People living in and around the public housing communities in Richmond’s East End are hard at work, yet the poverty level remains high. Why? They’re stuck in entry-level jobs that can’t sustain their families.
RE:work RICHMOND’s mission is to prepare and connect heads-of-household in the East End
with the right family-sustaining careers.
Our Comprehensive Approach Makes the Difference
Highly Individualized: Based on each Member’s gifts and skills, we develop a strategy that will not just get a job, but ultimately lead to the right family-sustaining career.
Collaborative: We work with many partner organizations to find candidates with the drive to become self-sustaining. Together, we then ensure that candidates get the support they need––housing, childcare, and more–from the organizations that already do it best.
Financial Component: Financial coaches work one-on-one with Members to plan for sustainability.
We have funds available to address short-term financial hurdles that would inhibit sustained employment.
Good Neighbor Network: Volunteers throughout Richmond provide a strong support network to keep Members on the upward path to financial sustainability.
Long-term Success: Our commitment to family-sustaining careers means a long-term commitment to each Member.We measure real results through financial metrics as well as each Member’s progression along the City of Richmond’s Crisis to Thriving continuum.