Faith and Work Enterprises
is an innovative, holistic job readiness program helping men gain transferable workforce skills and invaluable hands-on experience, which allows them to secure meaningful work and move forward in building healthy lives and communities.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17
What We Do
Faith and Work Enterprises has an innovative job readiness training program using the Jobs for Life™ curriculum to help men facing long-term unemployment, transitioning back into society from the corrections system, and/or experiencing homelessness, find jobs and experience life in Christ.
Through a 10-week program, men gain a greater sense of their purpose and calling, learn and practice healthy relational skills, develop a vocational plan, draft resumes, practice interviewing and complete job applications.
EVERY OCCUPATION HAS ITS OWN HONOR BEFORE GOD.
Ordinary work is a divine vocation or calling. In our daily work, no matter how important or mundane, we serve God by serving the neighbor and we also participate in God’s on-going providence for the human race.
- Martin Luther
A sweet combination!
Pennsylvania Avenue Chocolates™ is the social enterprise connected to Faith and Work Enterprises, making a distinctive chocolate bar for you to enjoy!
Participating in all aspects of running a small business and producing the chocolate bars provides those in the training with invaluable practical experience.
Double Impact Fundraising
Fundraising with Pennsylvania Avenue Chocolates™ benefits your organization AND the men in the program.
Our fundraising program is available to any nonprofit charitable organization registered with the IRS under 501(c)(3) status.
You’ll find us on Pennsylvania Avenue in West Baltimore
An area with notable history and culture, yet also with many of the struggles of inner-city life.
Shortly after the unrest in the Sandtown neighborhood of Baltimore, MD, following the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015, a group of concerned pastors and laypeople gathered with a desire to meet actual needs identified by residents in the community. What resulted is Faith and Work Enterprises and Pennsylvania Avenue Chocolates.
God is good!
Thank you for a successful New Start for 50 Men! crowdfunding campaign
Partial funding is provided through ongoing scholarships. Would you partner with us this year to build capacity in the men of West Baltimore?
$1,500 provides a full scholarship for one man
to fully complete the program
$750 provides a half scholarship for one man
$150 provides scholarship for one week of training
$50 provides scholarship for one day of training
$25 provides scholarship for a half day of training