Jobs for Life is an 8-week program comprised of 16 classes that emphasizes employment, skill development, and cognitive behavioral growth. Through this class, vulnerable and homeless individuals gain skills, resources and access to relationships and opportunities that can change their future. At the end of their class term, JFL participants graduate and go forward into a self-sufficient lifestyle with the support of new mentors and friends established through the JFL program.
The JFL program is only possible through volunteer mentors and leaders. If you feel called to invest in the lives of others in your community, view needed volunteer positions on our volunteer page.
The City Network is a group of churches, businesses, nonprofits, and government entities banding together to tackle the issues of joblessness and relational brokenness in Baton Rouge.
We currently have a network of 4 JFL sites throughout the Baton Rouge area:
- North Baton Rouge
- Gardere District
- Mid City
Over the next year, our goal is to launch 2 more JFL class sites and expand the impact of employment services in our community to even greater geographical and demographic lengths.
What is the CityNetworks Strategy?
- An active network of churches and organizations preparing men and women for work (sites are geographically dispersed, representative of community, addressing various populations).
- A network of companies offering relationships, access, and opportunities for employment.
- Gatherings and events to build relationships and share resources.
- Trained JfL leaders using their skills and knowledge to transform their community and expand JfL’s mission.
- Financial support from individuals, companies, churches, and foundations for JfL’s local and global mission.