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Georgetown Works – Where we get people back to work

The job training program is designed to assist the unemployed and under-employed in attaining full time employment. In 2003 we began focusing our efforts in the field of nursing by providing scholarships for the Certified Nursing Assistant class. With this program, we provide books, tuition, uniforms, individualized tutoring, and any needed medical equipment to ensure that the students are qualified to pass their state certification exam.

After reviewing this program we have learned that we need to enhance what we do for our clients. So now we are in the process of expanding this program to unskilled positions and exploring training for new career paths.  In June of 2015 we launched Georgetown Works, a new initiative modeled after “Cincinnati Works” in Cincinnati, Ohio.  We are taking this model from one of the leading poverty elimination programs in the United States and adopting these principles and training programs to create a similar effort and seeking to bring about similar positive changes in Georgetown.

Georgetown Works is not simply a job placement service.  It offers a holistic approach to eliminating poverty by providing job readiness training and ongoing employment counseling. Rather than assisting struggling families to continue as the working poor, we will offer employment and life skills training to help them reach economic self-sufficiency through employment.  In 2017 we began a partnership with other non profits forming the Georgetown Job Connections.  In this collaboration, we hold a Boot Camp and after graduation select our members to our Works program where one on one sessions with our Job Coach prepares them for the workforce.

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Georgetown Eats – Where we feed the hungry

Anyone and everyone is welcome to join us for our meals.  It is a safe, secure environment for those struggling with food insecurities.  Since starting as a one day per week program in 2000, we have expanded the program to serving Mondays and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., and from 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. Volunteers from more than 18 area churches, youth groups, service organizations, past board members, other nonprofits, friends and neighbors help us provide the man power to serve each of the guests that join us.

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Georgetown Lives – Where we shelter the homeless

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