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Employment Resources Available at Philadelphia FIGHT

Searching for employment can be a daunting task. Philadelphia FIGHT offers several resources that may be useful for job seekers. Be sure to contact the AIDS Library at library@fight.org if you would like additional information about any of the resources spotlighted in this post. Please make sure to call each program directly to check eligibility in order to participate in the services highlighted below.


IN THE AIDS LIBRARY

Here are some titles that we have in the AIDS Library that could be helpful for job seekers.

Job interview preparation:

  • Job Interview Tips for People with Not-So-Hot Backgrounds: How to Put Red Flags Behind You to Win the Job, by Caryl and Ronald L. Krannich
  • Networking and Interviewing for Jobs, by Ronald C. Mendlin

Resume and cover letter tips and examples:

  • Resume, Application and Letter Tips for People with Not-So-Hot Backgrounds: 185 Tips for Landing the Perfect Job, by Ronald L. Krannich
  • Best Resumes and Letters for Ex-Offenders, by Wendy S. Enelow
  • Gallery of Best Resumes: A Collection of Quality Resumes by Professional Resume Writers, by David Noble

Job hunting advice and tips for retaining employment:

  • Job Hunting Tips for People with Not-So-Hot Backgrounds: 101 Smart Steps That Can Change Your Life, by Ronald L. Krannich
  • JIST’s Putting the Bars Behind You Series: Instructor’s Resource Manual, by Ronald C. Mendlin
  • The Job Loss Recovery Guide: A Proven Program for Getting Back to Work — Fast!, by Lynn Joseph
  • The 2004 Philadelphia County Assistance Office Employment and Training Programs, by Philadelphia County Assistance Office

Tips for navigating the workplace:

  • Managing AIDS in the Workplace, by Sam B. Puckett
  • AIDS in the Workplace: Legal Questions and Practical Answers, by William F. Banta
  • AIDS Issues in the Workplace: A Response Model for Human Resource Management, by Dale A. Masi
  • Gay Issues in the Workplace, by Brian McNaught
  • Public Library Services for the Poor: Doing All We Can, by Leslie Edmonds Holt and Glen E. Holt
  • AIDS and the Public Workforce: Local Government Preparedness in Managing the Epidemic, by James D. Slack
  • AIDS in the Workplace: Employee Attitudes and Perceptions and the Impact of Educational Programs, by Vincent Gerard Kownacki
  • Returning to Work: A Helpful Guide, by the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
  • Your Rights in the Workplace, by Barbara Kate Repa

Educational resources for job seekers:

  • McGraw Hill’s GED: The Most Complete and Reliable Study Program for the GED Tests, by Patricia Mulcrone
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Computer Basics, by Joe Kraynak
  • Office 20013 All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies, by Peter Weverka
  • Office 2007 for Dummies, by Wally Wang

DVDs exploring HIV/AIDS and employment:

  • All of Us – Documentary about two women struggling with the social factors that put them at risk for HIV.
  • Philadelphia – Fictional account of an HIV-positive man challenging discrimination (set in Philly!).

INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY JUSTICE

Employment Resource Guide

The Society for Employment and Equal Rights of the Institute of Community Justice publishes a resource guide for formerly incarcerated people seeking employment in the Philadelphia area. The resource guide includes:

  • Job searching tips
  • Job training for people with a criminal record
  • Information about staffing agencies and part-time work
  • Companies that have hired formerly convicted people
  • Computer access resources
  • Tips for creating a resume

Download the Employment Resource Guide 2014 [PDF]

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The Institute for Community Justice offers two comprehensive programs that may be useful for job seekers in Philadelphia.

Access to Recovery Life Skills Program

When: Every Thursday, 2-4pm
Where: Institute for Community Justice
21 S. 12th Street, 7th Floor (Between Market and Chestnut)
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Details: This course consists of 9 classes and some topics covered are setting goals, violence prevention, parenting, and stress management.

For more information contact Akua at (215) 525-0460 ext. 403

 Access to Recovery Career Development Workshops

When: Every Thursday, 11am-1pm
Where: Institute for Community Justice
21 S. 12th StREET, 7th Floor (Between Market and Chestnut)
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Details: Come learn various career development skills including –

  • Resume creation
  • Tips for keeping a job
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Interviewing skills
  • Using a computer for your job search
  • Completing online job applications
  • Overcoming a criminal record and getting employed

CRITICAL PATH PROJECT

Career Development – Job Readiness Classes                                             (ENROLLMENT REQUIRED)

Call 215-985-4448 ext. 279 to enroll in this course. Classes meet on Monday and Wednesday afternoon for 2 hours over an 8 week period Details: Enroll in this class if you would like to learn valuable career development skills including:

  • Writing a great resume and cover letter
  • Interviewing skills
  • Learning how to understand job descriptions
  • Research potential employers

Special Note: You must have some basic computer skills to enter this class. In addition to valuable job and computer skills, students that enroll in the class will also:

  • Leave with both a hard and digital copy of their new resume, cover letter, and thank you letter for future updates and changes
  • 2 SEPTA tokens at the end of each session
  • A certificate of completion at the end of class
  • A graduation party

Please be on the lookout for the next installment of our employment series! The next post will feature employment resources available for job seekers in the Philadelphia, PA area.

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Summer Nutrition in Philadelphia

Looking for great nutritional resources in Philadelphia for little or no cost? Check out some of the great resources outlined below.

Good and Cheap

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Good and Cheap is a collection of  recipes for people with limited incomes, particularly for    those on a $4/day food budget or receiving nutrition assistance via SNAP (Supplemental    Nutrition Assistance Program). Download a copy of the free cook book here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Free Summer Meals for Kids & Teens in Philadelphia  
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There are more than 1,000 in places in Philadelphia that serve free meals and snacks to youth ages 18 and under. There are no income requirements, ID or registration in qualifying areas. To find your nearest meal site:

  • Call the toll-free Philly Summer Meals Hotline at 1-855-252-MEAL
  • Text “MealPA” to 877877
  • Visit www.phillysummermeals.org for an interactive map of meal site locations

An additional map of Philly Summer Meal sites along with: dates that the site will be open, hours that meals are served, and days of operation is available here.


Free Meals in Philadelphia

There are many free meal resources available in Philadelphia for people of all ages.  The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger offers a list of resources including:

 Additionally, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly referred to as food stamps) offers nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families in need of groceries. To see if you qualify to receive SNAP benefits and to apply for benefits, the following options are available to you:

    • Call the SNAP Hotline at 215-430-0556: Residents of Bucks, Chester, and Philadelphia counties can apply for SNAP benefits by phone. Hotline counselors are available Monday-Friday (9am-5pm)
  • BenePhilly Centers offer free one-on-one professional support to help Philadelphians enroll in benefits. To find a BenePhilly Center near you, call 844-848-4376 to schedule an appointment. If you are located in Center City, schedule an appointment at Philadelphia FIGHT (1233 Locust Street, 3rd Floor). Cayden Halligan, Care and Outreach Librarian of the AIDS Library is available to help you from 9am-5pm.
  • Text “SNAP” to 84700
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World Health Day – Food Access in Philadelphia

April 7th is World Health Day. The theme for World Health Day 2015 is food safety. We recognize that access to safe, nutritious food is a critical issue for many people living in Philadelphia. The AIDS Library of Philadelphia FIGHT has a variety of resources available to the public that provide information about accessing nutritious, and at times, free meals in Philadelphia. Some of resources are outlined below:

Free Meals in Philadelphia

Free Meals in Philadelphia – The Philadelphia Food Access Collaborative updates this resource listing of organizations providing free meals in Philadelphia. The publication includes a weekly schedule for each organization, as well as distinctions for populations that services are catered to including, but not limited to, wheel chair access, women and children only, men only, seniors only, and shelters.

The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger offers a list of resources including:

Additionally, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly referred to as food stamps) offers nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families in need of groceries. To see if you qualify to receive SNAP benefits and to apply for benefits, the following options are available to you:

  • Call the SNAP Hotline at 215-430-0556: Residents of Bucks, Chester, and Philadelphia counties can apply for SNAP benefits by phone. Hotline counselors are available Monday-Friday (9am-5pm)
  • BenePhilly Centers offer free one-on-one professional support to help Philadelphians enroll in benefits. To find a BenePhilly Center near you, call 844-848-4376 to schedule an appointment. If you are located in Center City, schedule an appointment at Philadelphia FIGHT (1233 Locust Street, 3rd Floor). Cayden Halligan, Care and Outreach Librarian of the AIDS Library is available to help you from 9am-5pm.
  • Text “SNAP” to 84700

 Nutrition Counseling and Meal Program in Philadelphia

MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance) – MANNA provides “nourishing, healthy, healing food” to people living in Philadelphia battling life-threatening illnesses. The staff at MANNA create and home-deliver meals customized for 11 different dietary modifications to accommodate different diseases. To find if meals may be delivered in your area, check here. MANNA’s Registered Dietitians provide free nutrition counseling in both individual or group consultations.

Tips for Food Safety

The World Health Organization (WHO) has a number of factsheets and manuals in PDF format available on their website with food safety tips for the public. Most of the resources are available in the official languages of WHO (English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, and Russian) unless specified below. Some of those include:

5 Keys to Safer Food (available in the official WHO languages)

How to Prepare Formula for Bottle-Feeding at Home (available in the official WHO languages)

How to Prepare Formula for Cup-Feeding at Home (available in the official WHO languages)

How to Prepare Powdered Infant Formula in Care Setting (available in the official WHO languages)

For additional information, contact the AIDS Library at library@fight.org.

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