1. RECRUIT
The Jobs Partnership, Community Resources and Churches recruit Students using our marketing materials.

RECRUIT

2. APPLY
Students can apply year-round via our online application at JobsPartnership.org.

APPLY

3. LIFEWORKS CLASSES
Students attend our training course provided by The Jobs Partnership in collaboration with Churches and Volunteer Teams.

LIFEWORKS CLASSES

4. RESOURCE FAIR
Students attend a Resource Fair provided by The Jobs Partnership in collaboration with Community Resources and Volunteer Teams.

RESOURCE FAIR

5. CAREER FAIR
Students attend an exclusive Career Fair provided by The Jobs Partnership in collaboration with Employer Partners, Educational Resources and Volunteer Teams.

CAREER FAIR

6. CAREER PATHWAYS
The Jobs Partnership team, Churches and Volunteers assist Graduates in determining their next steps through our Career Pathways process.

CAREER PATHWAYS

7. LIFEWORKS GRADUATION
Students graduate the course and attend Graduation with their families and all of our Partners and Volunteers.

LIFEWORKS GRADUATION

8. A BETTER LIFE
“My life works.” Graduates become unstoppable on a new path to career and life success, with more opportunities than ever on The Way Up.

C=Churches V=Volunteers S=Students E=Employers CR=Community Resources

We believe that all people were created and designed by God to work. A good job restores dignity and purpose. It diminishes poverty, crime and the countless other eroding effects of unemployment that hinder progress and jeopardize our families. It strengthens whole communities.

Our goal is to transform the lives of people who are chronically underemployed by meeting their needs head on--empowering them with God’s truth, encouraging them through mentorship and elevating their workplace abilities and attitudes, and expanding their network of relationships. Through this process, they become more than employable--they become unstoppable.

1. WORK AS A VOCATION

We believe that all people were made to work.
The command to subdue the earth and to work in the Garden of Eden ordained human labor. Thus, human work is an imitation of God’s work; a participation in God’s creation and His creativity. Work is worship. (Genesis 1:27-28 and Ephesians 4:1)

2. HOPE IN COMMUNITY

We believe that healthy relationships and role models help people grow.
Healthy relationships give us the strength to encourage each other to pursue God’s perfect plan for our lives. Doing life together goes beyond the superficial and meets people where they are, at a point in time where they need someone to trust, to have faith in and to be encouraged by. Transformation happens in the context of community. (Ephesians 4:16)

3. SCRIPTURE AS SOLUTION

We believe that the Bible contains the solution to all of life’s challenges.
People coming from a background of poverty have attitudes and beliefs about themselves and others that are in conflict with the structure and culture of the workplace. Scripture changes peoples’ hearts and minds, equipping them to engage in fruitful relationships at home and at work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

4. CHURCH AS CATALYST

We believe that the Church is essential in making our community better.
The Church was instituted by God to provide relationships and resources to restore hope to the broken-hearted. We provide a framework for churches to mobilize their congregations for relevant ministry in the community. (Ephesians 4:12; Isaiah 58:12)

5. CONNECTING THROUGH PARTNERSHIP

We believe that who you know is a major factor in getting ahead in life.
People coming from a background of poverty have limited networks of relationships. Through a growing network of church, business and community partners, we connect those with much to give to those who have much to gain. Recognizing that God has gifted everyone uniquely, we leverage the individual talents of our partners, volunteers and students as part of the process.
(Luke 5:5-7)

6. FAITH THAT SERVES

We believe that followers of Jesus have unique gifts and talents to serve other people.
Many Christians go to work every day searching for meaning beyond their paycheck. They long to integrate their faith with their work and use their experience in the marketplace to make a difference in their community. We provide a climate that allows both Students, Volunteers, and Employers to engage together in relevant, transformational ministry. (Ephesians 2:10)