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Foundation For An Independent Tomorrow

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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Employment Preparation & Procurement, Human Services, Job Training, Vocational Counseling

Mission: FIT – Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow provides job training, coaching, and support based on job seekers’ individual needs and the skills employers tell us they are looking for. FIT graduates get jobs, and employers get great results. FIT works!

Target demographics: Individuals seeking employment to gain independence

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1300

Geographic areas served: Las Vegas

Programs: FIT – Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow provides job training, coaching, and support based on job seekers’ individual needs and the skills employers tell us they are looking for. FIT graduates get jobs, and employers get great results. FIT works! We have two programs currently: One aimed to helped those with criminal backgrounds and another to help those unemployed/underemployed gain assistance to find a lasting career path to eliminate the need for social assistance.

Community Stories

40 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

RJost

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a board member at FIT for many years and have consistently been proud to be involved with an extraordinary group of people accomplishing extraordinary results for unemployed and underemployed motivated clients. Every penny raised goes to provide vocational testing and training of clients, all officers and board members serve without pay and in fact pay for the opportunity to serve. FIT's success rate is unmatched in this segment, and is a direct result of the daily interaction with clients that has always separated FIT from other vocational training providers.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Well I was sent to FIT through another organization because they could not assist me with getting vouchers for employment. The very same day I was sent to FIT, they told they could help. I filled out the application and in just a few minutes I was signing my approved documents with my case manager Ms. Raquel. I really am grateful for the assistance.

This program is professional and needs to continue its needed support for the community.

Paulette Evans
Participant

Client Served

Rating: 5

I heard about Fit from my friend. I am married and have 3 kids. I do'nt have job at this time. I was trained CNA in 2013 and have got my licence. How ever my licence is expired now. I was tried to renew my licence and reques the nursing bord staff to assist me, but nobody helping me. At this time Fit give me the opportunity to start the CNA class and i will renew my licence again. I am so happy to be here and i would like to thank you my case manager to forword me on the truk. I highly recommend this organization to those in need.
Thank you,
Meaza

Client Served

Rating: 5

I will like to thank fit and my case manger Raquel Landeros . This was the best experience I’ve ever had. I was able to get OSHA card ,flagger card and fork lift card .fit had gave me a great opportunity to better my life for me and my family. Thanks to Raquel Landeros she helped me every step of the way thank you for everything you have done .

Client Served

Rating: 5

I heard about FIT through a friend and the program has been amazing. I was assigned a case manager, Raquel, who then walked me through step by step. Training, certification, and job placement. I highly recommend FIT to anyone that wants to better their life and find a superior job.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They helped me make my resume and apply for jobs in the field I wanted. I wanted to apply for jobs only in warehouse. I went to resume class and job club. The case managers there were real helpful and patient.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was so grateful because Nazin Hernandez (my case manager) from One stop Career & Ms. Raquel L. (FIT), really worked together and communicated with me in order to get a school grant for my Phlebotomy program. They were both patient, professional and offered everything that they can do to help.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the Program Manager at a non-profit, Care Coalition. FIT comes to our monthly community partner meetings to present their resources. We have referred many individuals to FIT and have heard nothing but great things. Raquel is the case manager who attends and she makes sure to remind everyone in the community about all the services FIT offers. We are very happy to have FIT as community partners that we can rely on.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I wanted a new career path and was stuck. I wasn't sure if I wanted to be a nurse assistant or get licensed in cdl truck driving. I was referred by Raquel and later was given a case manager, Brandon. Brandon contacted me right away and let me know the options FIT had available. I didn't go through FIT's trainings but they did help me decide my career path. My case manager compared the average salary and hourly rate of both careers. I was able to make my decision and felt confident in it. Now it's my 2nd month and I'm officially on the road as a truck driver!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had recently lost my job and was hired on the contingent offer that I got a guard card. With all my money spent on last month's rent and no income, I searched for any type of assistance and sure behold this wonderful program at fit. They not only helped me enroll into tech classes, but they paid for my guard card, shoes, fingerprinting and even gave me assistance with gas so I can get around. I am so appreciative of this place and would recommend it to anybody in need of assistance. Thank you Raquel for helping get back on track

Client Served

Rating: 5

FIT helped me so much. I'd been told over and over that I couldn't get a "real"
Job because of my background. But FIT paid for me to get trained as a phlebotomist and now I'm working full time, making enough to pay all my bills. My Case Manager helped me figure out which direction I should go. The whole staff was very nice and supportive. I can't say enough about the place.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Foundation For An Independent Tomorrow is an example of what all nonprofits should be like. Their clients come first! They have set a very high standard in operational efficiency, executive accountability, and client satisfaction. Their ability to find employment for their clients is a life changer. Their success rate is the highest in the nation.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

FIT is a great program for people who need help to pay for secondary education. This program is excellent and saved my life. I had a very good experience here and I recommend it to anyone looking for a second chance at life. Thank you so much FIT! I truly appreciate it..

Client Served

Rating: 5

Raquel is my case manager and she has been a great case manager. She had me enrolled in the CNA program. And Ms. Becky who is the instructor has so much passion in her job. I have learned a lot. And have gained so much knowledge from her. I would definitely recommend FIT, to anyone who needs help getting back on their feet.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was referred to Foundation for an Independent tomorrow by a friend, as I has some issues in finding employment due to my past history. I attended their job readiness classes, put together a resume and met with a case manager. I was shown various training programs that met with my career goals of becoming a cook. Because of the organization, I was able to attend the culinary academy sharpen my cooking and prep skills, and today I hold the position of Chef working on the Las Vegas Strip (Beer Park). I am making a really good wage and because of this have been able to purchase a car, and rent a 1 bedroom place. Thanks to FIT for all they have done for me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They helped me with my resume & preparing for job interviews. They also payed for my FORKLIFT, OSHA & WAREHOUSE LOGISTICS CLASSES. This place has been a big help to me since i relocated from Seattle. Thank you fit foundation & my case manager Rita for continually checking on me

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have been a member of staff at FIT for several months now and I can see the strong dedication to helping the community in my colleagues every day. They truly care about their clients and seeing them succeed. It's an honor to work alongside them.

Client Served

Rating: 1

Difficult staff members who procrastinate and don't follow up with job placement opportunities.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

It would be nice if this place would actually have job listings posted on their website, they have outdated job fairs and basically nobody seems to care about how hard it is for a person with a criminal background to find work. I am disappointed to even say this is one of the only choices for people like myself to find something on the web to earn income. Regret wasting my time checking this so-called job placement team out!

Client Served

Rating: 1

The main female manager I was reporting to denied funding for school due to "marketable skills". She was very rude, not knowledgeable, and exposed my personal information via email with my ID and other information unsecurely emailed in plain text that would violate most non-profit policy. I have complained to their staff who refused to resolve the issue as well. They don't list their legal dept because they lack one.

I will never recommend this rancid group to anyone seeking full time employment.

Client Served

Rating: 1

These low class case managers cuss like sailors! I really expected professional but lost.