Christian Women’s Job Corps Comes to Charleston
We are pleased to announce the opening of Christian Women’s Job Corps of Charleston. The name can be a little deceiving. CWJC isn’t a job placement agency; it is a group of Christian individuals who see the importance in ministering to those who are in need of a hand up and not a hand out.
The organization is operating out of donated space at the Charleston First Free Will Baptist Church. The ministry is a community, nondenominational effort that is associating with the Charleston Ministerial Alliance and all local churches.
Kaye Robertson is serving as the Charleston site director and Miranda Curbow as the site co-director. Kaye and Miranda recently attended classes in Louisiana in order to become certified as site directors.
CWJC of Charleston is set up as a satellite office of the Fort Smith Christian Women’s Job Corps and operates under a 50IC3. The organization is run by a staff of volunteers. These range from site director, prayer team, advisory council, mentor, classroom instructors, office staff, etc.
CWJC of Charleston has based its organizational structure on a successful national model that is a ministry of Women’s Missionary Union, which started in March of 1997. CWJC has over 300 sites across the U.S., as well as some international sites.
Each CWJC site operates autonomously, but all share a common purpose, bringing women to Christ and improving their home and work lives. It is an interdenominational ministry that believes sisters in Christ, which may attend a variety of churches, can share in the outreach ministry of Christ together in our community.
The site will soon begin to offer classes for its participants in subjects such as, keyboarding, money management, anger and stress management, conflict resolution, health and nutrition, healthy relationships, goal setting, dress for success, resume writing, and several more.
There are two elements that make CWJC different and more successful than other job assistance programs. They are weekly Bible study and weekly mentoring for each participant. Mentors are assigned to a particular participant and will walk along side of the participant as they travel the road from dependency to self-sufficiency.
If you are interested in learning more about the organization, wish to volunteer, would like to become a participant, or if your church or organization would like to have a presentation on CWJC, please contact Kaye Robertson at 479-965-6770 or Miranda Curbow at 479-965-3612.