The Bread for the City family would like to congratulate the 19 new graduates of our Pre-Employment Program!
PEP helps BFC clients develop the skills necessary to secure and retain employment. PEP accomplishes through a four-tiered approach: job readiness workshops, case management, life skills coaching, and job placement.
Once our PEP clients reach graduation, they enter our workforce development program to put their new skills into action. We help connect graduates with job opportunities, and we even offer paid internships for graduates right here at Bread for the City. Last year, 71% of PEP graduates found work, or entered an educational/job training program.
Six of our new grads have found employment with another headed to school to become an electrician.
The 2018 Holiday Helpings campaign may have concluded, but we are still blown away by our community’s incredible fundraising energy and generosity that made this year our most successful Holiday Helpings campaign yet!
As the government shutdown continues, we want furloughed workers and contractors to know Bread for the City is here for you, too.
Earlier this month, Bread for the City reached out to our supporters with an urgent problem: the Small Favors Fund, through which we can help clients with immediate emergency financial needs, was nearly depleted. With your help, we met our match!