12182790_10153539216085860_8890654387838446073_oOur LEAP (Leadership, Employment, Achievement and Prosperity) Career Preparation Workshops help homeless mothers and older teens create resumes, refine interview skills, and learn about job search techniques in hopes of breaking the cycle of homelessness.

CRN hosts career workshops to help connect Human Resource and business professionals volunteers with homeless mothers and teenagers to give participants the advice and practice they need to develop their resumes as well as gain confidence and experience for future interviews. Without proper guidance, it can be difficult to make an effective resume or perform well in an interview.

During the workshops, participants also set up email accounts and receive both hard copies and electronic copies of their resumes to update as needed.  In addition, our “Mentor Match” component pairs volunteers with participants to continue corresponding after the workshop and throughout their job search so that volunteers can continue to guide and advise participants as they search for stable employment.

At some of our LEAP Workshops, there is a need for childcare volunteers to watch over a group of kids, enabling their mothers to give their undivided attention to the presenters. Childcare volunteers must be at least 18 years or older and willing to submit a background check.

If you have a group of volunteers interested in planning a LEAP Workshops, please contact Jenna Allie at jenna.allie@ChildRN.org.