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On May 9, 2015, there were two CareerWise workshop training sessions held during Love Fullerton’s Citywide Serve Day. The workshops gave people in the community an opportunity to receive information on how to help the homeless population develop skills needed to find employment.
CareerWise joined Love Fullerton for the first time for the May 9, 2015 #LoveFullerton Citywide Serve Day. TOP Image courtesy of CareerWise. LEFT-RIGHT Images courtesy of Iman Nasir
CareerWise is an non-profit organization that offers the homeless population assistance in employment. Volunteers are trained and they work together to coach clients with job interviews, computer skills, writing resumes, networking, and GED completion.
This is all at no cost to their clients. Volunteers, retirees and college interns are always needed to continue providing these services.
CareerWise’s executive director talks with the Love Fullerton community about her non-profit and what volunteers can do to help throughout the year to help the homeless. Image courtesy of Sharon Mo
Here are some members of the CareerWise team on the morning of May 9, 2015 at the #LoveFullerton Citywide Serve Day. Image courtesy of Sharon Mo
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, it is not too late to learn more about homelessness and discover how you can help clients find employment. You may meet representatives with several organizations that help the homeless, including CareerWise
, at two workshops this month.
On Saturday, June 6th, the ‘Forum on Homelessness in Fullerton and North OC’ will be hosted at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Fullerton, CA from 7-9 pm.
Featured speakers who are invited to attend that evening include: Eve Garrow, ACLU, Bob Cernise, Anaheim Poverty Task Force, Cynthia Sanchez, OCCCO, Police Department Homeless liaison officers, CareerWise members, Ariel Yarish Future in Humanity and a Fullerton city council member. The panel will also include: a Q&A, group activity on solutions, networking and tabling/volunteer opportunities.
If you are attending, please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Pathways of Hope food bank.
Meet CareerWise and other organizations at the Fullerton ACT Homelessness 101 workshop on Saturday, June 13, 2015.
On Saturday, June 13th,
the ‘Homelessness 101’
workshop hosted by Fullerton ACT will educate the public about understanding the causes of homelessness, mental health issues, resources available, and best practices when wanting to help the homeless population. There will be a Q&A session with representatives from several community organizations that help those experiencing homelessness.
This session will be hosted on Saturday morning at Woodcrest Elementary from 9am-12pm. If interested, you may visit: fullertonact.org. (For fast registration for this FREE event, click on the Eventbrite website HERE)
Love Fullerton Citywide Serve Days are a great way to meet your neighbors and discover new opportunities to serve with one another all year-round in Fullerton!
Homeless People Want to Work
By learning about needs in the community and organizations and individuals who are working together to help, perhaps you may find a way you can volunteer locally and make a difference in Fullerton and beyond.
What does CareerWise do?
CareerWise transfers career skills free-of-charge to homeless people. CareerWise volunteers write resumes; coach clients in preparation for job interviews, networking, job search, and job retention; and volunteers also help with tutoring, computer skills and GED completion. These services are one-to-one. CareerWise also meets people who are homeless where they are, thus minimizing such challenging issues related to transportation, childcare, and self-esteem.
How to volunteer with CareerWise:
CareerWise volunteers receive free training and work as Career Mentors in small teams at homeless shelters, food distribution centers, and parks. If you’d like to join a team or form your own team of family members, friends, couples, please let CareerWise know!
If you would like to create opportunity for homeless people (and their children), please volunteer to be a CareerWise Mentor, contacting us at CLICK HERE or 714-515-2070. More details are available online at our website: CareerWiseServices.org and on the CareerWise Facebook page (CLICK HERE)