The Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at Drexel University has developed a FREE job training program for men ages 18-30 with lived experience of violence. Those who complete the program will be eligible to receive dual certification as Community Health Workers and Certified Peer Specialists. This program is a good fit for young men interested in becoming healers and helpers in their communities and entering the human service or healthcare fields.
The basic requirements for eligibility are:
- identify as male
- ages 18-30 lived experience of violence (either to themselves or someone close to them)
- HS diploma or GED
- willing to commit to 9 weeks of training (4 days per week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
*PARTICIPANT PAYMENT* is provided, and transportation assistance is available.
A criminal record may NOT be a barrier to entry into the program– eligibility will be assessed on a case by case basis.
The deadline to apply is March 13, 2020. Please submit your application as soon as possible. A resume is required as part of the application. The application form can be downloaded at https://drexel.edu/cnvsj/projects/community-health-workers/. Selected applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis.
For more information contact Casey Chanton, Project Manager, at 215-762-1170 or at email@example.com