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Work Life


This program is built on the idea of transformative relationships and a mutual learning environment. The curriculum sets up Allies and Participants (students) to walk together as they study vocational stewardship.

The class is interactive and gives an opportunity to build and practice soft skills, focusing on communication and resolving conflict, workplace culture, defining goals, developing a resume and cover letter, and practice interviewing. We tie in with community resources to aid with job hunting and the practice of these areas, visit a job fair, and interact with actual employers throughout the class, seeking to help expand the network of our participants.

Since 2014, we have offered a jobs ministry and have had the privilege of walking alongside nearly 40 individuals as they seek a sustainable change in their life and work. As Charlottesville’s immigrant and refugee population increases, we have the opportunity to welcome those individuals and hope to be a part of helping them to flourish in our city.


Class: Tuesday evenings 6–9pm, starting January 29 and ending May 21. Each class begins with a meal, and childcare is provided. Rooms 201-202.

Graduation: Sunday, May 26, 10–11am. Room: Sanctuary

Ally Training: We will meet for three Tuesday evening sessions before class starts. All trainings will feature interactive discussion and leverage some Chalmers Center video resources. Sign up to be an Ally.
January 8, 7–8:30pm—Work Life program overview and orientation, Ally role.
January 15, 6:30–8:30pm (meal provided)—Concepts around poverty and mutual marred identifies.
January 22, 6:30–8:30pm (meal provided)—Building trust and engaging in relationship;motivational interviewing.

Download the program one-sheeter for students


Please consider how you and/or your small group can support this ministry.

1. Serve as an ally to walk alongside a student each week of class. Sign up here.

2. Provide a meal for our class, as we start off with fellowship. (Assistance with food expense is available if needed.) Sign up here.

3. If you are in the business community, this is a great opportunity to share your agency and connections with people in our community who lack these resources. Help us find employers willing to interview a graduate for a job, or participate in one of our classes to share your knowledge with our students.

Contact Rachel Schnorr or Sandra Johnson.


Trinity’s 5-week Fall 2018 education block—Mercy Ministry in Our Time and Place

The Chalmers Center videos (an excellent overview of the posture and purpose of this course)


We thank Adrienne Eichner and the Charlottesville Photography Initiative for these wonderful photos!