The concept of nonprofit centers is relatively new. So it makes sense that most people have never heard of them or don’t quite understand them. More nonprofit centers are being built across North America right now and for good reason: they work.
One of our partners at the Serve Denton Center, Community Services, Inc. was recently asking herself "How can I better serve my clients who are in need of food?"
Community Services, Inc. is already partnering with community gardens in Denton and Hunt Counties to provide additional food for their clients.
In 2017, our partner agencies collectively served 6,195 adults and children! This number is only possible because of the people and organizations like Allison Engineering, Medical City Denton, and First United Bank who believe in Serve Denton. So, a huge thank you goes out to our faithful supporters.
There are around 728,000 people in Denton County, with an unemployment rate of 3.2% (April 2015). This means about 23,322 people are unemployed. And when we say people, we could be talking about your aunt, best friend, neighbor or the man you just walked across the crosswalk with. Serve Denton is entering into this space by providing a job fair for the Denton community. The purpose of this event is to connect people who need jobs with businesses who have job openings!
Local nonprofit agencies like Vision Ministries, Health Services of North Texas and Giving Hope, Inc. will also attend the job fair to provide information about their services to job seekers. These local businesses and nonprofit agencies will be giving 20-minute seminars throughout the day on topics like Banking 101; Your Resume is a Marketing Tool, Not a Biography; How to Apply & Interview for Jobs; and Getting a Job with a Troubled Past. There will also be an interview room on-site for employers to go through the interview process with applicants. The faster we can help people find jobs, the better.
We want all job seekers to be able to take part in this event, so there is no cost to attend. Job seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and bring plenty of copies of their resume!
For more information about the job fair and sponsorship opportunities, please click on the button below or email Joye Williams at email@example.com.
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This is the second segment of our "Homelessness in Denton" episode! We talked to Leslie Wisenbaker, the chair of the Denton County Homeless Coalition, and Michael Pirtle, the director of Vision Ministries, about what is already going on to alleviate homelessness in Denton and what the community can do to help.