We Need Your Help!  Hurricane Irma Emergency Food Relief:   Donate Now Donate Today!

As a result of power outages due to Hurricane Irma, millions of Florida families were forced to throw away food. Thankfully, several of our generous Product Partners have pledged 25 truckloads of fresh produce and proteins ready to be delivered to our UP Centers. Unfortunately, the fuel and freight costs to cover these additional shipments will cost our organization $60,575. Please consider making a donation to sponsor a pallet or truckload to help ensure this donated product can make it into the hands of those who need it most during this difficult time.

STEP Employment Partner

How It Works

Your business provides unpaid, on-the-job training internship opportunities for our Success Training Employment Program (STEP) participants AS a Workplace Training Partner, you commit to providing an on-the-job training experience for an individual for up to 180 hours throughout an eight week period.

Prior to STEP participant placement in your business, our STEP Job Coach will work with you to determine the specific skills required for your training environment. Candidates are STEP participants who have graduated from Phase I of in-classroom training and have demonstrated a commitment to success. They have completed eight weeks of classroom training, which includes personal empowerment curriculum, workplace behavior workshops and certifications including Customer Service, Professionalism, Business Ethics and Safety.

STEP delivers screened, trained team players who outperform other entry-level recruits in motivation and retention.

Workplace Training Partners choose to work with United Against Poverty STEP Students because it creates real value and cost savings for their firm, while helping to empower and inspire men and women living in poverty to lift themselves to economic self-sufficiency.

Want to find out more? Contact our STEP Education Coordinator Caneria Gardner at Caneria@UPcenters.org.