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Training – Education – Employment Resources

*While we make every effort to keep this information up to date we suggest you call the organization to confirm
Organization Address Phone Number Hours Services Offered Referral Type Additional Information
A Childs Place 601 E. 5th Street, Suite 230
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-343-3790 Services offered within the school Support Homeless children within CMS School Counselor, Self Qualifications Contact
Academy of Nail Technology 415-A Minuet Lane
Charlotte, NC 28217
704-521-2911 Offers the opportunity to earn nail technology and esthetics degrees
Ada Jenkins Center 212 Gamble Street
Charlotte, NC 28036
704-896-0471 by appt only Provides career counseling, job readiness, job placement, life skills, job skills training, money management and credit counseling Ada Jenkins Center. Programs include a Computer Center, After School Tutoring, Mobile and in office Medical and Dental Clinics, and food pantry. Some financial aid offered may be for paying utilities, rent, clothing, furniture and household goods. self

Food Pantry – must be referred to Loaves and Fishes by referring partner. Contact one of the following to make a referral for you to Loaves & Fishes:
Church Pastor or local clergy
Doctor’s office or other medical provider
School Counselor / Social Worker
Department of Social Services, Salvation Army, Goodwill
Your Ada Jenkins case manager or appropriate staff contact
A photo ID is required to complete a referral application. If picking up for another person, a signed letter stating permission to pick up is required.””

valid form of ID and proof of address such as mail, utility bill
American Red Cross 2425 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28203
704-378-4620 Training and Certification
Builders of Hope Dee Hatcu (Charlotte Contact) 312 W. Trade Street, Suite 500, Charlotte, NC 28202 980-875-9335 Training in Carpentry and Construction
Care To Share Outreach Center Jerusalem Holiness Church
714 E. 18th ST
Charlotte, North Carolina
980-430-5913 Monday & Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Food Distribution Time

Wednesday 12pm to 1:30pm Distribution of Bread & Cake Only

We provide emergency food for families and individuals 2 times a week. Call for more details.

We also provide Healthy Eating Tips Pamphlets, Informational Health Referral Pamphlets, Personal Development Courses

Self You must have a valid ID and it is first come first serve.
Carolina Diesel Driving School 704-597-9550 Provides truck driver training and certification along with job placement; financial assistance available; must have commercial driver’s license and a good driving record)
Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte 1123 S Church St
Charlotte NC 28203
704-370-3262 Food Pantry –
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 – 10 a.m.Call for other services
Counseling, Pregnancy Support, Food Pantry, Immigration services, and Refugee and Language Assistance (case management, afterschool, employment and housing assistance, interpretation) Self
Center for Community Transitions 2226 N. Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC 28205
704-374-0762 Helps ex-offenders transition from criminal justice system back into the community
Charlotte Area Fund 901 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
704-372-3010 M-F 8:00-5:00pm Emergency Food, Self sufficiency Project, Job Readiness Training
Nutrition Assistance Project, Computer Classes, High School Equivalency, On and off site Internships and Apprenticeships
Charlotte Works 11301 Carmel Commons Blvd.
Suite 301
Charlotte, NC 28226
980-201-3256 Charlotte Works is a private/public partnership that brings together Charlotte area resources to engage, empower and employ Charlotte’s workforce to meet current business climate needs. They provide customized resources including coaching, training, and networking opportunities that will help to develop, align and connect job seekers with the changing employment needs of Charlotte area Employers.
Charlotte Housing Authority CHA Main Office
400 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
980-299-7024 Center for Employment Services.

Charlotte Housing Authority to promote employment and self-reliance in West Charlotte. According to CHA, one of the largest barriers to employment that clients face is lack of job skills or training. CES focuses on addressing this issue. To ensure the employment services were accessible, CHA chose a location in West Charlotte on the CATS bus line. Located at the corner of Caronia Street and Clanton Road, CES provides space to local service providers to bring career development opportunities to the area.

Current partners residing at CES include: Charlotte Works, Jacob’s Ladder Job Center West, The Benefit Bank, and City Dive, Inc.

City Dive Arbor Glen Recreation Center
1520 Clanton Road
Charlotte, NC 28208 (Sunday’s @ 11am)Executive Offices
2201 Caronia Street
Charlotte, NC 28208
704-323-5073 Faith-based organization that provides evening job readiness
classes at CES for clients who cannot attend classes during the day.
Topics covered during the sessions include: financial empowerment, career
development, and GED preparation.
Community Culinary School of Charlotte 9315-D Monroe Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28270-1427
704-375-4500 Provides 500 hours of culinary training For adults who have experienced barriers to employment. Those barriers can be stereotypical drug or alcohol addiction, homelessness or incarceration..
Community Link/Homeless to Housing 601 E 5th St
Suite 220
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-943-9490 Homeless to Housing (must be working at least 30 hours/week), Tax preparation, Financial Education Sessions. Self
CPCC (Central Piedmont Community College) 704-330-6129 Provides GED classes in computer assisted labs for FREE; no appointment necessary; Call for times. Also provides Pathways to Careers – a short-term program that provides academic, social, and job specific training; offered through CPCC; scholarships available)
Employment Security Commission 700 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
1-888-737-0259 Provides help finding employment (bilingual) Job Seekers
Exodus Foundation 13016 Eastfield Rd Suite 200-222, Huntersville, NC 28078 704-947-9090 Mon-Wed 7a-7p Provides mentoring and scholarships for African Americans who have been incarcerated; must be two years sober, and have stable living conditions self Make a one year commitment to call your mentor once every week and meet him or her face to face at least once every month. Complete a mentee application.
Friendship Community Development Corporation 3301 Beatties Ford Rd
Charlotte NC 28216
704-200-2807 See website for the hours of each program. Transitional housing for women and families; provides educational and job training opportunities, GED programs.
Goodwill Industries 5301 Wilkinson Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28208
704-372-3434 Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 7:00pm
GED instruction and helps with training, job search, and placement. Provides donated clothing and household items available at minimal cost.
Harvest Center 2225 Freedom Drive
Charlotte NC 28208
704-335-1616 Soup Kitchen: “”Power Breakfast”” is served from 6:30 – 8 am; “”Uplifting Lunch”” is served from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Empowerment Resource Center: By Appointment, contact Sahkara Jacobs at (704) 335-1616 ext. 105 or

Teddy Tech Lab: Tuesday – Thursday 8:00 am – 11:30 am and 12:30 – 2:00 pm (times subject to change without notice)

Soup Kitchen, Transitional Housing for Single Adults, Adult Continuing Education, Empowerment Resource Center (free assistance and information including medical services, job employment opportunities, clothing and household items and other resources), Teddy Tech Lab Self referral for all programs.

For all Transformation Program inquiries, and for scheduling of interviews, feel free to contact our Transformation Specialist, Eric Miller, at 704-335-1616 ext. 106 (9am – 3pm).

Jacobs Ladder Job Center 704-332-5822 Provides a month long, 4-step job readiness
class that prepares job seekers to find and keep a job. Subject matter covered in the class includes: resume writing, mock interviews, and work ethics. Also, instructors work with clients to develop the computer skills necessary for today’s job seekers such as filling out online applications and how to use e-mail. The program continues to work with clients even after the find a job to ensure they have everything they need to maintain employment
Job Corps (800) 733-5627 Provides no-cost education and vocational training that assists young people ages 16-24 get a better job and make more money; students can also earn a GED)
Latin-American Coalition 4938 Central Avenue Suite 101 Charlotte, NC 28205 704-531-3848 Mon – Thur 9am -12pm & 1pm – 5pm Workforce development, resume development, how to find a job and labor rights workshops Self
Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services – Work First Family Assistance DSS Main Office
​Wallace H. Kuralt Centre
301 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211West Charlotte Location
Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
704-336-3000 Mon-Fri 8 a.m – 5 p.m. Employment Resource Center; Assists with interviewing skills, job opportunities/ leads, creating resumes, and job search counseling)
N.C. Division Vocational Rehabilitation Services 5501 Executive Center Drive, Suite 101,
Charlotte, NC 28212
Neighborhood Family Resource Center 2631 Kenhill Street
Charlotte, NC 28208
980-859-0988 Provides community outreach, after school tutorial/ enrichment program, computer training, substance abuse prevention, family support group, and adult literacy program)
NC Works Job search
OMITT Trade School 2122 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
704-373-3434 Customized technical training in math, electricity, basic blueprint, and machinery)
ResCare Workforce Services 5700 Executive Center Drive Ste 217
Charlotte, NC 28212
704-563-3066 Job seekers registered in our career centers have 24-hour access to this proprietary online training platform that offers more than 4,000 free courses, which can be used for GED preparation and credential-earned training in more than 100 industries. Self
Senior Center North Meck Senior Center
102 Gilead Road
Huntersville, NCShamrock Senior Center (has relocated to Methodist Home Recreation Center)
3200 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte NC

Tyvola Senior Center
2225 Tyvola Road
Charlotte NC




8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (varies by location) (Helps seniors ages 55 and older find full or part time work
The ANSWER Scholarship 6420 Rea Rd, Suite 112
Charlotte, NC 28277
704-544-1988 Provides scholarship to women raising school age children to fulfill their dreams of earning a college degree Online Application
The Benefit Bank of NC 919-381-5802 Web-based service at CES that simplifies and
centralizes the process of applying for many state and federal benefits for lowand
moderate-income individuals. Through its eligibility screening tool, TBB can
ensure that people are aware of entitled benefits and help maximize the benefits
and tax refunds they can secure. The “one-stop-shop” approach also saves time.
The Q Foundation, INC 10130 Mallard Creek Rd #300
Charlotte, NC 28262
704.930.6000 By Appointment Only Job Readiness & Retention training
Vocational assessment
Vocational Certifications (Partnering Agencies)
Job coaching and job search assistance
On-the-job coaching
Transportation training & bus passes
Socialization development with peers and the community
Fostering greater independence through life coaching
Money management & Credit Education
Staffing services (Provided in partnership with hiring employers)
The Relatives 119 East 8th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-377-0602 To keep kids safe, families together, and prepare youth and young adults to be healthy, productive, engaged members of the community.
The Salvation Army 501 Archdale Drive
Charlotte, NC 28210
704-522-4970 By helping families overcome challenges like unemployment, unstable housing, and lack of education, we can lead families down a path toward increased stability and, ultimately, self-sufficiency.
Urban League of Central Carolinas, Inc. 740 W. Fifth St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 373-2256 A number of financial assistance programs are offered. They even help people find jobs, in addition to offer not for profit credit counseling services.
Vocational Rehabilitation 5501 Executive Center Dr # 101
Charlotte, NC 2821
704-568-8804 Provides counseling, training, education, transportation, job placement, assistive technology and other support services to people with disabilities.

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