Urban Mission Works
Urban Mission Works is an employment readiness and mentoring program for members of the community who experience barriers to employment and looking for a fresh start.
Urban Mission Works has a three-tiered approach to providing opportunities for participants:
This tier offers life skills courses, self-empowerment courses, and financial foundations courses – all taught by local community members. The Urban Mission partners with local organizations, such as the CAC, and local community colleges, such as EGCC and WVNCC to provide GED classes. Included in the education tier of Urban Mission Works is the Jobs for Life training program. The Education Tier of Urban Mission Works is staffed by an Education Coordinator who is responsible to plan the “education program” schedule and recruit teachers and speakers to participate. In this tier, supportive services include emergency services such as food and shelter, assistance with benefits, connections to health care resources, clothing, furniture, transportation and recovery programming.
Interested in our educational courses or would like to help lead a class? We invite you to send us a message at: [email protected].
Hands on Training
This tier provides hands on training for participants to develop skills and confidence in a supportive work environment. Hands on training takes place on site at the Urban Mission, community colleges such as EGCC and WVNCC, or through paid internships with our local business partners. Certifications and credentialing are also available. The Training Tier of Urban Mission Works is staffed by a Works Coordinator who is responsible to ensure each program area is providing meaningful training experiences and trainees are advancing in their vocational goals. In this “tier,” supportive services include assistance finding affordable housing, transportation, and childcare, in addition to the supportive services from Tier One.
Interested in free, hands-on training or want to help us train other? We invite you to send us a message at: [email protected].
Employment & Services
This tier launches participants into the “real world” of employment by offering employment opportunities through an Urban Mission social enterprise such as the Urban Thrift & Opportunity Center, our business partners, or employment sought by the individual. The Employment Tier of Urban Mission Works is staffed by an Employment Coordinator who works closely with each individual to ensure their short term and long-term success in finding permanent and meaningful employment. In this tier, supportive services may include banking & financial planning support, work clothing, equipment & supplies, in addition to the supportive services from Tier One and Tier Two.
Interested in employment or want to help others find meaningful work? We invite you to send us a message at [email protected].