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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

24 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: 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It would be nice if this place would actually have job listings posted on their website, they have outdated job fairs and basically nobody seems to care about how hard it is for a person with a criminal background to find work.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

1

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

They are doing good. Helping people get back to a normal fulfilling life

Client Served

Rating: 5

FIT IS A GOOD ORGANIZATION THAT HELPS PEOPLE JOB SEEKING AND TRAINING. THEY HELPED ME FIND WORK AND HELP ME GET MY OSHA 10 AND FORKLIFTING LICENSE.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to thank this place for helping me who don't know how to use a computer write a resume. I've been in a cave to the world and feel anxious looking for work. Its not easy when you're not prepared and nobody wants to help you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just started thank god they support felons

Client Served

Rating: 5

The non profit organization FIT has succeeded in helping me obtain multiple certifications to assist me in finding full time employment.

Client Served

Rating: 4

They have a pc lab which works but always havin issues when I'm there since it's Wifi. That's why I rated 4 star. It cuts off sometimes.

art8127

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been very impressed with what I have seen at FIT. They do all they can to help those in need find employment, and provide training and mentoring. The staff is professional, friendly, and genuinely seem to care about their clients. These are good people working for a good cause, and I have the utmost respect for what they do.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group helped me find work. Thanks for your work!

Client Served

Rating: 4

They helped me get a job when no one else would even bought me boots and tools for work

1 Writer

Board Member

Rating: 5

I first learned about FIT in 2013. I toured their facilities and met a few of the board members and was very impressed. The staff and the board members are 100% focused on the mission of helping unemployed, and under-employed Nevadan's get the training needed to get good paying jobs. I joined the board in 2015 and have seen numerous success stories where individuals were able to get jobs that allow them to support their families without public assistance. This is what a charity should do .... help people to help themselves. FIT is a tremendous asset to Southern Nevada.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Personalized case management and dealing with difficult ex-offenders far exceeds expectations

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The services FIT provides has helped to give people jobs who are facing barriers in employment. They have gifted people with the work tools to enhance their lives. I think they are outstanding since nobody else in the city provides these services directly.