We have special software for computer training. The students will learn MicroSoft office, typing, email, internet, personal computer, preparing winning resumes and in addition will provide homework assistance and mentoring. Using these programs will help students prepare for the job market and will have a tremendous impact on their lives in the future.
Community Needs Assessment
Did You Know?
Richmond VA has an unemployment rate, from a post peak low of 5.2% in February 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points.
The poverty rate in Richmond VA is Based on the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey Richmond 26.30%
Virginia’s capital city continued to have the highest poverty rate in the state, with one in four residents living at or below the poverty line, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Among the 814 localities included in the survey, Richmond ranked 31st for the highest poverty rate in the United States in 2012
Poverty in Richmond is exacerbated by unemployment, poor education, inadequate job-skill training and limited transportation.
Making A Difference For You Inc. was organized 2002 exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Specifically, Making A Difference For You will help individuals reach their highest potential through knowledge, which will be an increase to inspire one to succeed.
The primary activities of Making A Difference For You, that will occupy about 60% of the organization's time, will focus on PC Training, Windows Training, Word Training, Excel Training, Internet Basics Training, Email, Typing, Self Esteem Building, Preparing Winning Resumes, and Managing Money.
Occupying the other 40% of the organizations time will focus on homework assistance and additional programs.
Skilled and trained instructors will assist individuals in accomplishing their necessary goals; MAD4 YU will produce a variety of instructional materials, both printed and electronic to aide in reaching goals. MAD4YU will have a website that's linked to a wide array of educational sites which will assist individuals who do not have access to a computer or the Internet.
A registration process will be designed to determine what areas of weakness we should focus on to better assist the individuals. This registration process is the key to our charitable mission.
The Tri-Cities of Virginia (also known as the Tri-City area or the Appomattox Basin) is an area in the Greater Richmond Region which includes the three independent cities of Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Hopewell and portions of the adjoining counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, and Prince George in south-central VirginiaRichmond and Tri-cities.
Advise clients or cutomers, answer customer or public inquires, modified work procedures or processes to meet deadlines, purchasing, receiving, obtained information from clients, obtained information from individuals, oversee execution of organizational and program policies, plan and organize work, prepare reports for management, took messages, used time magagement skills and performed work as a team member and individual Legal documents and lawyer representation to close high profile purchases.
Complete help of services with people from transportation to housing and helping people to have complete people skills. 25 years of service in promotions, special events and outdoor festivals, undercover security for 500 to 1500 people.
The top three challenges to getting out of poverty identified were:
With recent budget cuts, residents are finding themselves without jobs and un-employment benefits, fewer work hours, and fewer to no job training and placement opportunities.
Past challenges have centered on affordability of post-secondary education. Today, people are concerned that they are being “locked out” of school by the decrease in entry slots and class offerings. Getting a degree is taking much longer for many people, especially the poor who rely on public higher education.
Budget cuts have reduced or eliminated many community services. People are frustrated with not having up-to-date community resource information. “Newly poor” residents do not know where to go to obtain information.
MAD4YU will address these challenges by strengthening and growing programs in the priority areas, expanding partnerships and collaboratives, and implementing continuous best practices.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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