Job Training

Group training classes and specialized one-on-one training programs to help you launch a career you can be proud of

Free Program

No loans, no fees. Our program is free of charge, and we actually pay you a cash stipend to cover education and training costs

Career Coach

Receieve industry-specific training and professional one-on-one career coaching support in the career track of your choice

higher wages

Neighborhood program graduates can make an average of $15/hour ($2,700/month) in their new careers

Community

No significant change happens without a significant relationship. Receive support from staff and community volunteers


Learn more at our Weekly INfo Session

Every Thursday at 3pm


 

1. Personal Development

A Successful Career Starts with You

 

The first phase of the Neighborhood program is focused on empowering you to know yourself and become the best version of yourself through personal and professional development classes.

Details:

Group Classes 4 days/week from 8:30am – 3:00pm
Up to $350 Monthly Stipend

Interactive Classes:

Customer Service, Conflict Resolution, Resume Writing, Interview Skills, and other 21st Century Job Skills

 

2. Skills Development

Choose Your Career and Develop Your Skills

 

Choose from 10 Career Tracks and receive a full scholarship to a certification, apprenticeship, or internship in the industry you choose!

Skill Training:

Develop your skills with industry-specific job training and individual career coaching from our highly-skilled staff

Multiple Career Tracks

Find a career in a growing industry with a quality employer that fits your skill-set

 

3. Career Launch

Kickstart Your New Future

 

Your career support team will support you every step along the way from application to hire, until you find yourself in the stable, fulfilling career you’ve always dreamt of.

$15/hour

That’s the average salary of Neighborhood graduates

Career Support Team

You’ll be matched with a trained Career team that collaborates with community partners and local businesses to connect you with career opportunities in your field

 

 

No Loans. No Fees. No Kidding.

We believe in YOU so much we are willing to pay you as you go through our program.

Ready to launch your career?

 

We provide a full scholarship and access to quality education, apprenticeships, and training for careers in growing industries

Accounting

Construction

Electrician

HVAC

Insurance

IT Specialist

Medical Billing & Coding

Medical Admin

Medical Assistant

Welding

Can I work during the program?

Yes, many people work part-time, or even full time while in our program. You just need to be at all classes during weekdays.

Do I have to pay back anything?

No! Our scholarships and monthly stipends to you are our gift to you and you don't need to pay it back. We do this so you can win.

Drug Policy?

We are a drug free program. You will be disqualified if you test positive for any hard drugs. If you test positive for THC (weed) that will NOT disqualify you, but to become employable you will need to agree to stop using marijuana and submit to testing while in the program.

What if I have a felony?

We are a felon friendly program. Your background will not disqualify you from this program with the exception of a sexual offense.

Childcare?

We offer childcare on Wednesday nights during Family Gatherings, but you'll need childcare during weekdays.

What's the schedule?

Monday to Wednesday 8:30am to 3:00pm

Wednesday night 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Thursday 8:30am to 1:30pm

Friday OFF for 1st 6 weeks, 8:30am to 1:30pm for remainder

Total of 22 to 26 hours per week of classes/programming

 

 THE IMPORTANCE OF RELATIONSHIPS

We believe that no significant change happens without significant relationships. That’s why you’ll receive support from staff, professional mentors, and community volunteers throughout your career launch journey. 

Change is hard, and you don’t need to do it alone. See below for the people that will walk alongside you during your program.

 

Coaches

Full-time Staff Members

…dedicated to your success and walking with you every day on this journey. They know the industries, the resources, and they get to know you. Our Coaches help you bust down barriers and get to celebrate with you in your successes, and support you when the road gets tough.

Allies

Members of the South Norfolk Community

…and beyond, who volunteer their time to be an added support system and network for you. These are people who want to see you win, will walk with you during your journey, and are excited to build friendships with you throughout your program.

Family Gatherings

Wednesday nights from 6 to 8pm

…where you get to share a great meal with all the other people in the class, the Allies, and the Neighborhood Team. This is where relationships are deepened and community happens.