JOBS FOR LIFE INC

Rating: 4.92 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Job Training

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
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 56-2193808
888-408-1565
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with Jobs for Life at my church for almost three years as a Site Leader, Business Relations lead, and as a Mentor. we just started our sixth class and I have seen many lives changed by the program. I have seen several of our students develop the character and confidence that they need to move from homelessness and unemployment to becoming productive members of the community.

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

be a major force in helping to eradicate poverty in the United States.

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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10 people found this review helpful

I have served in the Jobs For Life ministry for over 10yrs and words can't explain the effectiveness of this organization. It is by far one of the most effective organizations that I have ever seen! Over the years, we have watched hundreds of people radically change their lives through the principles taught in the curriculum. It is exciting to be a part of something so effectual and life changing.

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

Drastically reduce the number of unemployed people in any major Metropolitan area! I have personally witnessed people transition from being homeless to successfully employed. The results are incredible and life changing!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I had the pleasure of taking care of children while their parents attended the JfL classes at Trinity Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. I was invited to attend the graduation ceremony after the parents had completed their coursework. Words cannot describe what I experienced - students expressing how they have changed in their attitudes toward themselves and toward work, mentors coming along side the students to walk with them as they seek employment, and a church willing to take a different, more long term approach toward alleviating the effects of poverty and joblessness. While I thought I was simply babysitting, I was actually helping to change the lives of the parents and, hopefully, their children.

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

hearing the stories from around the country about how people have changed their lives - from prison, poverty, or just underemployment to becoming active, engaged, productive members of their communities

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with Jobs For Life now for 3 years . I was introduced through a customer of mine in my business and became a Business Partner . I shared this ministry with my Church Staff repeatedly . Our church finally kicked off it's first class two and one half years ago . We are now in the process of starting our sixth class tomorrow night . I have served in every capacity there is with our classes from teaching to mentoring . I have never been involved with a more meaningful ministry . We are changing lives ! Rick Royals

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

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

Seeing the positive changes in our students .

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

Solve many of the problems in this world !

Ways to make it better...

I could have given more time than I did .

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

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

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I've found the Jobs For Life organization to be an invaluable ministry tool. Its capacity to consistently empower, envision and champion our organization to do meaningful work in the field is without question one of the reasons why we keep working with the underserved community. God bless the folks at Jobs for Life!

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

The consistent feed back and interaction

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One time

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2009-1-01

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10 people found this review helpful

Five years ago I was mentoring a young woman diagnosed with multiple mental illnesses. She was told she'd never be able to hold down a job. She knew she was intelligent and didn't want to continue to take money from SSI and welfare. She enrolled in a Jobs for Life class. Learning that she was a child of God & that He had a plan for her life, inspired her. The people around her inspired her. She now works fulltime and often refers to Jobs for Life and the confidence she gained there

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

Seeing the dramatic positive changes in those who enroll in the Jobs for Life classes and how it changes their lives

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

deeply committed to the students and the mission and modeled such a strong faith in God and His love that students could believe that God loved them.

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

be in ever city in this country and beyond because its model is based on local volunteers and organizations. Additionally,the curriculum could be expanded to serve youth, people with other languages, etc.

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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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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