Thanks to Cox Communications, UMOM residents have access to a fully updated Career Center. This past spring, UMOM was awarded a Cox Technology grant to provide new computers, laptop & printer, flat-screen TV, re-wiring & electrical, furniture and supplies for the existing career center. These updates have enhanced the ability for UMOM residents to obtain employment. The center also provides residents with one-on-one resume assistance, mock interview training, job-related workshops and classes such as The Basics of Microsoft Word and the Do’s & Don’ts of Applications and Resumes.
“We are excited to have the Career Center renovated by Cox. The additional computers will give residents the ability to job search, look for housing, and apply for school.”
-Rosanne Harper, UMOM Employment Navigator
On any given day, there are over 150 parents living at the shelter, many of whom are looking for employment. With enhancements made with the Cox Communications technology grant, residents will have the tools necessary to support their employment search and ultimately provide for their family. Employment is a large barrier for the parents at UMOM and is a key part for most family’s case plan.
“It helps me with my job search and they provide us with good resources. It’s accessible, easy to use and kid friendly”.
- Kaylin, UMOM resident and mother of two
Thank you to Cox Communications for your support and allowing us to provide families with even more resources to aid in breaking the cycle of homelessness.