Group training classes and specialized one-on-one training programs to help you launch a career you can be proud of
No loans, no fees. Our program is free of charge, and we actually pay you a cash stipend to cover education and training costs
Receieve industry-specific training and professional one-on-one career coaching support in the career track of your choice
Neighborhood program graduates can make an average of $15/hour ($2,700/month) in their new careers
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.
Group Classes 4 days/week from 8:30am – 3:00pm
Up to $350 Monthly Stipend
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!
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.
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
Medical Billing & Coding
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.