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Here For You During Stay at Home

Hi Daily Work Friends! Marina here, one of Daily Work’s intern case managers. Since we are all still staying at home, I wanted to check in to see how you’re doing in this bizarre and worrisome time we’re facing due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With so much change and turmoil at this time, many of you may be feeling uncertainty about the future and the success of your job search efforts. We are very aware of this concern and want you to know we can support you through this time of change. First and foremost, Daily Work is still taking …
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Is your Communication Violent?

Is your Communication Violent? Marina here, one of Daily Work’s social work interns. I want to share a really interesting method of communication with you. It’s called Nonviolent Communication (NVC), developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD. Now, some of you may be thinking, what on earth does that even mean?! Is my communication violent?? Well, communication can be full of layers–and we often spend a lot of energy trying to decipher what each other is really saying. That’s not to say it is necessarily violent, but sometimes we consciously or subconsciously embed messages in-between-the-lines, or try to control or dominate …
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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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5 Shocking St. Paul Housing Facts

5 Shocking St. Paul Housing Facts What does your home mean to you? My home makes me feel secure and stable. It provides me with basic needs, comfort and relaxation. My room is one of my happy places. I don’t have to question “where will I sleep tonight?” When I wake up in the morning the first activity I do is use the bathroom and brush my teeth. My basic morning routine is done without a thought and I use all the resources I desire. Out of habit, I don’t think twice about the necessities I have. Opportunity St. Paul’s …
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So… What really is Halloween?

So… What really is Halloween? For some Americans Halloween is a chance to dress up as their favorite super hero or possibly a scary monster and for kids, get lots of yummy candy. There are movies, décor, and apparel all dedicated to this time of the year. But where did this tradition of dressing up as someone else and buying expensive costumes originate? These things may make it seem like an American tradition to go door-to-door asking strangers for treats and candy, but where did it all start? Definitely. According to History.com (https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/samhain) Halloween is a tradition hailing from Celtic …
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Want to Get Motivated?

Want to Get Motivated? Sometimes it can be tough getting motivated. We’ve all been there; up against the wall of ‘which way to turn next’. Maybe you’ve lost steam on your job hunt– applying for what seems like hundreds of jobs, but not getting any bites. Perhaps you’re not sure which path to head down, what next steps to take. Maybe you’re just not feeling very engaged or interested in making a change because you don’t have the energy or time. We know the feeling!! Getting motivated can feel like an uphill battle, but with some nifty techniques, this process …
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