Life Just Right University

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The Life Just Right University’s mission is to impact long term economic self-sufficiency for individuals and families who struggle with unemployment or homelessness. The LJRU program is designed to support participants through supportive case management. In partnership with a case manager, participants develop a personalized Action Plan with a focus on overcoming the barriers that lead to crisis and poverty. The participants set goals in employment, career/education development, financial stability, housing stability and health care. Participants can also enroll into the LSLC through three program components, Workplace Essentials (Soft Skills Training), GED/HSE Classes, and English as a Second Language Classes.

Services Provided:

* Main Classes: GED/HSE, Workplace Essentials and English as a Second Language

* Individual and Family Action Plans

* Financial Assistance

* Legal Aid Clinic

Benefits of the Program:

* Referrals to Nashville Financial Empowerment Center, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Maximus and How’s Nashville

* Life Skills Classes at no cost to the participant

* Participants may qualify for job placement

* Referrals to other agencies as needed

Workplace Essentials: Dates TBD

The Salvation Army Workplace Essentials and Hope Program is a Workplace Excellence, soft skills development program for individuals with a history of unemployment or barriers to employment. Classes are held the second week per month and focus on 10 soft skills, job readiness, resume building, mock interviewing and overcoming barriers to employment. Following the class participants will enroll in the Hope case management program and meet bi-weekly with their Life Skills Coach Participants to continue to increase education/career, housing and financial stability. Participants will increase their knowledge of marketable essential workplace skills, develop their current life skills and career path. Participants may qualify for job placement and financial assistance.

To enroll Download and application HERE!

English as a Second Language Classes:

The Salvation Army hosts ESL Classes in ourNashville South International Corps . The classes are Absolute Beginner, Beginner, and Intermediate. Students are able to attend class anytime but will have to test during the designated test dates.

Nashville South Corps Classes: Tues. 6-7:30pm and Thursday from 2-4:30pm

Contact Brynna Horswell for more information at Brynna.Horswell@uss.salvationarmy.org

Other Services:

Legal Aid – 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10am to 12pm. By Appointment Only – Call 615-242-0411

Regions 6 Week Financial Workshop – Second Tuesday of the month 6 – 7 p.m.

Residential Resources – first time home buyer class on Saturdays. Contact 615-650-9779 for dates.