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December 2019

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The Difference YOU Made for Dorcas

Dorcas and her children have dreams today that once were inconceivable. Dorcas and her three young children came to the United States seeking religious and political asylum. They endured months of hardship, unemployment, and living in shelters. But today, Dorcas counts Daily Work as part of her “new family”. As a speaker at Daily Work’s May Luncheon, Dorcas said: Daily Work has been a blessing to me. I love everyone I’ve met. They are problem solvers and they have been a wonderful resource to help me work through my fears and questions. All of you, along with St. Paul Reformation …
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Over Halfway to our Goal!

Marbel (pictured) immigrated to the U.S. eight years ago. In that short time, she earned both her bachelor and master degrees in social work and now works full-time helping people in crisis as a mental health social worker for Washington County. As a former Daily Work intern, Marbel credits Daily Work for helping her gain skills critical to her success. “If you have any doubt as to whether Daily work is making a difference… then here you go. I am the difference! I am confident that my husband and I can provide for our family, and still save for our …
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Join us in Building Better Futures

Join us in Building Better Futures Ojulu came to Daily Work with few clothes, little money, basic English, and determination. With the help of Daily Work volunteer Gretchen, Ojulu improved his English, began to understand American workplace culture, and apply for jobs. When Whole Foods hired him, Gretchen continued to support him by joining him at the new employee orientation and helping him navigate the online job trainings.  Each year 200+ job seekers rely on Daily Work’s employment and mentoring services to identify entry level jobs and build the skills needed to advance. Your support provides the ongoing employment services …
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Four Ways to Reduce Implicit Bias

Four Ways to Reduce Implicit Bias By Sarah Holm, Case management Intern  Meet Sarah, the Daily Work intern I worked as a personal care assistant for most of my high school career and throughout college. As a social work intern at Daily Work I work mainly with immigrants and refugees, which is new to me. When I started my internship at Daily Work, I noticed that implicit biases were impacting my job seekers in employment, housing, and other programs and I started to become interested in advocating for greater awareness of implicit biases. If we act on our biases, it …
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Thank you + Free concert

All of us at Daily Work hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, filled with good food and even better memories. At Daily Work, we gave thanks for YOU, our wonderful donors, Facebook friends, volunteers, interns, job seekers, ambassadors, and readers of our emails. Each of you make Daily Work possible for determined job seekers in our community. Thank you! Last week, one of our job seekers returned from a trip to Africa. We saw pictures from the wedding and talked excitedly about their hopes to live together in America. Thanks to your support and Daily Work’s coaching, the job …
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