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've been involved with Jobs for Life in 2 capacities: as a donor and as a facilitator of a JfL group in my community. As a donor I know that Jobs for Life is exactly what it claims to be, and that it uses its funds effectively, efficiently, and as expected. As a facilitator, I know that the material is absolutely outstanding. Our participants developed break-through confidence in their ability to seek and finds jobs. They learned interview skills; they prepared excellent resumees; they learned how to overcome barriers; they learn how to handle criminal records and periods of unemployment in the interview process; they strengthened their commitment to values such as punctuality and integrity; and they grew closer to the Lord. It was life-changing... it changed me too!