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Nonprofits Supporting Workforce Development

Written by Addie Rising    on January 7, 2018

In January, SHARE Charlotte’s Spotlight Series focuses on local organizations providing job training, job placement and mentoring to support workforce development in Charlotte. See who they are and find ways to help. #WorkItCLT

Job Training

Ada Jenkins Families and Careers Center
Improves the lives of community members through the integrated delivery of health services, education, and human services. 

Charlotte Area Fund
Identify and address poverty causes by providing programs and services that assist economically disadvantaged citizens with gaining the skills and abilities necessary to achieve self-sufficiency.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Dream Center
Exists to give hope to the hopeless by engaging forgotten communities and joining their hands with the body of Christ across Charlotte. Some of the ways they do this is through financial training, GED classes and job training.

Community Culinary School of Charlotte
Provides training and job placement assistance in the food service industry for men and women who face challenges in gaining and retaining long-term successful employment. 

CrossRoads Corporation for Affordable Housing and Community Development
Works to revitalize Grier Heights neighborhood. Helps with the Grier Heights Community Center which now offers high school equivalency, job preparedness and computer skills classes.

E2D
Goal is to see students in our community on a path of upward mobility through technology access, digital education training and by providing exposure to workforce development opportunities in the technology industry through our Re-Image CLT initiative.

Goodwill Industries of Southern Piedmont
Offers employment, career services for individuals with barriers to employment, such as welfare dependency, homelessness and lack of education or work experience, as well as those with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

InnerVision
The region's leader in service to individuals with trauma, addictions and mental health challenges. Optional supports and services include support groups and job clubs. InnverVision also offers Central Piedmont Community College Courses, a job search center and a Wi-Fi café. 

MeckEd
Assists young people enrolled in Mecklenburg County public schools who face obstacles that limit their access to opportunity. MeckEd serves over 150,000 CMS students annually through advocacy and workforce development programming with goals being to provide Career Pathways programming to all Title I High Schools and Charlotte Next programming to all Title I Middle Schools.

Patriots Path
The region’s first non-profit career coaching and job search training program created specifically to support the unique needs of military personnel in transition to civilian careers. 

Project 658
Meets the immediate needs of Charlotte's international community while developing long term relationships. Project 658 provides English classes for adults, a clothing store, child care, after school, medical services, counseling, culinary training and job development opportunities.

The Center for Community Transitions
Provides employment and transition services; supports alternatives to incarceration; and restores and strengthens family bonds. Lifeworks! program provides individuals with criminal records with a variety of resources and tools necessary to reach their professional and personal goals.

The Harvest Center of Charlotte
Participants in the "Transformation Program" gain full-time employment and transition from homelessness to permanent housing.

Urban League of Central Carolinas
Empowers the community to attain financial stability and social justice in a global economy through education, training and placement with a range of programs benefitting anyone in need of education, skills training, career development, employment services, and youth programs.

Job Placement

Community Culinary School of Charlotte
Provides training and job placement assistance in the food service industry for men and women who face challenges in gaining and retaining long-term successful employment. 

Goodwill Industries of Southern Piedmont
Offers employment, career services for individuals with barriers to employment, such as welfare dependency, homelessness and lack of education or work experience, as well as those with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

Socialserve.com
A second chance employer that wants to further increase its commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty.

Speak Up
Offers people on the streets a chance to earn immediate income by selling a magazine that they have written.

Urban League of Central Carolinas
Empowers the community to attain financial stability and social justice in a global economy through education, training and placement with a range of programs benefitting anyone in need of education, skills training, career development, employment services, and youth programs.

Mentoring / Development

Changed Choices
Exists so that women who have experienced incarceration can lead restored lives marked by healthy decisions, contribution to their communities and self-sufficiency.

CrownKeepers
Provides art and trade-based education to those lacking creative opportunities and outlets, supports all levels of artists by creating platforms to celebrate their craft(s) and their entrepreneurial initiatives, as well as creating art-filled experiences for the benefit of the public. 

Dress for Success Charlotte
Promotes economic independence of women by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas
Inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy with an end result of empowering young people to own their economic success.

Nevins
Aims to improve our society and workplace culture through community-based integration and employment of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

On Eagles Wings
Operates the On Eagles Wings Hope House, a safe house in the Charlotte area to provide a healing environment giving these rescued girls a second chance at life. In the Fields of Hope program, survivors ages 16 and up receive paid educational fellowships for up to one year. This opportunity gives her the chance to receive valuable job skills training, spiritual mentorship, counseling, and accountability. 

Philips Academy of NC
Serves students with complex learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities and autism by taking a life-centered approach to education, providing individualized academic, job and social skills training in order to maximize each student’s ability to live and work independently. 

RunningWorks
In addition to providing a running program, RunningWorks offers supportive services to help team members get on their feet - being in good health, securing jobs paying livable wages and finding permanent housing. 

Suit Up Charlotte
Serves and inspires men in transition, provides avenues for tapping into their goals and aspirations through attitudinal training, provides support that will result in more stable, confident, and stronger men, fathers, leaders, and families within our communities.

The Winning Edge Leadership Academy
Fosters professional mentoring relationships, provides networking opportunities and enrichment scholarships to ethnic minorities and women who are seeking a career in the sports industry. 

Youth Development Initiatives
Combines evidence-based life/career development programming and mentoring to prepare youth to graduate high school and transition into post-secondary education, the workforce, or the military.

ZABS Place
An upscale thrift boutique & employment training center for young adults with special needs run by Friendship Circle of Charlotte. It also serves as a stepping stone to future employment opportunities.