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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

80 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!!!

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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"

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

These people came off as racist. I left here and tried hope 4 P. Much better program. Don't come here if you on Parole or Probation. They don't give you good time credit for this fraud scam of a non-profit

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Keith Young. I'm not much of a writer, but I wanted to take this opportunity
to tell of my experience with "FIT" and what they did for me.

First I want to start off by saying thanks to (Fit) Foundation For An Independent Tomorrow. And thank you to the staff that worked to help me to Gain my CDL License. the methods they used for getting Individuals ready for interveiws, and also to go out into the work place and be confident was very helpful. I believe the staff worked really hard, and had a real passion for helping others to get a second chance at success. They were also very incouraging, optimistic, and supportive . I would, and have already recommended Fit to a number of co-workers and colleague's who too were seeking to better themselves and become more successful. Thank You Fit!!!





RanDan

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was looking to obtain my Class A CDL when my school recruiter suggested I apply for a grant through the WIOA program. After being turned down by Nye County Community Coalition, someone suggested I try FIT and the rest is history. I have now graduated from a local Trucking School and I am ready to begin my new career. My heartfelt thanks to the entire staff, board and founder of Foundation For An Independent Tomorrow. Randy Pollack