At the African American Christian Foundation, our main goal is to offer job skills and training to out of school youth that will prepare them for employment. Most people don’t know that we do more than that; travel can be a hurdle, and barrier to employment for some to overcome, but we can help. Here’s how;
Talayah, a participant in our Working Mothers and Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship
program, received the training she needed at AACF including internships and temporary job placements. Both programs allowed her to gain the necessary work experience she needed, and after her completion in AACF’s programs she was able to obtain a job making parts for Nissan Motor Company. Talayah now has a job that she loves and it has enabled her to get her life back on track with some financial stability.
All Talayah needs now is a car to help her get to and from work, and since she is enrolled in our case management services, she was able to come back to AACF for help. Her case manager here will assist her in obtaining a permit and then a driver’s license so she can drive herself to and from work. Once she obtains her license, AACF will help her come up with the funds she needs to buy a newer car.
Talayah will be able to combine the money she saved from working with the supportive services assistance funds from AACF, and she will be on her way to buying a newer car and will be driving to her job in no time. The sky is the limit for Talayah’s future.