For the past five years, the WCA has enjoyed a strong collaboration with Create Common Good (CCG), a community non-profit organization that “uses food to change lives and build healthy communities.” Their food server job-training program has been instrumental in providing many of the WCA clients with an opportunity to hone new skills and to acquire viable employment. Forty-four individuals have received CCG training with seventy-one percent of those individuals being placed in a job.
Besides the training/employment opportunity, clients report a welcoming and engaging training environment that is ripe with encouragement. Since the inception of the CCG job-training partnership, the WCA has coupled this opportunity with the potential of a monetary stipend (Susan P. Sherlock Training Scholarship) that may be earned by the completion of the several phases of training. This allows the client a bit of a cushion to take care of current expenses, as well as an incentive to complete the training, in total. We’re proud of our collaboration with CCG as it exemplifies a community that works together to ensure the safety, health and well-being of its citizens.
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