Where Did You Start the Race?
By Julie Hoff, Executive Director
Even from a young age, I noticed that not everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed. Think of getting a job as a race; if your opponent has a 50 foot head start, do you really have an equal chance of winning the race?
Starting 50 feet behind everyone else is what getting a job is like for many people who don’t look, dress, or talk in the ways favored in the American workforce...and this is the unfortunate reality of nearly every person that walks through Daily Work’s door. Read More
By Chelsea Pedersen, Case Management Intern
When working with people at Daily Work, most of whom have names that are not typical American names, I can't help but feel worried that some of them will be passed up for a job because of something out of their control, even when they are very qualified, and in my opinion, very great people.
I think in our society we have become so immune to filling out personal information such as name, age, gender and so on that we have not thought about how that can be discriminatory against some people... Read More
By Lee Olafson, Visual Communications Volunteer
As a visual communications volunteer at Daily Work, I recently was reminded of the importance of non-verbal communication skills when a job seeker stopped in on a Wednesday, a day the office is normally closed. The job seeker, we’ll call her Adia, was desperate to apply online to a job that was going to close that day.
I tried to explain to Adia that the office was closed and that I could not help her or meet her needs. This was extremely difficult to convey to her... Read More
By Theresa Johnson, Case Management Intern
At Daily Work, one of the employment barriers that we see is a job seeker without a driver's license due to unpaid fees and penalties incurred through driving offenses.
For people living in poverty, even minor infractions, such as parking or fix-it tickets can lead to years of trouble such as added fees and penalties, warrants for arrest, arrests, bail, court dates, garnished wages and garnished tax returns, to name a few.... Read More
Thank you to Kingdom of the Lotus!
More than 75 people turned out on Sunday, February 28 for a special concert of Khmer music and dance performed by the Twin Cities' multi-cultural performing group, Kingdom of the Lotus. The concert featured a special dance, traditionally only performed for Cambodian royalty.
Proceeds from the free concert benefited Daily Work and resulted in more than $1,000 that will be used to help people in poverty prepare for and find work that pays a living wage and offers opportunities for advancement. Kingdom of the Lotus is one of the many building partners, including Daily Work that benefits from utilizing space at Christ on Capitol Hill.
Thank you to Kingdom of the Lotus and Christ on Capitol Hill for helping to make this special concert possible. It is partnership like these that make our community a better place for us all.
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4th Annual Steps To Success Luncheon
Register for this year's event and check out last year's memorable moments, courtesy of Beverly Van Dell, event photographer. Watch Slideshow
Wednesday May 11, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (registration at 11:30 a.m.)
Midpointe Event Center
415 Pascal Street North, St. Paul
(Just north of I-94 between Snelling & Hamline)
Winter/Spring 2016 Event Calendar
Cambodian Music Concert
February 28 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Christ on Capitol Hill, 105 University Ave.
The concert is free to attend, but any donations received will benefit Daily Work!
First and Third Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
105 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN 55103
- March 1 - Guest speaker Eric Miller from Resource, Inc.
- March 15
- April 5 & 19
- May 3 & 17
Steps to Success Luncheon
Wednesday May 11, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.
Midpointe Event Center
415 Pascal Street North, St. Paul, MN - just north of I-94 between Snelling and Hamline
Youth Leadership In The City
Daily Work is a partner to this new and exciting program!
First and Third Sundays from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
One of the key factors of this program will be adult mentors paired with a youth to guide them in the program. If you are looking for a new way to give back in your community, consider coming to the next information session! Mentor training and ongoing support will be provided! Please call Julie Hoff at 651-204-3043 for more information!