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Wells Fargo Donates $2,500 to Support “Ready to Work” Program

By Jessica Parker

Cross Roads House is pleased to announce a $2,500 grant from Wells Fargo, to support our “Ready to Work” job preparation course. Representatives from Wells Fargo, Cross Roads House social workers, and community business leaders have been providing this two week, four night course for two and a half years. Residents who participate in the course perform a personal skills assessment, work on resume building and interviewing techniques, and learn the fundamentals of finding and keeping a job.

To date, there have been seven “Ready to Work” sessions held at Cross Roads House with another session starting in March 2018. Forty-five residents have completed the program.

When asked about the “Ready to Work” course, one resident said, “The interview practice was very helpful because it helped me focus my answers towards the type of job I want to work in.” Another resident said the course, “Allowed me to get comfortable interviewing and applying for jobs.”

Sandy Beaudry, Cross Roads House Program Director states, “The volunteers from and recruited by Wells Fargo are what make the program unique. The participants’ interactions with facilitators and volunteer resume reviewers/mock interviewers provides them with both validation and constructive feedback. The classes help individuals identify the skills they have, value their experiences, and gain the confidence to pursue a job that fits for them. Our social work team helps to facilitate as well and provides follow-up support with the job-seeking process.”

Cross Roads House is grateful for this ongoing support from Wells Fargo.

For more information and to read an article about the many organizations in the Seacoast area Wells Fargo provides assistance to, click here.

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