Making It Work (MIW) Program
Making It Work is a five-week job readiness program for Food Supplement Program (formerly Food Stamps) recipients.
The program aims to prepare participants for work by providing assessment, adult education, enhancing job search skills, effective interviewing strategies and encouraging effective communication.
Making It Work provides each participant with a coordinator who assists by providing referrals to outside agencies, identifying goals for the future and working on strategies to achieve these goals.
The program offers bus tokens, job placement assistance and on-site child care for ages six weeks to four years.
Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Young Parent Support Center located at 201 Back River Neck Road in Essex, Maryland.
Orientation takes place on Mondays, which is required prior to starting the program.
Denise Olson, Making it Work Coordinator
Nataleen Wilder, Food Stamp Employment and Training Worker
Revised June 20, 2014