What’s Happening at Solid Ground

Classes for job and school success!

We’re in full swing with trainings on job readiness 101 all the way through career planning and college preparation. Kayla Perea, our Employment and Education Coordinator is leading participants through a number of classes to help prepare our participants to enter the job market equipped with the skills they need to succeed.

Job readiness is the first step in this months’ long program. Participants are learning all about what types of job skills they will need. They are getting interview tips from the field and learning how to write resumes that will get them hired. To top it off, they will have a chance to work on presentation skills so they can nail those interviews.

Then it’s off to career navigation where they will make SMART goals based on each individual’s needs. Participants will hear from experts and hiring managers about different types of jobs that are available, and they will hear first-hand what qualifications they will need to be able to land these jobs.

To end the program, participants will learn about how to become “college ready”. On the list of topics is navigating financial aid and balancing work and school life.

The program will run through the month of January.

At Solid Ground we create opportunities for housing stability, increased economic stability, educational advancement, and improved health and wellness. Committed to the ‘Housing First’ philosophy, Solid Ground moves people out of homelessness and into housing first, then provides person-centered, holistic support and services essential for long-term stability.

About Solid Ground

Solid Ground is an award-winning Minnesota nonprofit whose proven, holistic approach helps families build the strong foundations they need to emerge from homelessness into a brighter future. Through safe, affordable housing and innovative supportive programming, Solid Ground helps families break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for the next generation.

At the heart of Solid Ground is the belief that housing stability is fundamental to the healthy development of children and to a family’s ability to be contributing members of the community. Solid Ground currently runs eight programs in the suburban Ramsey and Washington Counties housing nearly 570 women, men and children annually. Our mission is to prevent and end homelessness for families with children in the communities we serve through housing, resources, and opportunity.