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New Fall Interns

Meet Our New Interns! Fall is here again and with it we welcome new social work interns to Daily Work. We are fortunate to have four talented women from St. Kate’s/St. Thomas and for the first time, University of Wisconsin River Falls joining us for the school year. Brit, Maihlee, Brittany, and Hannah (shown above, from left to right) will join Metro State students Koua, Kalia, and Adriana, who will all be graduating this December with bachelor degrees in social work from Metro State University.  Now with seven interns, Daily Work has more than twice as much capacity to serve …
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School and Work Success Begin at Home

School and Work Success Begin at Home By Kalia Vang Minnesota continues to have one of the worst gaps in the country for school achievement between white children and children of color. As the daughter of parents who were refugees from Laos and now that I’m a mom myself, I often think about how I can help my three-year old daughter succeed in school. Now that I’ve been interning at Daily Work, I also think about how I can help her be prepared to have a job someday. According to National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD) “Families of youth, …
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“Ready To Learn”

“Ready to Learn” By Amanda Teske, former Case Management Intern Last summer, I decided I wanted to challenge myself with an internship somewhere. I am studying Psychology at the University of Minnesota and wanted more experience with Psychology or something close to it. Through the help of a family friend, I was referred to a nonprofit organization called Daily Work. I started in May of 2015 and I came back this summer as well. Starting at Daily Work was a challenge for me. I had never done any work/volunteering where I helped people one-to-one, like we do at Daily Work …
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You Are A Hero!

You are a Hero! Dear Daily Work Donors: My name is Koua Fong Lee. I am a Metro State University social work student interning at Daily Work. This is my senior year and I will be here at Daily Work until I graduate in December.   One thing I have learned during my internship is that the funding Daily Work receives does not come from the government at all, but it comes from individual donors in the community who deeply care about other people’s lives. This impressed me and made me want to write this letter to thank everyone who …
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Issac Is No Longer Delayed

Issac Is No Longer Delayed Isaac is a cheerful, soft-spoken man of about 50. He wears dark glasses, both due to light sensitivity and blindness in one eye. He vividly remembers the day he arrived in Minnesota; July 11, 2002. After nearly two days of travel to get from Ethiopia to Minneapolis, his plane couldn’t land because Air Force One had taken over MSP International Airport. While he didn’t know it at the time, landing a living wage job in Minnesota would be a lot like waiting for his plane to land….Delayed! “I was working overnights and making $9.35 an …
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August 2016 Newsletter

August 2016   If our eNewsletter seems different, that’s because it is! We are using a new database and email system so that we can improve our communication with you! Our goal is to send you accurate, compelling information so that you can see the impact of your partnership on the job seekers at Daily Work. In that spirit, here are a few questions that will ensure we are sending only the information you want! Is your name at the top of the email right? If not, let me know, and I’ll get it fixed right away! Are you receiving this email in …
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National Night Out Tonight Aug 2

Are you hungry…for fun and food?  Then join Daily Work, together with Christ on Capitol Hill and Rock of Ages, for National Night Out! We will provide a variety of potluck food, BBQ, chicken wings, games and more! \ Festivities will be held tonight, August 2, in the Peace Garden (faces University Avenue) from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. No need to RSVP, just come as you are! All are welcome. Address: 105 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN 55103

The Changing Face of Networking

The Changing Face of Networking Finding work is not quite what it used to be. The 21st century is witness to a profound transformation in the way Americans connect with potential employers and colleagues. Last month, software juggernaut Microsoft announced publicly its intentions to acquire the social network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion U.S.D. Though this substantial corporate acquisition is just the latest in a string of Microsoft purchases, (with dozens of smaller tech firms joining the Microsoft fold since 2010) it reflects the changing means by which Americans find employment. LinkedIn, founded in 2008, describes itself as “the world’s largest …
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The Turning Point For Stephen

The Turning Point for Stephen  Stephen got a job with Daily Work’s help, but not in the usual way. Yes, he got a new resume, a cover letter and application assistance at Daily Work, but the pivotal moment for Stephen was attending the Steps to Success Luncheon on May 11. “Being at the banquet was motivational for me,” Stephen said. “I used to think no one would hire me because of my age, but I was so inspired by the speakers at the banquet that I thought if they can do it, I can do it!” To get back to …
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Job Club Is Now Every Week

Job Club Is Now Every Week! Are you looking for a job? Have you heard about Daily Work’s Job Club? Have you thought about attending, but couldn’t make it? Then I’ve got good news for you! Starting today July 5, our Job Club is now every week. Job Club takes place every Tuesday from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. The primary focus of each session is interview practice, so if you’re looking for a job, please drop in to make sure you’re prepared for your next call for an interview. We also talk about the skills needed to effectively network and …
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