Faith and Work Enterprises
Faith And Work Enterprises is an innovative, holistic job readiness program helping men gain transferable workforce skills and invaluable hands-on experience, which allows them to secure meaningful work and move forward in building healthy lives and communities. This program is designed to help men facing long-term unemployment, transitioning back into society from the corrections system and/or experiencing homelessness, to find jobs and experience in life in Christ.
Through a 10-week program, men gain a greater sense of their purpose and calling, learn and practice healthy relational skills, develop a vocational plan, draft resumes, practice interviewing and complete job applications.
Pennsylvania Avenue Chocolates is the social enterprise connected to Faith and Work Enterprises, making a distinctive chocolate bar for you to enjoy! Participating in all aspects of running a small business and producing the chocolate bars provides those in the training with invaluable practical experience.
You'll find Faith and Work Enterprises in the community surrounding Pennsylvania Avenue in West Baltimore, an area with notable history and culture, yet also with many of the struggles of inner-city life. Shortly after the unrest in the Sandtown neighborhood of Baltimore, MD, following the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015, a group of concerned pastors and laypeople gathered with a desire to meet actual needs identified by residents in the community. What resulted is Faith and Work Enterprises and Pennsylvania Avenue Chocolates.
For more information about Faith and Work Enterprises and Pennsylvania Avenue Chocolates, visit their website: https://faithandworkenterprises.org/ or watch the video below.
When you partner with MALIM to support Faith and Work Enterprises, you are helping to break the cycle of poverty by addressing the spiritual needs and resolving the material realities that prevent people from flourishing, thereby building healthy lives, families, and communities.