In the Fall of 2014, civil unrest broke out in Ferguson, MO.
In an effort to heal, the Ferguson community started their first Jobs for Life class. Two churches and 45 business and community volunteers rallied around eight students, with a focus on identity, character, community, and the dignity of work.
Within two months of graduating from the class, six of the students had already found a job.
Ken Jenkins, pastor and co-site leader at Refuge and Restoration Church, says, "Through JfL, my church and many others have been equipped to offer the hope in both word and deed.”