JOBS FOR LIFE INC

Rating: 4.92 stars   13 reviews

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Location: 111 E Hargett St Raleigh NC 27601 USA

Mission: Jobs for Life offers a unique solution to poverty and joblessness in communities and for individuals across the country by equipping churches and community-based organizations to help unemployed and underemployed individuals obtain meaningful work and build healthy lives
Results: Over 7,000 people have been served by JfL since 2006. As of 1/1/2010, churches and organizations in over 120 cities and 29 states lead JfL training classes.
Target demographics: Nationwide, unemployed and underemployed men and women as well as at-risk youth
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EIN 56-2193808
888-408-1565
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I am a mentor in the Men of Valor prison ministry program in Nashville. I mentor men in prison as well as when they are released. I have seen first hand in prison the class curriculum and how it builds confidence as well as personal skills. I have also seen how the JFL skills are put to use when men are engaged in a job search as well as handling their everyday activities. JFL doesn't just feed a man a fish, it teaches him to fish and as a result enables him to become a contributing member of society,his family and his faith.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In the man I mentored in prison and how he used the skills when he was released.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

JFP recognizes that all individuals have the need to better themselves and those of us who have been fortunate to have learned our skills early can now help others to achieve their personal and professional goals.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Humble, dedicated faith based individuals who enjoy helping others.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

They would accept 5 million! :-) Expansion of the program would be assured

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I serve with Jobs for Life (JFL) as lead team member, mentor and writer. In my church, we generally have a more memtors than we do students. The Jobs For Life program offers students bi-weeky encouragement and confidence building that empowers students to overcome their roadblocks and obtain gainful employment. The JFL workboook contains lessons from the Bible that apply to character overcoming obstacles. Additionally, we provide The Career Key to assess students' interests; provide resume help, mock interviews; and offer community resource and buisness panels. In addition, we keep in touch with our students to track their progress and offer additional encouragement.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

leadteam member, mentor and writer

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

offer more career development resources, like assessments and career exploration tools.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing students' confidence increase by leaps and bounds

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptional. we usually have two mentors per student. The enthusiasm and dedication is phenominal

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

equip every unemployed person in the US with career development services

Ways to make it better...

all students graduated and got jobs

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Attracting and offering classes to middleclass and upperclass students.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

As an employer, I appreciate the job performance attitudes that JFL instills in it's graduates. The importance of being on time, having an attitude of "how can I help, what else can I do", handling conflict resolution and constantly growing and developing. Just as import, the graduate having a champion/mentor after they graduate is a valuable resource for both the graduate/employee and the employer.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I'm constantly amazed that JFL is able to serve so many people, and impact so many lives, with such a small staff. The staff truley has a heart for service and works tirelesly to that end. They have done a phenomenal job of attracting top tier volenteers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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