WorkFaith Birmingham is a collection of passionate, dedicated, and faith-driven individuals. Our focus is on providing the vulnerable in our community with ways to find work, build their skills, and discover meaningful careers that set them on the right path for the rest of their lives.
What You Will Learn
As a participant in our two-week workshop, you will be provided with the skills and insight needed to succeed in each stage of your career, from your first interview through to keeping your job and progressing in your career. Our comprehensive coverage ensures you’re left with the fundamental skills to better succeed in the world of work.
Through our program, graduates will:
Learn to speak the truth about their past
Learn how to fill out applications correctly
Learn how to write a resumé
Learn the best practices to get a job
Learn how to interview well and pursue the desired job
Learn how to keep a job
Learn how to move forward in career development
Our workshop spans two full weeks of dedicated class time or ten working days. As such, it’s essential that participants can meet these time requirements – which may mean accessing childcare or moving other appointments to accommodate the length of the workshop program.
Who Is Eligible?
We understand that many of our participants have experienced hardships in life, but we know that you are far more likely to succeed by starting with a clean slate.
To be eligible to join our program, you must:
Be at least 19 years of age.
Possess an original (or have applied for a) current government-issued photo ID and social security card.
Successfully pass a drug/alcohol screen.
Be willing and able to work.
Be living in stable housing and expect to remain in stable housing for the foreseeable future.
Have no schedule conflicts (appointments, child care issues, other obligations) for the entire two-week workshop (10 days of class).
Be committed to living a life of honesty and integrity and being willing to adhere to positive accountability standards.
Learn to see the world with a grateful heart and desire, above all else, to walk more closely with God in every aspect of life.
Important Notice: An applicant must be physically, emotionally, and mentally able to attend, participate and complete all components required to graduate from the two-week workshop. An applicant must be physically, emotionally, and mentally able to begin the job search upon completing the workshop and maintain communication with the WorkFaith jobs coach.
WorkFaith Birmingham reserves the right to request any documentation that supports the applicant’s ability to meet the aforementioned requirements. WorkFaith Birmingham also reserves the right to deny services if any or all requirements are not satisfied.
How To Get Started
If you’d like to sign up for our program, step one is to attend our informational meetings. These take place the Wednesday before the start of each program, and at this point, you can apply to be a part of the next workshop and be interviewed by our team to establish whether we’re a good fit for you. Here are the steps to follow:
1) Carefully review the eligibility requirements above. Call our office if you have questions about eligibility (205-545-5000).
2) If possible, attend an information meeting the Wednesday before the class begins. Call our office for the date of the next meeting and to sign up. (If you cannot attend a meeting, call our office to schedule a time to come by and meet with us and pick up an application.)
3) At the information meeting you will learn about the program, fill out an application, and be interviewed by a WorkFaith staff member.
4) Once your application is reviewed and you have been interviewed, you will officially be enrolled in the program.
Important: Missing any part of the two-weeks will require you to drop out of the workshop and reschedule for another one. Make sure you don't have any scheduling conflicts that will prevent you from attending each of the 10 days of the workshop.
Previous Graduate Employers
At WorkFaith Birmingham, we’re proud to support our local community, and many of our graduates have gone on to help support businesses in and around the Birmingham area. Here are just some of the places of employment our graduates have started promising careers with:
Air Flow Products
American Family Care
Animal Center Westover, AL
Automation Temp Service
Caldwell Animal Clinic
Chipotle Mexican Restaurant
College Admissions & Retention Solutions
Comfort Inn and Suites
CRC Insurance Services
Education Corp of America
Express Temp Service
Hanover Health & Rehab
Innovative Billing Solutions
Innovative Staffing Solutions
Iron Worker’s Union #92
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
Jefferson County Board Of Education
Kitmiller’s Litter Management
Lovelady Center Mental Health Department
Oak Mountain Hobbies
Rite Aid Pharmacy
Service Master Clean
Steven’s Home Healthcare
U.S. Social Security Administration
Winn Dixie Stores, Inc.
Want to donate to WorkFaith Birmingham? All donations we receive go towards our participants' betterment and the improvement of the service we offer. However much you’d like to donate, or if you’d like to discuss a fundraiser or campaign, get in touch with us today. We greatly appreciate all donations we receive.