About JobsRVA

JobsRVA is here to serve the unemployed, the underemployed and everyone in between in the greater Richmond community to provide them with the skills needed to better themselves and to find a career that can make a positive impact on their lives.

Our mission is supported by a partnership of nonprofits and churches who share our passion for working with people to help them thrive, through meaningful discussions and hands-on skills training with mentors and instructors.

Each training site in the JobsRVA Network teaches from an established, biblically-based job preparation curriculum called Jobs for Life, which seeks to break the cycle of poverty and build people up to serve the community in a greater way.

Jobs for Life (JfL) has been a central component of our church since 2016. Third Church has reached out to the community to help individuals become more stable. We’ve realized employment is a great part of helping people in the community. We desire Third Church to be more reflective of the actual community where we live and worship. A high percentage of the students in the JfL classes are from other countries. The Jobs for Life training has helped us advance our desire to connect with other communities. We now partner with the Christian -Arabic church and we’re more involved with others.
Jobs for Life is an investment. It’s a discipleship ministry. You communicate deeply with others through the materials and help people understand God and work. Work is a part of God’s plan to engage lives. At every JfL class we have a shared experience of life and are reminded of God’s purpose, connections, values and attitudes. It’s very important to Third Church and we’re happy to be a part of this great job ministry!
Ed Satterfield, Executive Pastor Third Church

Third Church – Henrico County

I believe I speak for all my partners when I say that we are proud to be able to offer this service to the Highland Park area. Seeing people get jobs and change their lives and the lives of their families is an amazing thing to see. Honest hard work is something God seeks from all of us. I’m proud of the men and woman who took these steps to improve their lives. Each one of our graduates has agreed to model their lives and exhibit the character of Christ in all that they do to the best of their ability. We can’t ask for any more than that.

Jo White, representing the Highland Park Site facilitated by…

Boaz and Ruth, Northside Outreach Center and Saving Our Youth

Highland Park Site