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
Programs: Jobs for life offers a unique solution to poverty and joblessness across the nation by equipping churches and community-based organizations to help unemployed and underemployed individuals to obtain meaningful work and build healthy lives. This is primarily accomplished through seminars and sales of printed instructional materials.
I have been involved with Jobs for Life since its inception. There are many fruits from the labors of this organization, but perhaps the most dramatic and lasting is the transformation of people's lives who go through the training. They certainly learn a lot of practical information pertaining to work and how to succeed at the workplace, but they also become engaged in a new community of friends dedicated to their success and welfare.