TUPELO – A Tupelo organization that builds women’s self esteem and trains them for life’s challenges is looking for volunteers.
The Christian Women’s Job Corps, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, will start fall classes Sept. 19, and instructors need help teaching subjects like keyboarding, money management and nutrition. Sewing, jobs for life and keyboarding also will be offered, along with communications and success training.
Mississippi routinely ranks among the poorest states, and women, particularly single mothers, are among the poorest of the poor. The CWJC pairs women with strong, female Christian mentors who help them develop the skills they need to succeed in life.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for a Christian woman to grow in her walk of faith. We always get more than we give,” said Cathy Davis, executive director of the Tupelo CWJC, the longest existing site in the state.
Volunteers are required to sign a covenant statement of faith, affirming their Christian beliefs.
The classes, which last for eight weeks, will be held Monday through Wednesday from 8:45 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. People interested in volunteering should call Davis at (662) 840-9007. Fall orientation for students will be Sept. 13-14 at the CWJC’s headquarters, the old Whitfield home next to Tupelo First Baptist Church. Orientation for volunteers and instructors will be Sept. 13 at 2 p.m.
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