Stories

Read about some of our Student's journeys through life before WorkFaith through their Graduation from the Program.
 

Lindsey

Bridging the Gap

Lindsey left a job she loved to help her family rebuild after Hurricane Harvey. When she was ready to return to the workforce, she was emotionally exhausted and discouraged. After the large gap in her employment, Lindsey didn’t know how to market herself to potential employers. She was referred to The WorkFaith Connection, where she learned interviewing techniques and networking tips, and gained a new family. Following graduation, she utilized these tools to launch into job search and discovered a job opportunity she was excited to pursue. Lindsey now works full time as a client relations coordinator for a major law firm here in Houston. She is so thankful for WorkFaith, all that she learned, and the lifelong family she gained.


Robert

an Unexpected Chance

At seventeen, Robert was convicted to life in prison. After inviting God into his heart, Robert achieved degrees in Auto Mechanics and Christian Ministries while incarcerated. Robert served as a minister and instructor in the auto mechanics school inside prison. When a new parole board looked at what Robert had accomplished, they granted him parole. Robert moved to Houston and enrolled in The WorkFaith Connection where he learned how to talk about his past, the skills he developed while incarcerated, and how he is the best solution to an employer’s hiring needs. Robert has been employed at an architectural glass fabrication company for 4 years, receiving multiple promotions and raises. He owns his own home where he and his new wife live happily.


Matt

Full Circle Restoration

Matt was a single father and graphic designer before circumstances and poor choices derailed his life and career. For years, he struggled to restore his sense of stability and purpose. In 2015, God brought Matt to The WorkFaith Connection. At WorkFaith, Matt discovered new friendships, new hope, and new life! Matt graduated in August 2015 and was employed within 60 days. After a year with his initial employer, Matt was offered a graphic design job with a successful and growing company. After more than a decade away from the creative field, Matt now produces marketing materials for companies across the city, and is truly living the new life God has planned for him!