to provide vital materials and training to individuals building careers in a number of technical and non-technical fields.
The organization is run with no staff and no funding, and residents help one another without any experts intervening. Delancey Street considers themselves like a large family and its residents must learn to develop their strengths, address their weaknesses, and support one another along the way.
With locations in California, New Mexico, New York and North Carolina, each Delancey Street campus will use the Dupli-Color products in its automotive program, providing residents with the necessary tools and expertise to develop a valuable trade in automotive restoration and repair.
“Delancey Street is doing something exceptional by changing the model of how to help people in need. We are very proud Dupli-Color’s products can support this remarkable program that is empowering people through education and vocational development, which can ultimately transform their lives.” says Paulette Grimme, Dupli-Color’s brand manager.
Dupli-Color’s donation to the foundation consists of much needed automotive products including auto paint, primers, wheel coatings, and a number of paint and coating products from the Dupli-Color® Paint Shop™ Finish System.