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April 2017

Daily Work – A Great Return on Investment

Daily Work – A Great Return on Investment Tomorrow, April 26, is our 5th Annual Steps to Success Luncheon. It is the most important day of the year for Daily Work. Our luncheon is about celebrating the successes of our job seekers and sharing their stories with you. It is about sharing our dreams about how we can more effectively and efficiently put people back to work. And of course, it is about inviting you to consider how else you can join us in our mission to help committed job seekers become self-supporting by helping them prepare for, find and …
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Melese is on the move!

Melese is on the move! Melese was struggling in a low-paying job at the airport when a friend told him about Daily Work. “I needed help with a resume and a cover letter,” Melese said. “As someone new to America, it was hard to find a job on my own,” he said. Since first coming to Daily Work in June 2015, Melese has secured three different jobs with Daily Work’s help. “Melese is really committed to finding a ‘good’ job with benefits and a living wage,” said Brit Rademacher, case manager at Daily Work. “With each job, he gets closer …
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Steps To Success Luncheon Reminder

What Do You Value? Special Announcement! This year’s luncheon will feature a special performance from zAmya Theater Project of St. Stephen’s Human Services! zAmya creates community-based theater to raise awareness and understanding of homelessness. zAmya, Sanskrit for “aiming at peace”, turns “homeless” from a word into a person. Living, breathing, laughing, singing persons who act,  – yes, act – in entertaining, genre-defying productions that are guaranteed to change your mind, if not your life.  Our Contact Information Daily Work 105 University Avenue West St. Paul, MN 55103 (651)204-3043

Holidays….Cheer or Fear?

Holidays….Cheer or Fear? Most of us take for granted that holidays are opportunities to spend time with loved ones and rejoice for what we’re grateful for. For many, it is a time full of happiness, but for others it’s a reminder of the real life struggles they are experiencing. Holidays, big or little, can be a source of great stress and sadness for people who are struggling or who do not have many friends or family. It can be disheartening for someone who can’t afford to buy their child a present or provide them with an adequate meal. But with …
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Surprise Brunch at Daily Work…

Thank you to Aisha, Brit, Brittany, Hannah, Maihlee and Michelle for the wonderful surprise brunch they hosted for us, the staff at Daily Work (Julie, Hellen and Becky). We could not be more touched and thankful for this lovely gesture. The brunch treats represented the wonderful and diverse backgrounds of our students and included, homemade chicken wings, a vegan, buffalo dip, papaya salad with sticky rice, vegetarian and meat-filled sambusas, cheese, salami and crackers, fruit and cookies. But the best part was the beautiful cards signed with a personalized note for each of us. We truly felt special and appreciated. …
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How Daily Work Set the Stage for My Social Work Career

How Daily Work Set the Stage for My Social Work Career A key part of Daily Work’s mission is the effort we undertake to host social work interns. Just like our job seekers, we help student interns be prepared to find and keep jobs and ultimately, advance in their social work careers. Ariana “Ari” was one of our star interns in the 2015-16 school year. We recently learned that she was accepted into the Master of Social Work program at Augsburg College. Congratulations Ari – we are so proud of all you’re accomplishing and we are honored to have been …
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Daily Work Helps Women Explore New Possibilites

Daily Work Helps Women Explore New Possibilites Growing up it was clear to me that as a girl, I wasn’t as worthy as a boy. I noticed that my father’s expectations for me were not as high. He was less stringent with me than he was with my brothers; he had very high expectations for them. I remember how my father always praised my brothers for everything they did. But I was not recognized or praised by my father as much. I think this is due in part to the traditional belief that once a Hmong daughter marries, she becomes …
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