Empower Your Community
Empowering Adults seeks to bring hope to individuals after they experience life challenges. Through guided support, participants work with two trained volunteers to set 3-month goals for employment or education. The outcome desired is for the participant to achieve a sustainable job that pays above the poverty line. This empowers them to dream again. UpWorks partners with the faith communities, businesses, and nonprofits to provide strong support throughout the process.
How it Works
“I thought addiction destroyed my chances at pursuing my call to ministry. However, my life advocates spoke life into me and reminded me that God has not given up on me. Now I am finishing his ministry training and pursuing my call to ministry. I am rediscovering the plan God has for my life and I recently become a Life Advocate so I can pay it forward!”Mitch
“I was raised in a dysfunctional family environment where I was introduced to drugs and alcohol at the age 12. I carried this addiction through my adolescent and early adulthood years causing legal trouble. I entered UpWorks two months before graduating from Minnesota Adult and Team Challenge. During my journey with the UpWorks Life Advocates, I completed my self-discovery and determined that I had a passion for warehouse logistics and electrical work. I landed a job as a forklift operator starting over $15 per hour. In three short months, I have been promoted. My employer is sending me to Electrician Training School (tuition paid) and plans to move me up in the company. I am so excited about the bright prospects of my future.”Javier