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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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Education: The Cure and the Problem

Education: The Cure and the Problem When working with job seekers at Daily Work, our focus tends to be the immediate job search process. However, lately, many of the job seekers I work with have decided to pursue education of one form or another. Whether they are taking a class to get their GED or entering a graduate-level degree program, these job seekers have to carefully balance their families, work, and other obligations, not to mention their finances, for a chance at better opportunities later. This takes massive amounts of dedication and work for which these job seekers should be …
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Daily Work Earns Charities Review Council’s Meets Standards® Seal

We Are a Meets Standards® Organization!   Daily Work  Earns Charities Review Council’s Meets Standards® Seal We’re thrilled to announce that Daily Work is now a Charities Review Council Meets Standards® organization! Nonprofit organizations, such as Daily Work, earn the Meets Standards® seal by voluntarily participating in Charities Review Council’s Accountability Wizard® review process. The only web-based product of its kind, the Accountability Wizard® is a time-tested tool, elevated by nationally recognized capacity building practitioners and philanthropic thought leaders. The Accountability Wizard® is based on Charities Review Council’s 25 Accountability Standards®, a balance of nonprofit sector promising practices, public expectations, …
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Personal Care Pacs

Personal Care Pacs It’s the middle of winter in Minnesota and it is COLD. I never thought about the value of lotion until the Daily Work staff made personal care pacs for job-seekers. The number one request from men and women alike?  Lotion! Winters are hard on everyone and with extra dollars going towards the heating bills, a few necessary personal care products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand lotion, and body wash can save a few bucks for job seekers…and ensure they are fresh and ready for their next interview. Daily Work interns and volunteers brainstormed on what to do …
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Hot Meals for the Holidays

Hot Meals for the Holidays By: April Pierce, Communications & Web Services Intern The end of 2018 is only a few weeks away, and with it comes the exciting and hectic holiday season. No matter your background, the holidays give you the opportunity to reconnect with your loved ones. Gifts, family get-togethers, food, and decorations are just a few of the things that job-seeking families might be struggling to budget for this month. The list below includes some helpful hot meal events available to those who are interested. 1. The Salvation Army – Description: The Salvation Army will be holding their annual …
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How Daily Work Helped Me

How Daily Work Helped Me By: Marsue McKarr, Case Management Intern Since starting my internship at Daily Work in May 2018, I’ve learned a lot about myself. As an immigrant myself, I learned that I often categorize all immigrants as having the same problems, but through meeting job seekers at Daily Work, I now see how different and unique each of us is.  We all have our own individual strengths and problems. I have met clients who are more familiar with the computer than I am. I have also seen clients that have had a job for more than 5-10 …
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Daily Work Holiday Donation Drive – Make Someone’s Holiday Happier

Daily Work Holiday Donation Drive – Make Someone’s Holiday Happier As a child, I loved the holiday season! The holidays are a special time when you can spend time with family and friends, see festive decorations everywhere you go, and listen to special holiday music and stories. Getting presents is also a holiday tradition that also can create a lot of joy for children. At Daily Work, job seekers with children are often concerned about how they will be able to get presents for their children when money is tight. In order to ease this stress, Daily Work is accepting …
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