Albert came to The WorkFaith Connection 60 days after his release from prison, where he served 27 years, five months and one day. He walked out of prison a transformed man committed to living his life differently. While at WorkFaith, Albert was equipped with the tools he needed to be successful in the workplace and in life. He was committed to doing things the right way and glorifying God in the process. Because of the relationship between WorkFaith and one of its Core Employers, Albert’s first job interview, first resume and first application ever submitted led to a full-time “dream” job in auto sales. Albert reported to work exactly 90 days after walking out of prison and he was recently awarded salesman of the month. He is earning a livable wage plus commission and is being mentored professionally and spiritually in his workplace. Because of you and people like you, Albert continues to move forward in the brand new life God has for him.
LindseyBridging 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.
Robertan 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.
MattFull 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!