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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

104 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 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

I'm blessed to be part of this program, the staff has been so helpful. I have the best case manager. I'm so thankful for all of the help they have given me. Without FIT I wouldn't have been able to go back to work. I would recommend this program to anyone.

Client Served

Rating: 5

McKayla and Ashley were very helpful in getting me enrolled in classes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Such a great organization! One of the best nonprofits I've dealt with.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

FIT is an incredible resource to so many people in this community! They are unlike any other service here and truly help people get back on their feet. Thank you for everything!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

FIT is such an amazing nonprofit that is truly changing the lives of people in Las Vegas. Being unemployed is so taxing on an individual not only due to having a lack of funds and resources to sustain themselves and their families. But it is also psychologically taxing by having to go through the application process over and over with no end in sight. Our community is grateful for FIT to help out those who are struggling during these times.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

FIT is an amazing organization that helps serve the community. The work they do to help individuals receive the skills the need to succeed is unmatched.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello my name is Jay Norgart My caseworker Makayla help me out in so many ways job training résumé she is the most awesome person I have ever met at the Fit Program Thank you very much love you all

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello to Everyone that will come across to this grateful message , my name is Luis ponce. i was recently attending the foundation for an independent tomorrow or as I know it by the (F.I.T) Program , it is an amazing Foundation to began a new start at a Career hunt to better your future I was Fortunate enough to land a awesome Case Worker Like KARLA RUIZ MIRANDA she is the most helping and polite person I’ve met there apart from ROSHIAN ALSO but in all they are hard working women that will answer any question or concern I had I was just an email away from all my answers , they made this whole QUEST easier than what is seemed at first They Helped me get started at the Las Vegas Institute If welding which has been an amazing choice I’ve made that’s another well managed foundation that help go a long way. the (F.I.T) Program and Karla have help get me and my family off my feet with everything that has happened in this 2020-21 Pandemic year that has been A tragedy to everyone I can not be more grateful for coming across these amazing individuals that helped turn my luck around and guiding me to a better future I can’t thank Karla enough for everything she and the program has done for me and my family.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

they are doing amazing work in our community! truly an amazing group of folks, and much needed especially during this time. they have helped so many people turnt heir lives around.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Absolutely love everything this foundation stands for and executes!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hello, my name is Lannie B. I was recently a participant in the services of F.I.T.
Due to the pandemic my employment was ended and I had been out of work for 5 months . I needed a different industry to find employment since my previous industry had been severely impacted by COVID-19. I heard of Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow and paid them a visit. I was warmly greeted by staff and given an informative orientation about their services for people in need of employment. I was introduced to Rita Spearman who would become my lead case manager. Rita’s compassion was palpable and her professionalism about me needing help was appreciated. Rita quickly went through my employment history and we discussed plausible transitions into new industries or perhaps an industry I had been apart of in the past. Professional Driving was an occupation that I had experience in but I had currently lacked the necessary license to re-enter the trucking world . Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow helped me get retrained and relicensed. Thanks to them I was able to transition through the lost of employment from the pandemic.
Thank you for being there for me when I need a little hope and help.

L. (2020)

Client Served

Rating: 5

F.I.T program was reliable & very adamant about helping me find work. Not only that but they payed for all of my tools that I needed to get back into my trade. My case worker Karla was very thorough, detail oriented & compassionate towards my situation. If your looking for a hand up F.I.T program goes above & beyond to help people.

Client Served

Rating: 4

Caseworkers helped get me on track on my journey to becoming a successful member of society . My case manager Tameya Duckswoth displayed compassion and a heart to help others. They give hope to us coming out of prison, offering us a second chance in life. A positive place giving a positive outlook on life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great program they help with finding work in these hard times of a pandemic. They help you with training or certain certifications for you to have a career. The social workers are also great very patient and understanding. 5 start program!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Look they Help, fit Las Vegas ms. Rita Spearman dont play will have you educated and employed in a matter of months. You cant lose...facts

Client Served

Rating: 5

FIT has given me hope for my future. They have helped me get the right tools to have confidence in my further job search. FIT gives the opportunity to help anyone seeking job employment.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this organization! They have truly helped so much. I highly recommend them!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It's heartwarming to see a staff that truly believes and operates in the purpose if the organization. What an amazing organization!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful staff members who go above and beyond for their clients! Truly an asset to our community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recommend anyone who really wants to rebuild themselves or is looking for a opportunity to level up in life to go to the fit program the staff there are really hands on on very helpful and provides amazing resources to help people like myself getting out of prison gain stability and continue in a Righteous direction if anyone want a better opportunity to do better I recommend that you visit the fit program

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to share a few of my experiences with FIT. My name is Mark and I have lived in Las Vegas for four years now. I was introduced to FIT through a previous Case Manager upon my release from Prison back in 2017. He informed me they could help me find employment or even help pay for a Trade. I enrolled and completed the orientation process. They helped me create a resume and fill out applications for employment. I was hired soon after and am working full time as a chef. Fast forward to now I am still currently employed with the same employer, but was interested in picking up a trade. So I reached back out to fit and explained to them I was interested in pursuing a career in trucking. I was accepted back and was introduced to Tameya my new case manger. She informed me that I would need a CDL license which they could fund and even place me in the next available class. Tameya helped me tremendously! From helping me update my resume, giving me study guides to help me with the tests, and the whole overall process of what its going to take to obtain the CDL. I am so grateful for the help that FIT has provided me with, and for helping me establish a career that is going to be life changing. Thanks to Tameya and the whole staff for all you have done.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to recommend F.I.T to the fullest. They helped me get into a trade school. And fully funded it. Not only that,they also supplied me with gas gift cards to make sure I could get to class daily.. On Christmas they gave my family and I gift cards and alot of toys for my kids. Very thankful for this place.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Shane Hansen , and fit was amazing in not only directing me into a new career path , but also taking the steps to get me approved for a federal grant to go to vocational training to be a welder. I will graduate top of my class on Friday.
I can not tell you the inner pride I now have being able to complete this program with thier assistance .
Thank you FIT ..

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

FIT is an amazing agency in Las Vegas that very few people know about. All of the staff are so kind and the services they offer allow so many people to get a fresh start in life. If you need any employment or vocational training assistance, go and see FIT!

Client Served

Rating: 5

FIT has help me a lot ,and now I’m looking forward to my future and I no with FIT help I’ll be successful and professional.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very thankful for the professionalism and dedicated support and resources that were available to me. FIt really prepares the individual for workforce and professional training for the workforce. All donations are invested to help individuals interested in success. Thank you for being a blessing. Jason L. Coleman Sr.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

Really good program. FIT has helped me to go farther in life as far as job searching and computer literacy. The staff at FIT is so amazing. I would definitely recommend this program to everyone

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

This program has given me a completely new outlook on life. I now have been given the tools to get a job just like anyone else. I was taught here that my past doesn’t define who I am and shouldn’t prevent me from getting what I want most out of life. That staff is amazing! I felt like they personally all cared for me and was willing to help me without any judgment or anything.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

Everyone from the front desk to my case manager make me feel very comfortable and they treat me like I’m not a bother even when I show up without an appointment.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fits great has helped me so much, couldn’t ask for a better program

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What I love about fit is the fact that everyone who works for fit is willing to help you with anything in regards to bettering yourself or just asking a question…Fit is where you want to be if your looking for away to succeed

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 4

Going through this program has helped me with confidence in myself as well as the confidence in getting a job. The staff at this program are welcoming and make you feel as if you can accomplish your goals.
Great program for boosting your people skills/verbal skills.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very happy with help my children and I have received from FIT.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the program y’all have here . It’s very helpful and very convenient. All the staff is very friendly and super nice.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent customer service provides all the work skills and techniques required for any job they also have a perfect resume builder class as well as job seeking and training programs to help anyone and everyone easily professionally get the skills required for any job best professional job service program I’ve ever enrolled in five stars!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Good program provided service needed to obtain employment.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I find the professional and expertise friendly of staff far exceeded my expectations. Mr Johnson’s introduction was executive level. Ashley drircted the interview prep with expertise and precision she also answered all questions in a lucid and direct method. My expectations were far exceeded

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have a great experience at FIT. The case workers were very helpful and responded to my needs immediately. The CNA class gives you the knowledge you need to pass the exam. Great program

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have a great experience on this program,and they always make sure everything is Ready and they helping you for everything you don’t understand..

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great experience so far. They definitely help you with anything you need. The only things is communication. If you are not on top of your case manger and contacting them your opportunities will be lower. Multiple opportunities are based on deadlines so just stay on top.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fit is awesome they have helped me so much in my journey from homelessness

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was an awesome event. What this organization does with in the community is amazing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a great opportunity volunteering at FIT. I am glad that there is an organization that is helping so many people!

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization! I had the pleasure of volunteering for our United Way Day of Caring and it was amazing to see and hear about all the programs FIT offers! The facility is beautiful and everyone seems so passionate about what they are doing to make a difference!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing place where they can help you improve yourself

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

FIT is a fantastic organization and very much needed! Looking forward to helping again.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a very good experience at fit, my case worker Karina helped me out and was very nice.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a phenomenal program for anybody looking to get back on their feet and re-enter as a productive member of society! Thank you FiT!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Ashley is fantastic, patient and super helpful. I really enjoy learning with her help.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

F.I.T is a great program and I encourage any and everyone to come check it out. They’ve helped me further myself in many way’s that I never knew was possible. Trust and believe me when I tell you; F.I.T is where you want to be!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

F.i.t has helped me acquire all the tools I needed to be successful in finding and maintaining gainful employment. With nonprofits like F.I.T everyone has a chance to be a success. Thank you .

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fit has helped me in so many ways, most of all in believing in me and helping me to believe in my self

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

The job readiness class with CJ was amazing and helped so much. Would do the class all over again. And my visit today with Karla was very nice to meet her,she made me feel very comfortable and I’m excited to move forward..

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been here over 3moths now and this program is the best the staff are helpful and my case manager is the best.this program out there.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

So the people at fit are very inspirational they have your back from the beginning and like my case worker said “We will make the food, but you gotta make your plate.” Which in simple words we will help you get what you need but it’s up to you to make it happen. Im very thankful for the staff and support here at fit.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Came to FIT without any idea of a job or money to get there. They gave me everything I needed from job training they paid for to how to where to find jobs. They have been extremely helpful and friendly the entire way. Very grateful I came to FIT and got another chance at life.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Iban Martinez
This program is a total blessing... I'm so thankful for this program.. It's given me a platform to build myself up.. I wanna give my case manager Raquel a shout out .. She believed in me and had the patience to help me achieve my goals... She's become my hero...

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you for everything your company has provided me. The staff has been extremely friendly and helpful. I feel confident that I will be prepared for an independent future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thanks so much to this program they got my life back for me the best program in Las Vegas I

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Client Served

Rating: 5

FIT is a wonderful place to really turn yourself around and bring your love together and really make it what you want it to be.....FIT helped me to get my CDL and take care of my family......I love the fact that the organization was there for me.....I really don't know what I would have done if it weren't for FIT......they saved my life.....literally.......I'm grateful and thankful....my name is Jason Cunningham and I endorse everything that FIT stands for.....they mean everything to me and my family

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very helpful, Karla Ruiz, my caseworker is amazing. Carl Johnson was my teacher and is also amazing. Thankful to Foundation for An Independent Tomorrow. I am working and getting certified for a well paying job.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The fit program helped me get everything I needed to become a productive member of society, a father , a provider for my family. I cannot express my grattitude enough. Thank you Jennifer C. and Rita S. , CJ and everyone there who truly care and love to help another human being in thier careers. Im speechless as nobody has ever helped me or cared to help me such as you guys have in my entire life. From the deepest part of my heart and soul I thank you all. My family does too!!!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

initially I was required to participate in the FIT program as a condition of my parole and as I continued the program I've learned job readiness skills that I did not possess prior to FIT. I have obtained 4 certifications that I never would've possessed without this program. I love that there's so many caring people here that want to see and help you succeed. I recommend this program to any individual looking for a fresh start after incarceration.
I love this place.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i needed help with my work attire and was help with it i love what they repersent. thanks for the help "FIT"