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Making It Work Program

Making It Work (MIW) is a four-week, 20 day job readiness program for Food Supplement Program (formerly Food Stamps) recipients.

  • The program aims to prepare participants to enter and succeed in the workforce.

  • The following classes are offered in the program:
    • Skills Assessment
    • Self-Assessment
    • Resume Building
    • Networking
    • Interviewing Techniques
    • Job Search Strategies
    • Computer Literacy
    • Problem Solving
  • 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 Friday 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
Phone: 410-853-3875

Revised May 11, 2016         


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