Road to Employment
The River Center has created the Prosper and Grow: Road to Employment Workshop that is designed to help participants set goals, connect to resources, and search for jobs. The intended outcome is that people who have struggled with employment in the past will be able to find a sustainable and meaningful career that will help bring purpose and stability to their lives. This will be done by helping participants not only develop their employment skills, but also address all aspects of their lives - helping them become whole in mind, body, and spirit so that they can better focus on reaching their personal, financial, and employment goal.
The Prosper and Grow Process
Participants will attend a class once a week over the course of five weeks; subject matter will include: setting foundations, setting goals and overcoming barriers, connecting to resources, workplace communication, and applying for jobs. Participants will be paired with a mentor, who will help guide them through the workshop and will walk with them afterwards to help them reach their employment goals. Graduates will have access to our network of employers, and will receive continued support from the River Center.
- August 14 - Road to Employment Workshop Session 1: Building Foundation
- August 21 - Road to Employment Workshop Session 2: Setting Goals and Overcoming Barriers
- August 28 - Road to Employment Workshop Session 3: Connecting to Resources
- September 4 - Road to Employment Workshop Session 4: Workplace Communication
- September 11 - Road to Employment Workshop Session 5: Job Search and Interviewing
Sessions start August 14th and will meet every consecutive Tuesday for five weeks. Doors open at 4:30pm & will end no later than 8pm.
Please submit Prosper and Grow Member Application to attend sessions.
Ecosystem of Support
Prosper and Grow has formulated our support ecosystem for our participants. Not only will the participants gain valuable insights and skills through our workshop, but they will also have continued support from the River Center and a mentor as they strive to accomplish their goals.
Additionally, they will have access to Prosper and Grows Employment Network.
River Center will continue to build an employment network of employers that are willing to work with employees to help them overcome barriers, through the guidance of the River Center and mentors.
Mentors will help participants stay on track with their goals. They will be available to talk on a one to one basis throughout the week and will reach out.
The River Center was founded in 2009 as a way to encourage the creation of a unified dynamic and caring community which sustains and supports one another. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that consists of twelve outreach programs and hundreds of volunteers.