FINANCIAL COACHING: Through one-on-one coaching, the WRC will help you build smart money habits and focus on the financial bottom line. A financial advisor will work with you to create a plan to establish or rebuild credit, develop personal budgets, address debt, and save money through mainstream financial institutions.
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: The WRC can help you with job placement, re-employment, and/or career advancement. An employment specialist will assess your education, employment experience, skills and interests to connect you to jobs and education workshops. We’ll stick with you every step of the way – making sure you have bus passes and work-related clothing for interviews, and providing long-term counseling support to help you further your career and apply for higher level positions.
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY: Our onsite computer lab has 12 computer stations, education software and adult learning technology resources. The Digital Literacy Instructor (funded by LISC AmeriCorps) provides digital literacy classes, technology instruction, and basic computer classes for job readiness training, while providing overall management of the computer center and assistance to independent users.
EDUCATION PREPARATION: Staff at the WRC can also help you reach your education goals with GED preparation and college readiness courses. Advisors will work with you to set realistic goals and make a long-term plan for success.
SOCIAL SUPPORT SERVICES: WRC also offers residents and the Woodlawn community behavioral health, wellness and other supportive services for school age youth to senior citizens.
If you need help with something that isn’t listed here, contact us for more information. We have partnerships with a variety of services, including early childhood and education programs with the Woodlawn Children’s Promise Community, public safety programming with the Woodlawn Public Safety Alliance, homeownership assistance with Neighborhood Housing Services, and referrals to other service providers, including the YMCA, CEDA, Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Harris Park, CARA, MetroSquash, After School Matters, Sunshine Gospel Ministries, and Friend Family Health Center.