BRANCH OF THE VINCENTIAN FAMILY INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT: SVDP Orlando Dioceses

NAME OF SYSTEMIC CHANGE PROJECT: Up Loft & First Step

PROJECT ADDRESS: 770 S. OBT Apopka, Fl. 32703

CONTACT PERSON: Bruce Stumbras

LENGTH OF TIME THE PROJECT/PROGRAM HAS BEEN IN EXISTENCE: < one year

Up Loft takes clients who are motivated but need training or financial help and sponsors them for a specific time, places them with a mentor and aids them with funds to reach their goals.

Our First Step is a program where we provide 25 to 30 clients with initial assessment development. They are then qualified for a three week training program (two, two hour sessions each week) getting clients ready for job search. 50% of the original group then receive five more weeks of Microsoft office training, The top 20% of the group received a computer and one year internet home service.

Our members feel we are mostly enablers and are not changing lives and are looking for ways to change models into a systemic change approach.

It is too early to assess the design of these programs.



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