CERTIFICATION FOR THE INCARCERATION
January 8, 2010
Greetings! My name is Rosa Minter and I'm a volunteer for Certification For The Incarceration, CFTI for short.. In June of 2008, I was listening to a local Grand Rapids radio station (AM 1140)when I heard the voices of Kurt Glover and Professor Paul Zimmerman. Kurt and Paul were on the air-waves broadcasting their prison ministry and educational services. It was during this time that something spoke to me that said; "you are going to work for this company, for free." In my heart, I knew I could not be around ex-offenders because I could not trust them. How wrong I was! I have been volunteering for this nonprofit for 7 months now, and I love everyone who comes through the doors. Executive Director Kurt Glover believes in "second chances" for everyone. Especially here in Michigan of which we are the number one unemployment state. CFTI's program is so great and effective, that we have more job openings than people to fill the jobs. Actually, we are backwards of the norm. Kurt and Paul are so professional in their employment readiness training that employers are competing against one-another to hire a graduate of our program. Many of my friends have also took advantage of their curriculum and have now become successful back into society once released from prison. Their website receives 20,000 visitors per month because of the great resources that are on it. www.cfti.jobs
I have seen in action many other nonprofits doing the same as CFTI, but none of them operate in the love as this one does....Rosa Minter. In my professional opinion, CFTI should be recognized and awarded in having the best employment readiness training than anyone else, especially in Michigan!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
by working there Monday through Thursday. I see the results and there are many! CFTI uses only the best resume building software and teaches video recorded interviews. The executive director owned a recruiting company before opening this nonprofit.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
They treat everyone with professionalism, with kindness and with the concept of Rebuilding Lives/ Rebuilding Futures
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Top-Notch and Impeccable. Everyone is always positive!
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Impact many lives and make many communities safer for our children. It would also help out the tax-payer by cutting the recidivism rate.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Receptionist, answer phones, set-up interviews, and schedule orientations.