For years, the Christian Women’s Job Corps of Madison County has been giving women the tools they need to improve their careers and lives. The nonprofit ministry equips women in poverty with opportunities and training they may not otherwise get. SweetWater Marketing had the privilege of producing a video to help tell this ministry’s story. The video was recently unveiled at CWJC’s annual Circles luncheon, a fund raiser for the nonprofit group. The video shares how CWJC is helping women today, and you can see it here:
In 1994, the Birmingham-based Women’s Missionary Union met to discuss ways it could better help women in need. Spurred by a visit to poverty-stricken areas of Appalachia, they noticed that one of the most effective ways to help women change their lives for the better via one-on-one mentoring relationships. The group now operates in more than 200 sites across the U.S., offering a comprehensive program including GED tutoring, Bible study, computer classes and life skills training, all free of charge. The mentor-protégé relationship helps build the students’ confidence. Graduates also have access to a career clothes closet to help ready them for job interviews.
CWJC was recognized by the White house in 1999 as a viable program for assisting women in transition from Welfare to work, and the Madison County group in 2014 received the Nonprofit of the Year Award from the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce.
“Christian Women’s Job Corps is such a great organization,” said Brenda Pearce, SweetWater Marketing’s president. “We are happy to support them.”