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.
We’re closing out Social Work Month with some exciting news about our Pre-Employment Program. Read on to find out about the new changes we’ve implemented to better serve our clients.
It’s Social Work Month! All March long, we’ll be highlighting and elevating the amazing work our social workers and staff do. Today, take a a quick glance at our services and stay tuned to the blog for more.
Introducing Shanta Hendry, Bread for the City’s Pre-Employment Program (PEP) Manager, who will shepherd this program and our clients through the transition to our new Southeast Center and a successful future.
It’s that time of year again: Social Work Month! Each March, we pause to thank our social workers, social work students, and all social services staff. The theme this year, per the National Association of Social Workers, is “Leaders, Advocates, Champions” – and at Bread for the City, our Social Services Department is all that and more.
The Diaper Room is open two days a week. Our clients receive a total of 50 diapers per household each month. We also offer our clients other baby needs, including milk, formula, nipples, pacifiers, bottles, baby shampoo, baby wash, baby lotion, baby clothes, cribs, walkers, strollers, even car seats, and so much more. Everything is upon availability, but it’s a great feeling to be able to offer that parent or guardian what they need to take care of a child.
BIG NEWS: We’re launching a newsletter in early 2020!
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