Friday, March 23, 2012

CitySquare's Living Wage Job Training Changes Lives!

There's no greater privilege I've had than to be a part of helping people change the trajectory of their lives and realize their dreams. We do that throughout CitySquare and our jobs driven, living wage job training program, WorkPaths, is no exception. Here's an excerpt of one successful story!

"After being released from a three year prison sentence, Tracy knew it was time he took his life in a new direction, so he enrolled in the Texas Offenders Re-entry Initiative (TORI).  Once in TORI, Tracy was referred to CitySquare’s Build4Success program, a 16-week commercial construction training course which is a component of WorkPaths."   

"Tracy began classes in August 2011. During the weeks of extensive construction and environmental training, he learned new skills in carpentry, welding, plumbing and electrical work. He says he enjoyed collaborating and problem solving with his fellow classmates and instructors during their hands-on building assignment..."

Read the rest of Tracy's story here and then go here to make a donation to help CitySquare make it possible for other men and women find a pathway out of poverty!

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