Melissa Stewart, WFB Junior Board
March 26, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WORKFAITH BIRMINGHAM CELEBRATES 500 GRADUATES
WorkFaith Birmingham is excited to see partnerships grow in Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—WorkFaith Birmingham started workshops in 2014 to help break a cycle of hopelessness by empowering adults with employment barriers to obtain and keep a job. Over the last year, WorkFaith Birmingham has been thrilled to create new partnerships that allow the organization to serve more individuals with their two-week workshop and follow-up job coaching.
Program participants learn how to correctly fill out an application, create a resume to highlight their skills, tell their story in 30 seconds, speak honestly and ethically about their past, identify potential employers, apply online, network and more. In order to graduate, participants also participate in mock interviews. As a Christian ministry, WorkFaith Birmingham teaches a Biblical worldview about life, work, ethics, values, and how work fits into God’s overall good design and purpose for life.
“We are amazed at how God is using WorkFaith Birmingham to create a new trajectory for our graduates,” said Keith Stanley, WorkFaith Birmingham founder. “During recent mock interviews, one interviewer was very impressed with two of our participants. He offered them job interviews with his company and both received a job.”
On March 23, WorkFaith Birmingham was overjoyed to reach a new milestone, over 500 graduates. The most recent class took place in partnership with Salvation Army.
According to Stanley, “we are excited to see WorkFaith Birmingham’s outreach continue to grow. In less than six months, we have had over one hundred program participants, and we continue to see 80 percent of our clients find employment after the workshop. We are thankful for the way that God has blessed this ministry and its graduates.”
WorkFaith Birmingham is currently undergoing an Executive Director search. The organization is also continuing to grow its volunteer team.
Those interested can learn more and donate at: www.workfaithbhm.org.
About WorkFaith Birmingham
WorkFaith Birmingham is a Christ-centered initiative designed to help churches join together to address chronic unemployment in the urban areas of Birmingham. The mission of the organization is to give adults in transition an opportunity to develop the confidence and life skills needed to become employable. Since 2014, more than 500 people have graduated from WorkFaith Birmingham’s program. WorkFaith is a 501(c)(3).