Rise 2 Work provides job-driven,
skills-based training that leads to meaningful employment for FNS
(food stamps) recipients. It is part of the voluntary N.C. Food and Nutrition Services Employment and Training program, intended to increase FNS recipients' skills, careers, and ultimately their families' financial well-being.
Rise 2 Work offers:
Mecklenburg County Community Resource CenterValerie C. Woodard Center3205 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NCBus routes: 2, 8, 30, 34Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Central Piedmont Community College1412 East 4th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204Bus routes: 9, 14, 15, 17, 25, 27704-330-2722, Ext. 3077 or 3139www.cpcc.edu/ccrOrientation: Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Free Training: GED®, HiSET® and adult high school instruction, CompTIA IT computer certification A+, air conditioning, heating and refrigeration, early childhood education, welding technology, and more.
Other Services: Soft skills certification, occupational trainings, interview and resume prep, and career planning.
Orientation: Drop in Monday - Friday
Free Training: Working Smart soft skills for
workplace success. Those who complete are guaranteed an interview in
their field of interest. LifeWorks! provides practical training,
employment assistance, help in defining personal values, and help to
make thinking and behaviors better match those values. Seeking Safety program for managing trauma.
Other Services: Employment networking with employers
who are willing to hire people with criminal records. Onsite banking and
Free Training: 14-week culinary arts
program, including everything from soup stocks to sauces, knife
skills, workshops on different cooking techniques, hands-on
participatory classes, and chefs doing demos.
Other Services: Life and literacy skills, substance abuse prevention services, and career placement.
5301 Wilkinson Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28208Bus route: 5704-372-3434www.goodwillsp.orgOrientation: Wednesdays at 9 a.m.
10, customer, administrative and business services, Microsoft Office
specialist, fundamentals of IT, Salesforce Academy, Office 365 Cloud
Computing, introduction to web design and development, A+ helpdesk
support, and code immersion.
Other Services: Career development specialists, Goodworks staffing agency, onsite banking, child care, and health clinic.
Orientation: Tuesdays at 9 a.m.
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, highway construction, fiber
optics and broadband, Microsoft and customer service specialist, and medical coding.
Other Services: Bi-monthly career fairs, high school completion classes, entrepreneurship, and youth programs.
3205 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208Earl Wright, 980-314-8464Bus routes: 2, 8, 30, 34
Orientations: Monday-Friday (multiple times)
Free Services: Career assessment and guidance. Access
to many training and education programs. Information on the job market.
Resume and cover letter preparation. Interview practice. Free computer
and internet access. NCWorks online job search. Funding for training
programs through WIOA. Job search support, and more.
Center on Institutions and Alternatives, NCIA
517 Blairhill Road, Charlotte, NC 28217
Bus route: 16
those receiving FNS benefits in
CDL-B, automotive repair, and HVAC.
Services: Workforce development, case management, and employment placement
Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)5301 Wilkinson Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28208
Bus route: 5980-260-1576ceoworks.org/locations/charlotte
Free Training: Job start readiness training & retention services
Services: Transitional jobs to permanent job placement, financial literacy, resume writing, etc.
Grace-Mar Services615 East 6th Street, Suite 116, Charlotte, NC 28202
Free Training: Customer service,
Services: YouthBuild, fatherhood, Workfirst, Rise 2 Work, re-entry and housing counseling
Rise 2 Work is available to most Food and Nutrition Services recipients living in Mecklenburg County who are able to work. In accordance with federal civil rights law, programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program info should contact the Agency where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To request a complaint form call 866-632-9992, or visit www.ascr.usda.gov.