JOBS FOR LIFE

Restoring lives and communities through the dignity of work 

Nothing attacks one’s dignity like a lack of work.

The suffering and consequences of unemployment and underemployment are pervasive and heart-wrenching. Joblessness contributes to poverty, crime, homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse, unwanted pregnancies, depression, divorce, and suicide – it is self-perpetuating and tears at the fabric of society.

Source: www.jobsforlife.org

"Giving food, donating clothing and assisting with housing are all important ministries--but what if WE could help people break out of the cycle of poverty?" 

 

Ajai Blue-Saunders, Network Development City Catalyst,

JobsRVA/Jobs for Life

"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up."

John Holmes

Help us to empower people to help themselves and others to be well and prosper.  

What is Jobs for Life?

Jobs for Life is a 16-session discipleship program that provides job readiness training as well as a support strategy to help people be successful at work and at LIFE.

Interested in Volunteering?

Please complete and submit the form below if you're interested in volunteering with our Jobs for Life program to help restore dignity to those who are under- or unemployed.

What is Jobs for Life?

Jobs for Life is a 16-session discipleship program that provides job readiness training as well as a support strategy to help people be successful at work and at LIFE.

Where Will the Classes be Held?

Our long-term goal is to offer classes throughout the Greater Richmond region. Our immediate goal is to offer classes at the Saint Paul's Baptist Church on Creighton Road.

When Does the First Session Begin?

We are planning for a SPRING LAUNCH, but first we must continue to recruit and train a volunteer team. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Site Leader: Develops, encourages, and motivates a leadership team and a Jobs for Life training culture that promotes and builds relationships and a community among course participants that inspires, guides and equips the unemployed and underemployed to find and keep meaningful jobs.

Champion Team Leader: Recruits, trains, directs and encourages a team of Champions (mentors); reviews student progress reports and coordinates post graduation Champion/Graduate support.

Business Relations Leader: Recruits local business partners who agree to communicate job openings with Jobs for Life site and who are willing to interview and hire qualified Jobs for Life graduates; assists with inviting local business and community representatives to participate in job related class presentations (i.e. Employer Roundtables, mock interviews, community resources, etc.).

 

Student Relations Leader: Recruits and screens the unemployed and underemployed who desire to improve their work situation. Reviews student progress; leads class orientation, organizes class graduation and post-graduation follow-up activities.

Course Instructor(s): Teach and facilitate the Jobs for Life Curriculum in a caring, creative approach to set the stage for learning and to create an atmosphere for student interaction and participation; consistently role models what is expected of students; works with small Group Discussion Lead­ers and Champions to ensure that students are learning and applying JfL principles; helps every student move closer to JfL Graduation.

Prayer Team Leader: Coordinates a prayer team committed to pray generally and specifically for all components and people involved with JfL training. Collects and distributes all specific prayer requests and needs from course members on a timely bases.

Interested in Volunteering?

Please complete and submit the form below if you're interested in volunteering with our Jobs for Life program to help restore dignity to those who are under- or unemployed.

ABOUT US

Nia Community Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with a mission to empower people to help themselves and others achieve wellness through awareness, education, support and advocacy.

CONTACT INFO

700 E. Belt Blvd

Richmond, VA 23234

4247 Creighton Rd
Henrico, VA 23223

(804) 643-6172

info@niainc.org

SUBSCRIBE FOR EMAILS
  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon

© 2017 by Nia Inc. of Greater Richmond. All rights reserved.