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Danielle Chiaraluce, Executive Director of CareerAbility

Danielle Chiaraluce is Executive Director of CareerAbility at Chapel Haven Schleifer Center Inc. Danielle is a Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP™) through the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE). She has a Bachelors in Criminal Justice and a dual master’s degree in Management and Business Administration, coupled with 20+ years of workforce development experience. Over the course of her career, Danielle has held positions within human services and government operations, such as Job Corps, a United States Department of Labor funded program. Danielle has led nationwide job training programs and also community resource provider programs, funded by Vocational Rehabilitation. Her greatest pride has been in supporting the unemployed and underemployed achieve professional success, from the beginning of her career performing career counseling and job placement, and later within leadership roles where she gained substantial expertise in career pathway programs. Unique to her background are her years of executive leadership of three (3) Connecticut nonprofits. Danielle established the first Youth MOVE chapter in SE-CT, a youth advocacy effort, empowering individuals to become family advocates in their statewide communities, and she was the Lead Family Contact for the System of Care in SE-CT where she provided family-driven services to families, youth, and children. In 2012 Danielle was presented with the Karen L. Fleming award by the Connecticut Children’s Trust Fund for her work with children and families to prevent child abuse and neglect and for ensuring the positive growth and development of Connecticut’s children. Today, Danielle volunteers on a variety of initiatives in support of Employment First as she works on the on-going development of CareerAbility.

Danielle Chiaraluce
Director of CareerAbility
Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP™)
(203) 397-1714 – ext. 212