Giving food, donating clothing, and assisting with housing are important but what if we could help people break out of the cycle of poverty?
Over the past year our Missions Ministry has been exploring options to impact the community in a long-term strategic way. We are excited to share that we have chosen the Work Life class, from the Jobs for Life program. The 8-week program is a biblically-based curriculum that provides job readiness training as well as a support strategy to help people be successful at work and at life.
We look forward to working with our local partnerships (New Hope Fellowship, the Lamb Center, WFCM and Habitat for Humanity) to come alongside people who are unemployed or underemployed. As they refer clients, we will walk with them on the journey toward employment.
In order to begin our first Jobs For Life class, we need to put several important pieces together. We need mentors, teachers, and professional coaches. If you are a business manager or owner, would you be willing to consider working with us to help someone step into financial health.
Upcoming Class: January 9 – March 9, 2023 (Mondays and Thursday, 7-9:00 pm)
The Lamb Center
3160 Campbell Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
Volunteer/Mentor Interest Meeting
(Download flyer HERE)
In-person Interest Meeting: Saturday, October 29 at 1-2:00pm at the Lamb Center (3160 Campbell Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031)
Virtual Interest Meeting: Thursday, November 17 (7:30pm); Zoom link HERE.
(Additional virtual interest meeting to be added in early November. Contact Sharon Hoover (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details or check back here shortly.)
Purpose. We will discuss the basics of the program, our goals and vision for the class, and tools and resources for the Mentor community to come together and support one another. Of course our primary goal is to come beside the students and support them in their journey in building long-term career and relationship skills.
Application for Work Life mentors: Download HERE. Complete and email to Sharon Hoover or Clay Worley (email addresses below)