WorkFaith Connection

 
 

The WorkFaith Connection provides people in transition a new job and a new life, with Christ’s help. Many are coming from  homelessness, prison, addiction or chronic unemployment.  All that we require is that they are clean and sober, and willing to learn and ready to work. 

The WorkFaith Connection, as its name suggests, focuses on the intersection of faith and doing excellent work.  We believe that work is a gift from God, an opportunity to cooperate with him in ordering his creation, utilizing the talents and energy he has given each of us.  We also believe that good character and good work go hand in hand, and we prepare people to do whatever they do with honesty,reliability and  attention to detail.


MORE THAN 2,000 GRADUATES

If people have made mistakes in their past, we teach them to tell the truth when they apply for a job, admitting what they have done.  But we teach them to go on say that they have made a commitment to a new life and are determined to overcome their past.  So far, more than 1500 employers in Houston have been willing to hire our graduates, and 78% of our graduates are productively employed today.

However, getting a job isn’t the most difficult thing -- keeping it is much harder.  We work with our graduates to instill in them the necessary fortitude and persistence to stay on the job. The first goal is one job for one year.  After that, advancement is the next goal. 

We are seeing the fruit of our work in the lives of our graduates.  Children who were taken away by Child Protective Services are being returned to their mothers.  Fathers are paying child support for children they had abandoned.  Our graduates are leaving public assistance.  Parole officers are saying goodbye to former prisoners who are now free for good, and leading a productive life.

The WorkFaith Connection is about so much more than getting a job.  It’s about a whole new life. 

Barbara Elliott is the Founder of the WorkFaith Connection. Sandy Schultz (top photo left, giving a trademark hug) is the President and CEO and David Meadows (second photo above, left) was the founding Director of Training. Stan Marek is the Chairman of the Board (left photo, second from left).  Scott Wesley is the first graduate we hired straight out of prison (see before and after pictures to the left).  He has proven to be an extremely valuable employee because he understands where the students are coming from, and his success in overcoming his past is an inspiration to them.

We were honored to have Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell (lower left) as the keynote speaker at the Annual Breakfast, where he gave an inspiring endorsement of our work, for which we are most grateful.


For a video on the WorkFaith Connection, including interviews  with our graduates, click above top left.

For more information, see www.workfaithconnection.org

1500 North Post Oak Rd. Suite 150

Houston, TX 77057




 

WorkFaith Connection