When people and families feel financially stable, they are better able to contribute to the overall health of their communities, in both tangible and intangible ways.
Our Workforce and Business Development team helps people achieve financial stability and independence, so that they can help contribute to their communities through increased purchasing power and paying property and wage taxes.
MVI’s program is effectively designed to help unemployed and under-employed Mon Valley residents to learn about job opportunities and become prepared for them.
We help our participants identify realistic career goals and help them develop strategies to overcome obstacles. During regular one-on-one meetings, we help them customize their resumes, practice their interviewing and “soft skills” techniques, discuss tools to add their job searches and introduce them to potential employers.
As a fully operational Financial Opportunity Center, we also provide both group-oriented and one-on-one financial coaching.
Supporting Re-Entry to the Workforce
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Re-Entry Coalition (SPARC) was formed by MVI to coordinate resources for individuals whose criminal record is an obstacle to finding a job and rebuilding their careers.