Our Approach

The scope of services provided to our participants will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Community citizenship
  • Mentoring for higher self-reliance
  • Mentoring for higher self-esteem
  • Mentoring for increased independence (personally and financially)
  • Training and resources to find and keep a family wage job

Specific Strategies

  • Use a strength based approach to mentoring low income individuals to find and keep a family wage job.
  • Establish a positive working relationship using the Strengthsfinder test and building confidence with our participants.
  • Incorporate an individual centered marketing strategy highlighting a person’s unique qualities and accomplishments.
  • Incorporate 21st century strategies for applying and interviewing for family wage jobs.
  • Implement a one on one training method that is designed for the specific needs of each participant.
  • Establish a mentoring relationship that will continue a minimum of six months from their date of hire.

Program Milestones

  • Strengthfinders test
  • Individual centered resume
  • College entrance
  • Interview skills
  • Professional development
    • Strength based management
    • Improved communication (building trust)
    • Generational strategies
  • Family wage job search and placement
  • Job mentoring
  • Giving back
  • Job mentoring to include conflict resolution and engagement

Process

  • One on one interview with participants
  • Assessment of experience, barriers, and desires for a full time family wage job
  • One on one mentoring through all program milestones using in-person meetings, online training, email, and telephone interactions
  • Monthly evaluations to monitor and improve performance (results) throughout the training process

Policies

  • Every participant has the right to privacy, confidentiality, equal opportunity, and freedom from harassment
  • Every participant will have easy access to program resources and training
  • Every participant will approve all strategies and modifications to our program to ensure all program outcomes

How can we make a difference? According to the World Health Organization; the determinants that make people healthy include:

  • Income and social status – higher income and social status are linked to better health. The greater the gap between the richest and poorest people, the greater the differences in health.
  • Education – low education levels are linked with poor health, more stress and lower self-confidence.
  • Social support networks – greater support from families, friends and communities is linked to better health.1

 

References

1 http://www.who.int/hia/evidence/doh/en/

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