The upward journey to success is different for each and every family. The Center For Working Families Inc. takes a personalized approach, pairing each participant with a Pathway Coach who serves as a mentor, adviser and partner on a co-designed journey towards self-sufficiency. TCWFI Pathway Coaches work with many individuals hands on to identify and expand strengths, match interests with career opportunities. Pathway coaches guide participants to set goals and implement strategies about how to overcome barriers and achieve better personal and family outcomes. This creates a strong partnership between the pathway coach and the participant instilling the confidence in them to know they are not alone as they face challenges. The objective is to empower them to negate those life obstacles that hinder their elevation and to amplify the skills and abilities each participant possesses while manifesting that into their fullest potentials. We are of the community and this is how we serve by meeting the need of the community.
The Center For Working Families impacts families through a unique a two generational approach.
City of Atlanta to Celebrate National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week | October 26-31, 2015
Atlanta, GA (September 2015) – Hundreds of thousands of children living in the United States have elevated blood lead levels that may cause significant damage to their health including behavior and learning problems such as hyperactivity, slowed growth, hearing problems, and aggression. To raise awareness and encourage education among parents and pregnant women who live in homes built before 1978, the City of Atlanta, Department of Planning in partnership with local workforce leader, The Center for Working Families, Inc., is hosting Atlanta’s first-ever participation in National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) October 26-31, 2015.
The Center for Working Families, Inc. Appoints Four New Members to its Board of Directors
Atlanta, GA (August 2015) – The Center for Working Families, Inc. (TCFWI) is proud to announce the appointment of four new members to serve on the board of directors, bringing its membership to 15. The expansion supports a key organizational goal for 2015 as the workforce development agency begins implementation of its 2015-2020 strategic plan. The three year terms were effective immediately on August 1, 2015.
The new members of the TCWFI board include: Stuart Andreason, Senior Community and Economic Development Adviser (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta); Jen Bennecke, President (Jenson Strategic Partners); Ashley Carson, Senior Vice President – Corporate Banking (Atlantic Capital Bank) and Helen Parker, Retired Regional Administrator, Atlanta Region (U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration).
The Center for Working Families names Che D. Watkins President and CEO
Accomplished community leader to head workforce development agency
Atlanta, GA (July, 2015) – The Board of Directors of The Center for Working Families, Inc. (TCWFI) is pleased to announce that Che D. Watkins is joining the organization as its new President and CEO, effective Monday, July 21, 2014.
“After a deliberate and thorough search, we feel fortunate to welcome such an amazing talent to lead our organization. Che’s passion for families and children is matched only by her extensive experience leading and advocating for large-scale regional issues with direct impact on the total community. Che joins us at a critical moment for TCWFI as we move forward and continue our growth trajectory, with expansion and enhancement of programs and services designed to support families by stabilizing and attaining their economic goals. We could not be more pleased with our selection,” said TCWFI Board Chairman Charles Ross.