A New Class Starting Fall 2017
PILOT CLASS: One class for 12 men and women starting on 10/16/2017 at the McShin Foundation.
Please pray for us as we enter into this new season. God is on the move as we enter into a new partnership with the McShin Foundation! Check them out here>> McShin Foundation
Do you want to learn how to not only obtain a job, but also maintain and THRIVE in a job? Perhaps you are unemployed or under-employed and want to take a step up in your employment. This class is for YOU!!!
Into The Neighborhood and the McShin Foundation are partnering together to host it’s first Jobs for Life (JfL) program. JfL classes help men and women develop character, become connected to a community of support, and obtain far more than just a job. It consists of 16 classes, meeting twice each week for 8 weeks.
The program teaches lessons learned from Joseph, David, and Ruth, the teachings of Jesus’ parables, and modern heroes. The class also provides students with work-readiness skills including resume writing, interviewing, and developing a vocational plan. Each student is guided by their own champion/mentor who offers support and friendship throughout the course and in employment.
Starting: Monday, October 16, 2017
Graduating: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Days: Mondays and Thursdays
Location: McShin Foundation at Hatcher Memorial Church
2300 Dumbarton Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
Student Contact: Alden Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ideal participants will agree to the following:
- Clean and sober for at least 120 days and working actively on your recovery
- Attend on time and miss no more than 2 sessions.
- Complete all homework assignments including working on your resume, vocational plan, etc.
- Active participation in the class and with your champion.
This will be a joint effort of countless people from many churches! All coming together to serve those who struggle with addictions.. We would love you and your church to be a part of it! Our original group of volunteers at the RCJC came from a long list of churches. And we look forward to adding more to the list! Someone once said “The best welfare person in a job.” Come help us provide dignity through work by joining us as a volunteer.
Here are a few details…VOLUNTEER NEEDS:
We are looking for male and female champions that would be willing to sacrifice some time to mentor 12 motivated men and women. We are meeting 2x a week – Monday and Thursday from approximately 5:30-7:30pm. We would love to have male and female champions who could be there for every session, but we realize that is asking a lot. So, we are asking for each champion to commit to at least 1 night a week (Monday or Thursday). We will need to have 12 champions to be sure we have 5-6 each night.
We are also looking for instructors. A facilitator’s guide is provided. It’s a mix of scripture/bible lesson and soft skills like the importance of character, community, body language, and some resume writing and interviewing skills. We have a few instructors, but would like to be sure we have a diverse population of instructors. We hope to pull from our current list of experienced instructors, but we will have room for new volunteers.
— ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE:
We could really use some assistance with administrative functions for both classes. Tracking student data online, prayer requests, etc. Marti is happy to help train this person. They can come into the jail, or not.
— PRAYER TEAM:
If you would like to join the prayer team, we would love to have you join us in praying the participant’s requests, the classes, and more! No need to come to the jail.
IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL VOLUNTEERS:
- Background checks will be required by EVERYONE who will work/volunteer in the jail. There are very few limitations that would prevent folks from being able to be a part of this program.
- Orientation is required for ALL who will volunteer through JfL.
- We welcome folks who are in recovery and have been restored and would be willing to share their own experiences and successes, providing hope and healing to the participants.
- Must be willing to be there by 5:15p, with a start time of 5:30p. Leaving early is possible, but not preferred.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us below.`
Class Schedule for McShin Foundation
|Date||Class 5:30-7:30pm||Class Topic||Primary Focus|
|Monday, October 16, 2017||Class 1||Welcome, Let’s Get Started||Orientation, Intro Activities, Values, Goals and Purpose, JfL Benefits and Expectations|
|Thursday, October 19, 2017||Class 2||Why Should I Take This Journey?||Our Value, God’s Design for Work, Roadblock Concepts, Positive Relationships|
|Monday, October 23, 2017||Class 3||What Do I Bring to The Table and What do I still need?||Supply and Demand, Marketability, Parable of 3 Servants, Employee Assessment, First Impressions|
|Thursday, October 26, 2017||Class 4||Who is Driving?||The Ideal Employee, Character, Joseph as an Ideal Employee, Practice First Impressions|
|Monday, October 30, 2017||Class 5||How do I plan my Journey?||Vocational Planning – Roadmap for Employment, God’s Plan in our Lives, More Roadblocks, Avoid Negative Body Signals|
|Thursday, November 2, 2017||Class 6||How do I find my destination?||Job Search Techniques,The Bible as a Resume, Effective Resumes, More Vocational Planning, Informational Interviewing, Job Applications|
|Monday, November 6, 2017||Class 7||What can I expect when I reach my destination?||Employer Expectations, Character in the Workplace, Informational Interview Practice, Parable of the Vineyard Workers|
|Thursday, November 9, 2017||Class 8||What are the physical roadblocks along the Journey?||Community Resource Panel Review Graduation Requirements. Midpoint celebration, Communication Skill building|
|Monday, November 13, 2017||Class 9||What are the Emotional Roadblocks Along the Journey?||Emotional Roadblocks, David’s Story – Man after God’s Own Heart, Forgiveness, Resume Writing|
|Thursday, November 16, 2017||Class 10||What Do I need on the Journey? Part 1||The Character of Ruth, Positive Role Modeling, Interview Strategies and Techniques, Public Speaking|
|Monday, November 20, 2017||Class 11||What Do I need on the Journey? Part 2||More on Character, Parable of the Lost Son, 60 sec commericals, Interviewing Strategies, Resume Practice|
|Monday, November 27, 2017||Class 12||How do I ask for directions?||Mock Interview Practice, Employer Expectations, Job Readiness, Answering Difficult Questions, Role Playing|
|Thursday, November 30, 2017||Class 13||How do I know if I’m going in the right direction?||Revisit Joseph’s Character, Concept of Faith, Strengthening Character Traits, Decision Making Skills|
|Monday, December 4, 2017||Class 14||What happens if I make a wrong turn?||Jonah’s Story: Disobeying, Dealing with Anger and Disobedience, Practice Communication Skills, Signs of being Lost, Forgiveness|
|Thursday, December 7, 2017||Class 15||How do I stay on the journey at Work?||Employee Evaluations, More about Joseph, Job Readiness and Mobility, Employer Satisfaction, Conflict Resolution, Win-Win Principle|
|Monday, December 11, 2017||Class 16||How do I stay on the Journey?||Review and Eval, Student Reflection, Character, Progress Reports|
|Thursday, December 14, 2017||Graduation|
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