Workmatters Project Hosts Breakfast Conference for Fathers

Workmatters Project Hosts Breakfast Conference for Fathers



For Immediate Release

For more information:

August 9, 2000

Karla Wynn (410) 396-6609
Keith Sears (410) 396-6392


Mayor's Office of Employment Development/WorkMatters Project


Saturday, January 27, 2001 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon RSVP to Mary Lee at (410) 396-6553 by January 26, 2001


Fathers Seeking Change Breakfast Conference


Pleasant View Gardens
201 N. Aisquith Street, Baltimore, Maryland


The purpose of the Fathers Seeking Change Breakfast is to help area fathers use the services of the WorkMatters Project and Baltimore's Career Center Network to improve their employability skills and find better jobs. 
Those who attend will learn how to cope positively with choices, challenges, and changes in everyday life, and how to become more responsible parents to their children. These fathers will have an opportunity to speak with representatives from the United Parcel Services (UPS), who will be on hand to talk about current career opportunities with the company. To promote holistic services for men, Maximus has also been included on the breakfast program to discuss the child support system and how to effectively navigate their services. 
Breakfast organizers expect between 75 - 100 fathers to attend. The target audience for Saturday's event - the first of several breakfast conferences planned - is men living in and around the East Baltimore area who are having trouble making child support payments and need help obtaining new job skills. However, anyone interested in attending the event or seeking information about services should call WorkMatters at (410) 396-6553. 

WORKMATTERS is an employment and training project for Baltimore City residents. The project helps families increase their wages by enhancing their skill level and preparing participants for career growth and upward mobility. Nearly 1,000 Baltimore City residents have enrolled in the WorkMatters project through ten partner organizations located in Baltimore City. Partner organizations include: Alliance, Incorporated, Baltimore Reads, The Genesis Group, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Housing Authority of Baltimore City, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland Center for Arts and Technology, Payne Memorial Outreach, Sylvan Learning Systems and Peoples' Alternative Service System. WorkMatters is sponsored by the Mayor's Office of Employment Development and the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board.

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