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Congratulations to Our 2019 Cycle 1 PEP Graduates!

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.

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Social Worker Stories: Putting More PEP in Our Step

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.

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Social Worker Stories: A Day in the Life of a Rep Payee

Social Work Month continues as Jade Graver and Sofia Heffernan work as coordinators in BFC’s Representative Payee Program, read on to see what a day in Rep Payee really looks like!

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Social Worker Stories: Women’s Wellness Day Recap

Who says social workers can’t have fun? On March 15, our amazing Women Empowered program sponsored Women’s Wellness Day. UDC Social Work intern Canise Richardson has the recap on a day filled with good food, great people and an even greater experience.

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Social Worker Stories: From Attorney and Activist to Social Work Intern

We’re going back to back for Social Work Month with our second post for the week! Today, our newest social work intern, Mindy Brodsky, Esq., takes us on her journey from attorney and activist to the world of social work. She also gives us an inside look on a first interaction with a client.

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Social Worker Stories: How The Great Recession Led Me to Bread for the City

As we can continue to elevate the voices of our social workers during Social Work Month, Thea Bryan shares her story of how The Great Recession impacted her career path and what working at Bread for the City is like.

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Bread for the City Social Worker Shows Clients How to Make “Money Moves”

“Money Moves” is more than just a line from a Cardi B song. As Social Work Month continues,  Melissa Palms shares her journey to financial social work and how it helps clients improve financial literacy.

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It’s That Time Again… Social Work Month 2019!!

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.

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