3 CUPS OF COFFEE GREW OUT OF A SIMPLE IDEA: THE WAY TO A GREAT JOB IS THROUGH PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIONS.
The creator of 3 Cups of Coffee® – Pennsylvania Women Work – has been a leading workforce development organization that is dedicated to helping women find employment for over 20 years. Their programs have provided women with the skills and tools needed to land a job and achieve economic independence. One of the major challenges individuals were facing after they graduated from their programs was a lack of professional connections. They had the skills, the resume, and the self-confidence, but they weren’t given an opportunity. Why?
The reason was clear — the majority of Pennsylvania Women Work clients had been out of the workforce for a number of years and they didn’t have a professional network.
Research has shown that approximately 80 percent of open jobs are in the “hidden” job market.
The concept of 3 Cups of Coffee was fairly simple – pair a client with a mentor in their job sector and help build their professional network. Matched pairs would meet three times at a local coffee house. They would work together to set goals, explore job possibilities and build professional connections.
JEVS Human Services is partnering with Pennsylvania Women Work to bring 3 Cups of Coffee® to Philadelphia. The program in Philadelphia will serve any individual, regardless of gender, and match them with a mentor in their desired job sector. We are fortunate to partner with Saxbys who is providing free coffee for our mentors and mentees during meetings at Saxbys locations!
Learn more about the national program: http://3cupsofcoffee.org