MOVING OUT OF POVERTY
Neighbor by Neighbor seeks to help people move out of poverty to greater independence by taking the steps necessary to get better paying jobs. The path to independence starts with a high school diploma or equivalent. After that comes training in a set of job skills leading to a trade and/or certificate. An alternative is enrolling in community college and earning a degree. Job readiness is a program for people with a lot of barriers to getting hired, like felonies or a history of substance use.
Neighbor by Neighbor staff help people figure out what they want to do to get ahead, and then links them with places to get the skills to qualify. Staff support people in GED classes, going to college, enrolling in a training program, and getting and keeping a job.
- GED (high school diploma equivalency)
- Lake Michigan College which offers both traditional college courses and many training programs
- Trades and training not available at Lake Michigan College
- Job readiness