a new opportunity to empower Birmingham
Since 2014, you have empowered nearly 1,000 people with the skills, ethics, and competencies to succeed in the workforce. In order to strengthen two key components to Workfaith Birmingham, mentorship and local church involvement, we are excited to announce Bridge to Careers, a new initiative for 2021.
Our Partnership with New Rising Star
B2C builds on a key relationship with New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. Since WorkFaith began in 2014, NRS has shared our passion for community transformation through work and faith. God has blessed our partnership and has also provided a new opportunity to empower Birmingham.
The Story Of B2C
B2C began with a group of young men playing basketball at New Rising Star. Pastor Thomas Beavers and his staff developed relationships with this group of 18-24-year-olds and identified a significant need for career-track employment. Together, we began to explore how NRS & WFB could build bridges for these young men to thrive in careers that produce economic stability.
Our Vision for 2021
These bridges must be supported by a strong foundation of partnerships with various organizations in addition to WFB & NRS. Business owners and hiring managers need employees that are ready to contribute to their companies. Vocational education programs need motivated students to enroll in preparation for careers. Birmingham needs a generation of young men to flourish in the workforce.
How You Can Get Involved!
In order to make this vision a reality, WorkFaith Birmingham will need to expand our team to include a Director of Career Development to oversee B2C and engage Birmingham’s marketplace leaders. Our goal is to completely fund this position for one year at the cost of $60,000 by December 31, 2020. Every generous donation empowers a better future for Birmingham. Our Executive Director would love to meet with you to discuss this opportunity. Email us, and if you would like to donate today, you can do so below!
Are you in need of support in finding work in the Birmingham area? Maybe you’d like to volunteer with us, or you’re considering donating to our cause. Get in touch with our team using our contact button, and we’ll get back in touch with you as soon as we can.