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Something I wish Everyone Knew

Something I wish Everyone Knew Daily Work’s mission is to provide mentoring and employment services so job seekers can thrive. Through our mission, we are doing our part to create a community where everyone can work, grow, and contribute. But that’s not the whole story. Something else I wish everyone knew is that Daily Work doesn’t find dead-end, minimum wage jobs for our job seekers. We sit down with each job seeker individually and learn what they need in a job in order to thrive. We don’t just group everyone together and get them whatever job we feel would be …
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How do you make your voice heard?

How do you make your voice heard? Social Work Day at the Capitol took place Monday, April 8, and all four Daily Work interns participated. By having Social Work Day at the Capitol, social workers are able to represent their career and advocate for the services that will benefit the people that they work with. A large number of social work students attend the event and meet with legislators to discuss topics like mental health services in schools and community programs for older adults. When I was in a group meeting with a representative, many of the students in the …
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The Triple Trauma often Faced by Refugees and Immigrants

The Triple Trauma often Faced by Refugees and Immigrants When working with people at Daily Work, we strive to know about their personal life experiences because these experiences shape their perceptions and how they interact with the world. At Daily Work. Many job seekers are immigrants or refugees. Moving to a new country can be a very stressful experience and in many cases, it causes trauma. For refugees especially, they often have experienced a “triple trauma paradigm”. David Schuchman, a social worker with 30+ years’ experience working with immigrants and refugees, recently spoke at a Daily Work staff meeting to …
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25+ Students Interested in Internships with Daily Work

25+ Students Interested in Internships with Daily Work It may seem hard to believe, but Daily Work will likely select all of its Fall 2019 interns by the end of April. The process for attracting students is very competitive; more than 80 social service agencies attended the “Field Fair” on the University of Minnesota Campus to share information about internship opportunities for students. The “field fair” is essentially a mini-trade show for Master of Social Work students from the University of Minnesota (UMN) and Augsburg University to learn about internship (field) opportunities. Eleven students from the fair expressed interest in …
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Your Thrivent Choice Dollars Expire March 31, 2019

Your Thrivent Choice Dollars Expire March 31, 2019 To our Thrivent Financial Members, don’t forget to allocate your Thrivent Choice Dollars! You have until March 31, 2019 to direct your dollars…or they will expire forever! Eligible Thrivent Financial members can direct how Thrivent distributes a portion of its charitable funds each year. The Thrivent Choice dollars you receive are based on your insurance premiums, contract values and Thrivent volunteer leadership. You receive dollars for those activities that can be directed to charities like Daily Work!  Every year Daily Work benefits from more than $5,000 in contributions from Thrivent members! To allocate your …
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2019 Winter/Spring Newsletter

March 2019  Updates curated from our blog…to see more visit http://daily-work.org/blog/ Save the Date: Friday, May 10Daily Work Steps To Success Luncheon 2019 Each year, Daily Work’s Steps to Success Luncheon brings together members from all parts of our community; business and non-profit leaders, volunteers, service partners, and donors to learn more about Daily Work and experience first-hand testimonials about the impact of their support. Together, we are reducing economic disparities in our community by helping people increase their incomes through work. The 2019 Steps Luncheon promises to be the best yet! There is no cost to attend the event. Lunch …
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New day. New venue. Same powerful stories.

New day. New venue. Same powerful stories. Daily Work Steps to Success Luncheon 2019 “I had survived through war. Moved across the world. Learned new skills. I had started a new life, but I was worried I would not be able to get a job and support my family,” Baryogar Johnson, 2018 Steps Luncheon Speaker (pictured here). Each year, Daily Work’s Steps to Success Luncheon brings together members from all parts of our community; business and non-profit leaders, volunteers, service partners, and donors to learn more about Daily Work and experience first-hand testimonials about the impact of their support. Together, …
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Building A Connection

Building A Connection “How was your weekend?” Salim asked me one recent Monday morning. That simple question was meaningful to me. Here’s why: Salim’s interest in my life demonstrates to me that we’re building a rapport. Our interactions are not just one-sided, but a two-way street where we both feel invested in the relationship and the goals we set together. Rapport also demonstrates mutual understanding and a higher comfort level in sharing concerns or questions.  The online dictionary defines rapport as “a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other’s feelings or ideas and …
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You Are Your Resume

You Are Your Resume As both a volunteer and job seeker at Daily Work I have been on both sides of the coin; seeing others who need work and dealing with my own struggles to return to work myself. When I am ready to return to work, the first major step in my process will be to update my resume. I have been out of work for quite some time dealing with significant health issues. When I return to work, I will have to explain the gap in my work history carefully…being sure to be both honest and still not …
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Daily Work Job Position: Director of Development

Looking for a new challenge? Daily Work is hiring!  Live your passion for social justice as Director of Development at Daily Work. Daily Work supports early-stage job seekers in developing the skills and experience needed to break away from part-time, sporadic, low-paid employment and transition to financially-stable career pathways. We are located in St. Paul, behind the State Capitol building. Through employment services and mentoring, we work together with job seekers to increase their incomes through work, which reduces economic disparities and creates positive, across-the-board impact on the health and wellness of our entire community. Daily Work is seeking a Development …
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