Engaging our community to end poverty

Bridge to Employment

This program provides Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) employment services to African American and American Indian families in a welcoming, multicultural environment.

We view each person as an individual and help people successfully achieve their goals by offering family friendly, culturally mindful programming. Every day, our families face many challenges and barriers caused by poverty and racism. We address these difficulties with an empowering and strength based approach.

Knowledgeable and caring staff will work with you to provide:

  • Job readiness training
  • Career planning
  • Goal setting
  • Cultural events

We also provide services to employers making sure we match the right person to the right job.

Requirements: This program is open to American Indian and African American parents on MFIP.

How to Connect

 

Work one-on-one with a coach who will be there as your own personal advocate to help you remove barriers that may be in your way, get you ready for a job, get you into any classes you may need to get a job and support you through it all as you move to financial stability through work.

For more information or to get started, please contact us at 218.726.1665 or email us at bridge@communityactionduluth.org.

 

 

 

Information for Employers

 

 

Learning about different cultures is one way to broaden your problem-solving skills, become more creative and enhance business interactions, according to research coming from Columbia Business School.

When you introduce diversity into the workplace, you’re also introducing new ways of thinking. In more diverse groups, ideas and innovation are a direct result of harnessing the creativity and multiple perspectives that come from understanding the differences in cultures and beliefs.

Our Bridge to Employment program can help you find hard-working, well-trained, diverse employees by:

  • Assessing and screening our participants to ensure a good job-person fit.
  • Providing eligibility assessment for Welfare-to- Work tax credit.
  • Ensuring Work Opportunity tax credit and/or on-the- job training wage subsidy

For more information, please contact us at 218.726.1665 or email us at bridge@communityactionduluth.org.

 

Bridge to Employment Success Stories