October 10, 2019
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Neighborhood House launched their employment initiative in late 2018 funded by the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester. So far, in 2019, this program has been able to help 17 participants find jobs. The Employment Initiative assists participants in varying stages of their employment search by providing financial classes, resume building, and job search strategies. The Financial assistance provided by the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester allows Neighborhood House to provide grants aimed at removing barriers to gainful employment like lack of transportation, childcare or appropriate education.
Neighborhood House has already seen much success from this program. While in the Employment Initiative, a young woman pursuing a Real Estate career passed the 40-hour Real Estate class and secured the sponsorship with a local real estate company. Using the Employment Initiative grant from the Women's Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, Neighborhood House was able to pay her fee to take the Real Estate exam and cover the cost of her real estate license. Through the Employment Initiative, she was provided with a donated laptop for job seeking purposes. She will take part in a future computer class as well as a financial focus class once she is employed. This young woman is on her way to a successful career in Real Estate thanks to all her hard work and the Neighborhood House Employment Initiative.
Dianne Bette, the Neighborhood House sustainability manger says, “We are so grateful for this grant from the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester. I have already seen this program change lives.” Neighborhood House is proud to be offering this program and is excited to continue to help our neighbors in need find sustainable careers.
Neighborhood House is a private, non-profit human service organization that was founded in 1968. Neighborhood House walks the path toward self-sustainability with our neighbors during times of hardship. The organization serves any qualifying family in need who resides in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Oakland Township and Addison Township. Neighborhood House envisions a community of neighbors helping neighbors thrive. With the support of hundreds of local volunteers, Neighborhood House believes that “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” is a model for a strong community. For more information about getting services or volunteering, visit our website at www.ranh.org .
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