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Christian HELP is devoted to preventing homelessness by helping people find jobs while providing for them materially and spiritually. We have connected over 91,000 people with jobs in the past 20 years.

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The Silver Bullet of the Job Search

(2) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 3:56 PM


5,647 was the number of applications I had submitted online, or at least that is how many it felt like. Fresh out of college and ready to start my career, I was in a new city and felt like I was banging...

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The Business of Nonprofits

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 9:05 AM

This blog post has been the hardest I've ever had to write. The answer is so simple and trite; but, deserves a fuller explanation. The one thing that non-profits need most of all in regards to funding is a systemic change in the organization. The trend in non-profits today seems...

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Social Enterprise: Is it a Necessity?

(2) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 12:17 PM

They say necessity is the mother of invention. After the recession of 2008, government funding declined for social programs. Despite recovery, we will probably never see the same level of government funding again. The major reason, in my opinion, is that health care costs are expected to grow at twice...

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Social Enterprise: From Its Roots to Mainstream Conversation

(1) Comments | Posted June 29, 2013 | 7:43 AM

Can you believe the social enterprise business model has been in existence since before 1900? Yes, it's true! Goodwill Industries was founded in 1895 (although that wasn't its official name until 1915) in Boston by Reverend Edgar Helms. Reverend Helms, theological student, was sent to minister in a...

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Volunteering is a Must for Your Resume!

(1) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 3:28 PM

Have you ever stared at your resume thinking, "Man, I haven't added anything new to this in over a year!"? For those of you that can say no to that question - great, keep up the good work. For those of you who haven't had a chance to rock an...

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Turning Passion into Profit

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2013 | 8:25 AM

To help you define what you are passionate about, I suggest you read about issues plaguing our society and our world. Reflect on causes that strike a nerve with you and network with others that have an interest in similar causes. It is my belief that if you speak with...

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Passion and Profit: Social Enterprise

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 11:50 AM

About 14 years ago, I found myself motivated to work with at-risk youth. I had also just started a business. Merging the two, I became a social entrepreneur long before I had ever heard that term. A social entrepreneur is one who recognizes a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles...

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Veterans Clashing Expectation and Reality

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 1:15 PM

"Anyone who has served their country is a hero, and should be treated as such."

As Americans, we hear that saying a lot. Our veterans have served our country and deserve to have the red carpet rolled out to them. That's the expectation many veterans have when leaving the service;...

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Is Your Job Search a Waste of Time?

(1) Comments | Posted February 15, 2013 | 12:35 PM

For many people, the answer to "Is your job search a waste of time?" might be yes. We have all seen the articles and signs about how the unemployed need not apply. There are also ads that have the statement "Qualified Applicants Only." In a recent white paper put out...

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It's Dark and I Can't See -- What Direction Did You Say to Go?

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 2:20 PM

Written by Hope Cranford, former Christian HELP Client, and Julie Zimmerman, Volunteer Coordinator

Wouldn't it be great to have a roadmap of your life preparing you for all the twists and turns you will encounter along the way? At least with the map you could anticipate the detours and road...

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Set Agenda and Politics Aside to Raise Jobs and Lower Poverty

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 9:47 PM

I like challenges. I like solving problems. I want to make a difference in the world. As the leader of Christian HELP and the Central Florida Employment Council, I have a unique platform to talk about the jobs crisis with employers and job seekers. I enjoy the conversations and we,...

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Hey Cinderella, Do You Have Any Vacant Rooms at the Castle?

(1) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 11:14 AM

Service above self is one of the most beautiful things in the world. Compassion for another soul and the willingness to help them up when they are down and to lift them to the next level makes this world a truly better place.

Julie, a former Client of Christian...

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Employment Solutions for Today's Economy

(3) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 8:00 AM

As we continue into what has been deemed by many to be a jobless recovery, more and more jobs are being replaced by technology, or the need for a person to fulfill the role has diminished. Case in point, years ago stand-alone registers with computers were placed in many grocery...

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