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March 2018

Daily Work is “Right On”

Daily Work is “Right On” By Katie Quinn, case management intern You know those times when something goes wrong? For example, your car doesn’t start, your kitchen pipes start spraying water, or the item you needed delivered to your home was delivered to the wrong address. No matter how badly you want to avoid it, you end up having to call a Help Line or someone else to guide you through the process of making things right. And, inevitably, you hear the dreaded menu: “Press 1 for this. Press 2 for that. Press 3 for the other.” As we all …
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Seeing Potential. Building Prosperity.

Seeing Potential. Building Prosperity. By Jacob Sobiech, Jacob Richardson, Nathan Anondson, and Angelique Kellogg, Inver Hills Community College Students “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.  ~ Leo Buscaglia Every day at Daily Work we see and celebrate the strength and resilience of people and nurture their capacity for success. We see their potential, remind them of their strengths, and help them get to where they want to go in life. …
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Did You See Our Spring Newsletter?

Did You See Our Spring Newsletter? “Each of us has a story to tell that is uniquely our own. Volunteering at Daily Work has enriched my life through the stories that job seekers share. I have met the most interesting, tenacious people [as a volunteer at Daily Work],” Gretchen Guenter, Daily Work volunteer. Daily Work volunteers and interns regularly write stories about their interactions and experiences at Daily Work. We post those stories here on our blog and on social media. But you can also get them delivered straight to your email inbox! Just visit our website to subscribe to …
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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Dear Daily Work Friends,  Daily Work is fast preparing to host nearly 250 supporters for our biggest fundraiser of the year—the Steps to Success Luncheon on May 2, 2018. You should have received your invitation in the mail! The Steps to Success Luncheon generates nearly half of Daily Work’s annual operating expenses. There is no angel donor or large government grant. Daily Work exists because generous people like you believe in the potential of our job seekers and invest in the life-changing, employment mentoring services that help them advance into living wage jobs and personal and professional growth opportunities.  The best part? …
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Public Transportation: A Blessing or a Curse or Both?

Public Transportation: A Blessing or a Curse or Both? “You don’t know what you got until it’s gone” is a cliché that rings true to me lately.  I never appreciated having a car until I no longer had one. I now rely on public transportation to get around.  There are several positive aspects of public transportation including NOT worrying about finding parking, breaking down, running out of gas, flat tires and the other maintenance issues with cars. Of course, it’ much cheaper, too. A monthly, unlimited bus pass runs from $90 – $120, depending on the fare needed.  But lately, …
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