MEET DENISE - "When you are dancing, it makes you HAPPY. When you are DANCING, you forget about the past." - I hope when we are dancing in America it will bring unity. Denise - Mother...Leader... participant in the Full Circle Exchange Job Readiness Program
EMPOWERING WOMEN REFUGEES AND WOMEN IN TRANSITION BY PROVIDING STEPPING STONES TO SELF-SUFFICIENCY
Our Holistic U.S. Job Readiness Training Program was launched in 2014 with a commitment to provide women with barriers to employment (refugee status, domestic violence, homelessness, welfare dependency) stepping-stones to move from dependency to self-sufficiency in a safe, supportive and loving environment.
Women enrolled in the program face enormous challenges, both personally and economically, to finding and retaining the meaningful employment necessary to breaking the cycle of poverty. FCE is committed to ending that cycle by helping to stabilize the lives of every woman in our program and providing the skills and support needed to enter into entry-level positions, upwardly-mobile employment, as well as educational pathways.
Through our multifaceted and holistic four-month program, we work with each trainee to create a pathway to empowerment through the following: transitional part-time employment, vital enrichment opportunities, education, mentoring and teaching daily hands-on job training skills in a non-profit social enterprise environment.
Since the launch of our Job Readiness Training Program in January 2014, Full Circle Exchange has successfully graduated over 250 women from 10 different countries. Over 97% graduated the program and approximately 82% were successfully placed in full or part-time employment through our "Community Employee Partners." Our Job Readiness Training Program to date has logged over 115,000 paid on the job training hours and workplace readiness skills, taught over 24,000 hours of ESL classes on-site, and over 5000 hours of supplemental education and emotional readiness (financial literacy, art and music therapy, group counseling, and other enrichment programs). In addition, over 7,800 hours have been logged by over 950 incredible and generous volunteers (learn more here)
Our program has been recognized by the U.S. State Department of Refugees and Immigration as well as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as one of the most innovative programs in the country. In addition, our contributions to the State of Idaho have been recognized by the Governor and the First Lady.
Learn more about our holistic approach to self sufficiency and our "FOUR PILLARS OF EMPOWERMENT" https://www.fullcircleexchange.org/pages/our-model-of-empowerment
Through our multifaceted approach, we work with each woman to create a pathway to empowerment through 4 components:
1. TRANSITIONAL INCOME - Part Time transitional Job (4 Month program), flexible work schedule for family obligations, transportation challenges, and job placement support.
2. JOB READINESS - Soft skills that are lacking in entry level applicants, resume building, interview training, work etiquette, leadership training, goal setting
3. EDUCATION GROWTH - English Classes, computer skills training, financial literacy, Career Pathways
4. EMOTIONAL GROWTH - Art and music therapy and mentorship
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP!
1. MAKE A DONATION - Your donation helps expand our U.S Job Readiness Program and empowers women at risk around the globe (donations are tax-deductible and 100% will go towards the programs).
2. SPREAD THE WORD - Tell your friends, tell your co-workers and become a part of the community!
Your support will help make a positive impact and transform the lives of women around the world. Please donate today by clicking on this link; https://www.fullcircleexchange.org/pages/donate
Or visit us at https://www.fullcircleexchange.org/
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