Our July local charity spotlight is The Jobs Partnership of Florida. The Jobs Partnership was founded in 1999 and is a faith-based, non-profit 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Orlando, Florida, dedicated to building a healthy workforce through the transformation of the economically trapped, by empowering them with God’s truth, elevating their workplace abilities and attitudes, and enhancing their employability. The Jobs Partnership’s core values are based on the belief that all people were created and designed by God to not just work, but to live a fruitful life. The organization’s work has proven that a good job not only restores dignity and purpose to the person employed, but it benefits the community by diminishing poverty, crime and countless other eroding effects. The Jobs Partnership’s vision is to strengthen whole communities for generations.
The Jobs Partnership is offers LifeWorks Training, Career Pathways, Community Resource Fairs, Career Fairs, the Job Connection website, educational opportunities, mentorship and other programs and resources.
“To inspire and equip people for success at work and life”
Nearly half of all households in our community are struggling on a daily basis to provide food, rent, childcare and transportation for themselves and their families. About two-thirds are economically trapped, and may be working at one or more low-paying jobs that don’t pay nearly enough to cover the basics. Many of these men and women qualify for public assistance, but even this isn’t enough to close the gap between their income and their bills. A lack in communication and interpersonal skills, secondary education or vocational training and a very limited social network leaves many with an outlook of hopelessness. The effects of unemployment and underemployment hinders progress, erodes families, and imperils future generations. It affects our entire community, now and in the future. For more information please refer to the 2018 ALICE Report.
THE JOB PARTNERSHIP’S SOLUTION
The Jobs Partnership provides a proven solution built on the Biblical truth that all people are created and designed by God to work, to be fruitful and to have purpose in their lives. Together with our Church Partners and Volunteers, they provide an innovative, no-cost 12-week training course called LifeWorks for men and women who are stalled in their lives, their jobs, or both. This course isn’t a job skills class or government program– it’s a bootcamp for life and work, with trained volunteer Coaches and relevant, practical teaching that transforms the head and heart. During the course, Participants are paired with a Coach who becomes their mentor and advocate, invited to attend exclusive Employer Partner Career Fairs and Community Resource Fairs, and are able to use their own online job portal, Orlando Job Connection. Upon graduation, qualified Students are guided in choosing the right next step, whether it’s new career opportunities, specialized vocational training through Career Pathways with their extensive network of Community and Employer Partners or higher education. Our Coaches form meaningful relationships with Participants through the entire process, connecting them to the right people, resources and employers, with the goal of a full-time, family-sustaining career with more opportunities to continue The Way Up. (you can learn more about “The Way Up” on their website.”
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Volunteers work together as a team to support the LifeWorks clases, provide mentorship to students, serve as instructors and even work on signature events and one-time projects.
Their diverse and extensive network of Church, employer, educational, and community resource partners are the reason why the are making an impact not only around the working poor whom they serve, but among the very people and organizations that are co-laboring with them.
Monetary donations of any kind are greatly appreciated. You can learn more on how to donate here.
You can learn more about The Jobs Partnership of Florida at our July 22nd GNO at Wahlburgers in Waterford Lakes as a representative from the organization will be there to answer any questions that you might have. You can also visit their website: www.jobspartnership.org and Facebook page: www.facebook.com/jobspartnershipfl
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