From Jail to Jobs!

Yesterday we entered into the City of Richmond Jail (RCJC) to provide a biblically based, Christ-centered job skills training program called Jobs for Life. We could NOT be MORE THRILLED!!!!!! God is on the move!!!! (Could I use any more capital letters or exclamation points???? or question marks???)  There’s room for LOTS of help from LOTS of people! Keep reading for how YOU can help!!!  The participants are Leaders in the  REAL (Realizing Everyday Addictions in our Lives) Program.

Why are jobs important? Because it gives a person DIGNITY!

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The church does a lot to help alleviate poverty…

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But little do anything to focus on work. Imagine if…

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We would giving people their dignity back, and they could buy their own food, clothing, and more! Imagine that. Communities, families, schools, and loves would be transformed! Yes. and Amen.

So, are you ready to be a part of this? It’s going to take time…and sacrifice. Obedience is the best sacrifice. So, pray about it. If you hear a yes and amen… Contact us below!

The Jobs for Life RCJC Team will include the following key support functions in its leadership team working in partnership with RCJC staff and residents/peer leaders.  We are in need of Champions and Instructors!  Classes are held every Monday 4:30-6:30 (4:15 arrival) and Thursday 5-6:45- (4:45 arrival).

  • Co-Site/Champion Leader:  Marti Williams
    • Recruits, trains, directs and encourages a team of Champions (mentors); reviews student progress reports and coordinates post graduation Champion/Graduate support.
      • WE WILL NEED 5-10 more Male Champions (Mentors) for our first class of 9 men.  Champions help support and encourage the participants and help lead small group discussions.
  • Co-Site/Instructor Leader:  John Kirwan
    • Teach and facilitate the Jobs for Life Curriculum in a caring, creative approach to set the stage for learning and to create an atmosphere for student interaction and participation; consistently role models what is expected of students; works with small Group Discussion Lead­ers and Champions to ensure that students are learning and applyingJfL principles; helps every student move closer toJfL Graduation.
      • WE WILL NEED Male and Female Instructors and guest speakers.  Instructors can commit to facilitating to 1-4 (or more!) classes. Faciliator’s guide is provided.
  • Another way to help…Snacks
    • If you ever have known someone in jail, you will know that food is very sparse and commissary is VERY expensive.  One way we can help encourage the guys is to provide yummy snacks and drinks!  Last night, they had soda for the first time in a very long time!  And you can assist us in providing them!  Snacks need to be finger foods (no utensils required); and Drinks need to be in 2 liter bottles – NO Cans!) Favorite snacks include: Pepsi, Baby Ruth (or any candy, for that matter!), Cheese Popcorn, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Nacho Cheese Doritos, Tortilla Chips and Queso, BBQ Chips, and all kinds of fruit!

Are you game to help someone go from Jail to a Job? If so, ask God about it. Then, contact us, if, and only if, you hear a Yes from Father God. Complete form below and submit it. We will be in touch soon!

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Side note:  

One of our JfL participants, Terrence, will be seen on This Life With Lisa Ling on Wednesday, 10/21 at 9pm. And Aziz, who was recently released will be on Steve Harvey Show Tuesday, 10/20 at 4pm. Watch them both!

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