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JOBS FOR LIFE INC
January 26, 2010

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.

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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

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Helped take care of children while parents attended classes.