Mother’s Day Brunch 2016
St. Philip Neri Family Center is pleased to announce it has received a special grant from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services – Office of Workforce Development Veterans Program. These funds will support Veterans through Employment and Training Services.
The purpose of the ETS Veterans grant is to provide workforce supportive services to assist in employing and training Veterans for meaningful employment within the labor force and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing unemployed Veterans.
Grafton Reintegration Camp and Employment and Training Services (ETS) celebrate one year of successful partnership on October 2015. Once a month ETS’s Vocational Rehabilitation Coordinator Lashana Bolden facilitates Resume/Interview workshops at Grafton. Lashana’s role as facilitator ensures that each resident receives:
- Up-to-date resume;
- Skills to improve self confidence;
- Interview skills to address barriers and;
- Encouragement to seek, obtain and sustain employment.
Lashana enjoys teaching the residents and states that the residents are engaged and ask questions to get clarity on situations they do not understand. The residents are evaluated every month to determine what they have attained and what needs to improve.
Employment and Training Services appreciates Lashana’s commitment and contribution to help incarcerated individuals re-integrate back into society .
St. Philip Neri 4th Annual Career and Resources Fair
On September 22nd 2016, St Philip Neri held it’s 4th Annual Career and Resource Fair in partnership with PNC Bank, Ohio Means Jobs, Cuyahoga County, the City of Cleveland and the Famicos Foundation. The event was a great success with 70 employers and community resources along with 329 job seekers. We look forward to a continued partnership with Cleveland Job Corp who provided the beautiful facility to host the event. We thank all of our sponsors and volunteers for their support as we work together to meet the employment needs of the community.
In September 2016, a resident was released and went on an interview. He landed the job as a Manager making $13.00 an hour. The resident visited LaShana at ETS and thanked her for helping him update his resume and teaching him new interviewing techniques. Most importantly he thanked Lashana for her encouragement and for always telling him to keep striving for greatness and always pull the positive out of every negative situation. He said it was her lessons that kept him going even when he wanted to give up.