JfL CORE Training: Paterson, NJ (July 20-21)

**Registration for this event is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact training@jobsforlife.org.**

JfL CORE Training helps you and your team utilize the JfL Class tool and teaches the necessary steps to plan, start and sustain a Jobs for Life ministry at your church or organization.

Throughout this training, you will be led through biblical principles, proven strategies and logistics that assist you and your team in preparing men and women for meaningful work in your city. This live training course will connect all participants involved through interactive facilitation, group discussions and exercises.
** For new JfL sites (who have not yet led at least one JfL class), at least two members of your ministry/organization must attend JfL CORE **

Dates & Times:
Friday, July 20 (6:00PM-8:15PM / dinner will be provided) -
Saturday, July 21 (9:00AM-4:30PM / continental breakfast and lunch will be provided)

Star of Hope Ministries
34 Broadway
Paterson, NJ 07501

Parking Details:

Metered street parking is available and if there are open spots, volunteers are welcome to park in the clergy parking in front of the building (we will give you clergy/visitor parking decals).  

Municipal (Paid) Parking is available on Ellison St. at Paterson Parking Authority Site #10, one corner behind SOHM building.  It’s only one block away.  When you exit the parking garage, cut through the NJ Transit bus depot, and Star of Hope is right next door. Be mindful, this lot closes at 8pm. Star of Hope will provide vouchers for CORE participants who choose to park in the municipal parking garage.

Nearby Hotels:
Hilton Garden Inn Wayne
15 Nevins Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

Residence Inn Wayne
30 Nevins Roads
Wayne, NJ 07470

La Quinte Inn & Suites Fairfeild, NJ
38 Two bridges Road
Fairfield, NJ 07004

Hotel Block Discount:  A local hotel has generously offered a discount for anyone coming in from out of town for this training, this hotel is just over 10 min away. See the info below.

Hyatt Place Fairlawn
41-01 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Room available for 79.00+tax.

Mention Star of Hope, Jobs for Life CORE training, ask for Kasim. (We will need those final room booking by July 14th)


** For new JfL sites (who have not yet led at least one JfL class), at least two members of your ministry/organization must attend JfL CORE **
  • Implement proven strategies for building relationships among the unemployed and underemployed and how to incorporate core asset-based community development principles in your ministry.
  • Learn the necessary steps for preparation of your upcoming JfL jobs training course, including how to recruit your team, businesses and students, how to access training materials and how to use online tools to manage your class.
  • Understand the true role and responsibilities of mentors and proven strategies for building genuine and effective relationships with students.
  • Learn proactive ways to address common and unique roadblocks that the class or students may face.
  • Learn how to cultivate an environment of celebration and how to define and measure the impact your class is having on volunteers and students.
  • Develop framework for action plan implementation.
  • This training is required to facilitate a JfL Class and to gain access to the JfL Curriculum.



Friday, July 20: Evening Session (6:00PM-8:15PM)
6:00-6:30pm - Registration/Dinner
6:30-8:00pm - Mock JfL Class
8:00-8:15pm - Wrap Up

Saturday, July 21: Morning Session (9:00AM-12:00PM)

  • Importance of valuing all life
  • What God’s Word says about work and its importance to all of our lives
  • Identifying the value of community assets
  • Building relationships with people experiencing unemployment
  • Building genuine and lasting relationships
  • Steps to recruit and build a strong and cohesive leadership team
  • Engage and build relationships with businesses and community resource agencies
  • Mentor’s role and responsibilities
  • Principles that shape the posture and perspective mentors must have when building relationships and the importance of listening
Saturday, July 21Afternoon Session (1PM-4:30PM)
  • Class logistics and timeline
  • Adult education principles and how to facilitate effective learning
  • Common physical and emotional roadblocks that impact employment
  • Strategies for overcoming roadblocks and barriers
  • Accessing advertising tools for your class to recruit training course participants
  • Definition of true success and how to evaluate your class impact
  • Cultivate an environment for celebration
  • Developing framework for action plan implementation


**Registration for this event is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact training@jobsforlife.org.**