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Men’s Warehouse National Suit Drive

Posted on : 12-08-2010 | By : admin | In : Uncategorized


suitdrive Men’s Warehouse invites you to participate in the Third annual National Suit Drive. when you donate your gently used professional attire at your nearest Men’s Warehouse during the September 2010, you’re giving a second chance. And for every suit they recieve The Men’s Warehouse will donate a new dress shirt to the cause. Your donated item will be recieved and distributed by Fresh Start Re-Entry Resource Center. Giving at-risk men a good first first impression at job interviews. Find out more http://nationalsuitdrive.com
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Fresh Start Nominated as Finalisted in “Be More Awards”

Posted on : 17-06-2010 | By : admin | In : Uncategorized


beMoreAwardsSmallerThe Be More Awards™ applauds the outstanding, and many times unrecognized, achievements of nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit organizations were invited to apply for a Be More Award in any of the five award categories ranging from outstanding marketing initiatives (Be More Informed), exceptional educational outreach (Be More Knowledgeable), innovative organization endeavors (Be More Brilliant), extraordinary fundraising and event efforts (Be More Entertaining) and commitment to arts and cultural awareness (Be More Creative). In addition to these five categories, the People’s Choice Poll award allowed the community to vote for their favorite nonprofit. READ MORE

Become a Member

Posted on : 30-03-2010 | By : admin | In : Uncategorized


When does an organization go beyond its purpose? When does an organization go beyond what is expected to fit the needs of those it serves? Fresh Start is just that organization. Fresh Start was started as a vision, a goal inspired to change the way a second chance is given! Many organization starts with you but some where in the middle lose track of you. Fresh Start is just the opposite of that, once you’re in the program your a part of a community an investment to a better life!

The skills you gain at Fresh Start you will not find anywhere else. You gain knowledge to enhance your life beyond tomorrow and present circumstances. Fresh Start helps those who really want a second chance, who have a desire to learn and a passion to do better!

Skills You Learn:
* Decision Making
* Money Management
* Career Exploration
* Anger Management
* Health and Fitness
* Social Skills
* Understanding Relationships
* Adopting to Changes/Resiliency

Fresh Start Re-Entry Resource Center Offers:

• Self Employment Development
• Interview Skills
• Credit Reconstruction
• Continued Support
• Family Reunification
• Resume Writing

The  $25 yearly membership also includes:

1. A USB jump drive  to store all work on including web search and resume. 

2. YMCA  passes for the family (if qualified)

3. Interview clothing (if qualified and sizes in stock)

4. One day bus pass for job interviews (if qualified)

5. Resume development using the WInWay Resume Software.  And one on one to match  resumes to job postings.  Resumes printed on professional resume paper.

6. Counseling classes through Reintegration Provider Services

7. Computer time to develop job search, check job emails,  job search and education applications.

8.  View update information and the latest information on programs and referrals. Receive an email when the site is updated and jobs are posted.

Orientation classes are held on Mondays at 11 am and 1 pm. The class is limited to the first 12 confirmed participants. Start HERE!!

Download Full 2010 FS Press Release